News: Stauskas underwent an MRI on Tuesday, and the results revealed nothing more than a left knee contusion, Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reports.
Impact: Stauskas departed Monday's loss to Minnesota with pain in his left knee, finishing with two points in just 12 minutes of action. Tuesday's MRI was mostly precautionary, but the results are a relief nonetheless, as Stauskas has avoided any sort of injury that would keep him out for an extended period. That said, considering the discomfort was enough to force him from Monday's game, Stauskas could miss a game or two in the short term. Philadelphia is off Tuesday before playing at Boston on Wednesday night.
News: Wroten (knee) seemed to suggest on his personal Twitter account that he was eyeing a Dec. 11 return to the court. "Just wanna help my team. In due time though. My time coming. 12/11," Wroten posted.
Impact: The 76ers are scheduled to play the Pistons on Dec. 11, which will come on the second half of a back-to-back set. Wroten, who has been rehabbing his knee and participating in practices with the 76ers' D-League affiliate in Delaware, tore the ACL of his right knee last January. Because of the long recovery process, Wroten will more than likely be subjected to limited minutes once he's cleared to return to the 76ers. The Dec. 11 date that Wroten threw out shouldn't be taken as a given for his return date, but it would seem to align with coach Brett Brown's previous suggestion that the point guard will be ready to go by some point in December.
News: Canaan netted 14 points, while adding three rebounds and three assists against Minnesota on Monday.
Impact: Canaan has been primarily a backup point guard for Philadelphia this season, but is still averaging 25 minutes per game with three starts as well. His scoring acumen from college occasionally flashes as a pro, as he's averaging 10.5 points per game to date this season. The addition of Phil Pressey was seemingly intended to provide competition for Canaan, but the latter appears to have taken the backup point guard spot for himself.
News: Noel scored just seven points and added five rebounds along with with two blocks in Monday's 100-95 loss to the Timberwolves.
Impact: Noel has quieted down on the offensive end in the past couple games for the 76ers, but he's still averaging just shy of a double-double (10.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game) and will continue to be the team's starting power forward. Philadelphia will continue to rely on him and fellow big man Jahlil Okafor, and they are both double-double threats every night they are in the lineup.
News: Stauskas came away from Monday's loss to the Heat with left knee pain and didn't return, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. He finished with two points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in just 12 minutes of court time.
Impact: The 76ers replaced Stauskas with Isaiah Canaan at shooting guard in the second half, and Canaan would likely be asked to enter the starting lineup Wednesday against Boston if Stauskas is deemed unable to play. Stauskas should receive more clarity on that front after receiving the results of his MRI on Tuesday, which will give the 76ers a better indication of his health. Stauskas has been struggling mightily with his shot all season, hitting on just 33.1 percent of his attempts from the field. An injury that sidelines him for any length of time would be a crippling blow to his already dwindling fantasy value.
News: Covington had his second straight strong performance Monday against the Timberwolves, posting 18 points (6-14 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three steals, and one assist in 35 minutes.
Impact: Covington has now logged five games since returning from an injury, and he's looked better over the last two contests. He's still coming off the bench, though he figures to return to the starting lineup eventually, and it appears he's starting to find his touch again. Covington has the potential to score, post three-pointers, and grab steals, so owners need to continue to be patient as he gets back into game shape, and expect that he'll be back to his usual self in due time.
News: Okafor posted 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-7 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 33 minutes Monday against the Timberwolves.
Impact: Okafor has now logged four double-doubles over the last six games -- after getting just one double-double over the first nine games. His uptick in rebounding is an encouraging sign, and now the only major flaw to his fantasy game is his low field-goal percentage (sub-50 percent). However, he was able to produce an efficient 10-for-15 showing Monday, so owners can hope that it's a start in the right direction. That being said, he's still expected to produce points, rebounds, and blocks moving forward.