News: McDaniels had seven points on 2-of-12 shooting Saturday against the Hawks. He added four rebounds, a block, and an assist in 23 minutes of the bench.
Impact: McDaniels finished January averaging 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, and one block in 27.4 minutes. He is one of the most heavily used bench players in Philadelphia's rotation. McDaniels scored in double figures ten times in January. His shooting percentage (39.6% in January) leaves plenty of room for improvement, however.
News: Grant had 13 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and an assist in 26 minutes off the bench Saturday.
Impact: Grant had a big increase in minutes in January, averaging 21.7 minutes per game compared to just 15.1 minutes in December. His perfect shooting performance Saturday should help increase his role moving forward, but he's still a lower-end option.
News: Thompson had 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) to go with three rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes off the bench Saturday.
Impact: Thompson scored in double figures for the first time since returning from an illness that sidelined him for 11 games. He is averaging six points and 2.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes over his last ten contests. While Saturday was a nice game from Thompson, he still carries limited value.
News: Carter-Williams' left ankle was re-taped, but he returned to action Saturday in Atlanta, the Sixers' official site reports.
Impact: Carter-Williams left the court with 10:03 remaining in the third quarter, but after a little more than five in-game minutes had passed, he had resumed his role as the Sixers' primary ballhandler.