Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Once Andrew Bogut becomes a free agent, the Warriors are eligible to sign him.

The NBA's reacquisition rule only applies on the last trade, so the only team that couldn't sign him would be Dallas. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical adds the Warriors are undecided on Bogut. Regardless, he doesn't have much fantasy value.
Feb 23 - 8:58 PM

Jahlil Okafor wasn't traded on Thursday and he'll remain in Philly past the deadline.

Well, that's awkward. The Sixers dealt Nerlens Noel to Dallas but couldn't find a suitable offer for Okafor, who was one of the most glaring trade candidates this season -- Philly went so far as to sideline while conducting trade talks in recent weeks. Okafor has some fantasy appeal with Joel Embiid (knee) expected to miss at least four games, but Embiid's eventual return looms over Okafor's rest-of-season outlook.
Feb 23 - 3:32 PM

The 76ers reportedly don't expect to find a trade partner for Andrew Bogut, and will immediately begin buyout discussions.

The Cavaliers are one of many teams that will likely pursue Bogut as a free agent. He's likely to slot into a backup role on a playoff contender, and it's hard to see his fantasy stock improving with today's movement.
Feb 23 - 2:30 PM

If Sixers do not receive the 2017 top-18 protected pick from the Mavs in the Nerlens Noel trade, it converts to two second-round picks in 2017 and 2018, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

The Mavs are currently 9.5 games out of the 19 spot in the draft, so that means there is almost no chance the 76ers get that pick this year. One other aside on this is apparently the 76ers love Justin Anderson in this deal. Before you bash the 76ers, remember Noel would've had to been paid massive money as a backup to Joel Embiid.
Feb 23 - 1:08 PM

Dario Saric is expected to start and see a "more pronounced role" as a featured player, according to coach Brett Brown.

It's Homie time in Philly. He gets a hefty usage rate bump when he's not next to Joel Embiid (knee) and he's now the only healthy power forward on the roster. In his last five games, Dario has taken half of his shots in the paint, averaging 20.6 points, 7.4 boards, 2.2 treys and 1.2 steals. He'll likely have some bad games mixed in, but Saric looks poised for a big finish in his rookie season.
Feb 23 - 12:57 PM

Joel Embiid (knee) said he's expecting to play some minutes next to Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor.

There could also be some Robert Covington at the four, as well. With Dario Saric as the only healthy power forward, the 76ers may have to get creative today. Holmes played a lot of power forward last year, but almost all of his minutes this year have been at center. He is worth a look in deeper leagues with Embiid on the shelf for at least four more games.
Feb 23 - 12:37 PM

Jahlil Okafor went through all of practice on Thursday.

Even with Nerlens Noel in Dallas, the 76ers are still likely looking at a deal for Okafor. The 76ers were terrible with Okafor next to Joel Embiid (knee), but they may have to look at that combo with only Dario Saric at the four right now. Additionally, Embiid being hurt should give Okafor some short-term value.
Feb 23 - 12:34 PM

Joel Embiid (left knee) is expected to miss the Sixers' next four games, following the recommendation of the team's doctors.

Embiid went through a full practice on Thursday but the Sixers are being extremely cautious, as expected. If he returned after four games he could play on March 3rd, but there are no guarantees -- it's worth noting that that game is the first of a back-to-back set. Embiid did say he had some swelling on Thursday morning, which obviously isn't good, but for now it sounds like Philly is just playing it safe. His owners just have to hold him in the hopes of a return in early March.
Feb 23 - 12:25 PM

Andrew Bogut has been traded to the 76ers in the Nerlens Noel deal on Thursday.

If Philly can't flip Bogut, he is likely to be bought out by the 76ers and will be pursued by the contenders this weekend. Bogut has only played in four games since Jan. 9 and will likely be managed for the rest of the season. Expect the Cavs to try to sign him to put him behind Tristan Thompson.
Feb 23 - 11:56 AM

Justin Anderson has been traded to the 76ers.

The Mavericks are sending Anderson and a first-round pick to Philly in exchange for Nerlens Noel. Anderson couldn't have landed in a better situation, as the 76ers are very thin on talent on the wings other than Robert Covington. Anderson has per-36 minute averages of 16.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.9 triples, so he has intriguing upside. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues to see how this plays out.
Feb 23 - 11:52 AM

The 76ers could trade Sergio Rodriguez to a contender, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

To be clear, this sounds more like a feeling than a report, but it's worth a mention for a team that is almost certainly making at least one move today. If Rodriguez is gone, Chasson Randle would be the backup to T.J. McConnell.
Feb 23 - 10:02 AM

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have "shown no inclination" to include a first-round pick in a potential deal for Jahlil Okafor.

This goes to show how much value Okafor has around the league. We've heard reports that the Bulls are offering Nikola Mirotic for Okafor, but that's probably not going to cut it for Philly. Okafor will be one of the most popular names in the rumor mill today so this won't be the last thing you hear about him leading up to the deadline.
Feb 23 - 9:12 AM

The Bulls have "continued to push on a trade" for Jahlil Okafor, according to The Vertical.

Chicago and Philadelphia are having ongoing discussions and if Okafor doesn't end up with the Bulls, it's still likely that he'll find himself wearing another jersey after the break. The Celtics, Pacers and Kings have also been tied to Okafor -- it depends upon the players involved, but Sacramento looks like the ideal team for fantasy purposes.
Feb 22 - 7:55 PM

Tiago Splitter will reportedly be dealt to the 76ers as part of a package for Ersan Ilyasova.

The Sixers have three centers on their roster, with Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel already mentioned in trade talks, and Splitter has yet to play this season due to injuries. His contract is expiring and this is entirely about the salary cap, draft picks, and clearing room for Dario Saric. Saric was already trending up and he's simply must-own as the obvious starting PF with Ilyasova out of town.
Feb 22 - 7:32 PM

Andrew Bogut did not practice on Wednesday night.

This could be due to the Mavs looking to trade away Bogut on Thursday. Bogut has an expiring deal and there haven't been too many reports of teams after him, so he is unlikely to fetch much in the trade market. He's also a buyout candidate. If Bogut isn't on the Mavs on Friday, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri would benefit.
Feb 22 - 7:01 PM


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