Player News - 76ers

Date: Team: Pos:

Andrei Kirilenko (personal) is still away from the 76ers, and will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He is reportedly tending to a family issue, but we won't speculate as to what is really going on. He clearly does not want to play for the lowly 76ers, and it is highly unlikely that he remains with the team past the trade deadline. We will pass along any further updates as needed, but Kirilenko can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Dec 27 - 12:13 PM

Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 points on 8-of-20 shooting with six rebounds, five assists and two steals in Friday's loss to the Blazers.

MCW is unusable in 9-cat leagues unless you're punting nearly half your categories and who does that. In 8-cat leagues you're looking at a top-75 player in the 21 games he has been on the floor this year, boosted by averages of 16.0 points, 6.8 boards and 7.5 assists for the popcorn stat player.
Dec 27 - 4:45 AM

Tony Wroten scored 22 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 7-of-13 shots (1-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-9 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

Wroten won't shoot it this well on most nights and he has had a hard time staying on the court. He could be worth a look in 8-cat leagues but the emergence of K.J. McDaniels and Robert Covington complicates what was once an open season for Wroten hucking up shots. Hollis Thompson was also out tonight, giving some minutes to the rest of the rotation.
Dec 27 - 4:39 AM

Furkan Aldemir (heel) returned to action on Friday in a five-minute effort.

Aldemir's contract is the only reason we've tracked the guy and he has yet to really show his stuff at the NBA level. He can be watched from the wire.
Dec 27 - 2:14 AM

Furkan Aldemir (heel) is available to play against the Blazers on Friday.

He's not necessarily a lock to be in the rotation tonight after missing three games. Aldemir is very raw and won't make much of an impact this season.
Dec 26 - 8:41 PM

Tony Wroten (knee) will play against the Blazers on Friday.

He has been dealing with a sprained knee basically since Michael Carter-Williams returned to the lineup. Wroten should be busy tonight with Hollis Thompson (illness) out. He's not a great guy in standard leagues, but he's an option in daily points leagues tonight.
Dec 26 - 3:42 PM

Furkan Aldemir (heel) is a game-time decision to play against the Blazers on Friday.

He has been out for a week due to his injury suffered in practice on Dec. 17. Aldemir is not going to get much playing time and he's a major project for Philly. He's not worth owning in almost any league.
Dec 26 - 2:29 PM

Hollis Thompson (illness) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

He's been out since Sunday, so this is a bit strange and hopefully he's OK. While he is out, JaKarr Sampson, K.J. McDaniels and Tony Wroten will get more run at shooting guard. Jerami Grant may also play a bit more, but is not a great fantasy option. Thompson is not worth owning in most leagues.
Dec 26 - 2:26 PM

Michael Carter-Williams racked up a season-high six steals vs. Miami on Tuesday, to go along with 20 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, five assists and one block.

MCW's big game helped Philly earn their second straight victory, and he's found a nice groove after a slow start following his shoulder injury. The 76ers are last in the NBA in offensive efficiency by an enormous margin -- their 91.4 points per 100 possessions trail the 29th-placed Pacers by nearly six points -- and they'd be even worse if it weren't for Carter-Williams' individual efforts.
Dec 23 - 11:57 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute scored a season-high 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting during Tuesday's win vs. the Heat, adding six rebounds, two steals and one block in 39 minutes on the court.

The 28-year-old is the only veteran to have a reliable spot in coach Brett Brown's rotation. It seems inevitable that he'll take a backseat to younger players as the season progresses, but for now he's averaging a steady 8.9 points, 0.7 threes, 5.1 boards and 1.4 steals in 28 minutes per game as a starter. That's good enough for value in 16-team leagues, but he's not worth owning in shallower formats.
Dec 23 - 11:56 PM

Nerlens Noel missed all five of his shot attempts on Tuesday, finishing with one point, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 29 minutes vs. the Heat.

Miami's frontcourt is in shambles and they're typically one of the best matchups for opposing big men, which makes Noel's offensive struggles even more disappointing. He took only one shot outside the paint, so shot selection wasn't the problem, and with any luck he'll get the same shots to fall vs. the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Dec 23 - 11:56 PM

Tony Wroten has a sprained right knee, and will not play on Tuesday.

This injury came out of nowhere, and it leaves the 76ers with just eight active players for their game vs. the Heat. We will pass along updates as soon as we know more, but given the cautious nature of the 76ers Wroten may see some additional time on the sidelines. K.J. McDaniels will see his role increased off of the bench and should be owned in most leagues for his upside.
Dec 23 - 7:43 PM

The 76ers have waived Ronny Turiaf.

Turiaf is likely done for the season after undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery on Dec. 16. He has zero fantasy value.
Dec 23 - 7:11 PM

76ers sign F Malcolm Thomas.

Thomas isn't with the team for Tuesday's game and isn't worth fantasy owners' attention. During his first stint with Philly earlier this year, he averaged 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.2 blocks and 1.6 personal fouls in just 14 minutes per game.
Dec 23 - 7:05 PM

The 76ers will reportedly re-sign F Malcolm Thomas on Tuesday.

Thomas was with the 76ers earlier in the season, and through five games he put up averages of 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds over 14.3 minutes of action. He's not worth owning in any league.
Dec 23 - 3:05 PM

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