Philadelphia 76ers Player News: All Positions

News: Butler is expected to decline his player option for 2019-20 and test free agency, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. According to Haynes, the 76ers remain determined to retain Butler.
Impact: Last season, the four-time All-Star averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals while helping lead the 76ers to a down-to-the-wire Game 7 against the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Butler is one of the best two-way players in the league, and he'll be highly sought-after by a variety of teams. The Sixers have the advantage from a financial standpoint -- able to offer Butler the most total money -- but that may not be all that matters to the 29-year-old.
News: Ennis will decline his player option for the 2019-20 season, making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The option pays $1.8 million, but Ennis is likely looking for a bit more security, so he'll hit the open market in search of a multi-year deal. The 28-year-old split the 2018-19 season between the Rockets and 76ers, appearing in 58 total games and posting overall averages of 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks/steals. Ennis emerged as a valuable contributor on the wing in Houston, making 25 starts in 40 games, but his workload waned after arriving in Philadelphia, though he did see over 21 minutes per contest in 11 playoff games.
News: Simmons ended with 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, three blocks, and one steal in 42 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 loss to Toronto.
Impact: Simmons attempted just five field-goals Sunday, ending with 13 points to go with a full line. In what was a low scoring encounter, the 76ers held on until the last second with Kawhi Leonard nailing a memorable baseline jumper as time expired. For Simmons and the 76ers, it was a disappointing end to what has been a somewhat indifferent season. Simmons failed to take the leap many had predicted with his lack of a jump shot certainly becoming more of an issue during his sophomore year. He has a number of small issues to focus on during the offseason and will look to come back a more rounded player next season.
News: Harris had 15 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 42 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 loss to Toronto.
Impact: Harris capped off another strong season by recording a double-double in what can only be described as a heartbreaking loss for the 76ers. Since moving across in a mid-season trade, Harris has slotted in seamlessly providing the team with another reliable scorer, capable of contributing in a number of areas. There have been whispers that Harris is interested in a move to Utah but it is all speculation at this point. No matter what his future holds, Harris appears to have the ability to maintain value in any situation. He should be a solid top-50 player again, with top-30 upside, depending on his chosen destination.
News: Butler managed 16 points (5-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 43 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Butler appeared to roll his ankle during Sunday's Game 7 loss but stayed in the game to finish with 16 points in 43 minutes. It was a tough loss for the 76ers who rallied from nine points down midway through the third quarter to actually lead by seven during the same period. Butler, who was acquired mid-season, remains uncertain as to his future. Chances are he could be viewed as expendable by the 76ers who may choose to invest in their younger players. No matter where he ends up, Butler will typically fill the same role moving forward and should remain an elite fantasy asset.
News: Embiid tallied 21 points (6-18 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks in 45 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Embiid was devastated Sunday after the 76ers fell agonizingly short of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. It took a Kawhi Leonard buzzer-beater to send the 76ers home in what was a fascinating series. Embiid has battled illness throughout the last week or so but will certainly make no excuses for their playoff exit. Looking forward, the 76ers have a number of decisions to make regarding the future of the franchise. Embiid is unlikely to see any change in his role but the injury tag is likely to hang over his head for at least another season.
News: Scott produced 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt), four rebounds, and two assists in 20 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Scott saw 20-plus minutes for the first time since the first round, and he responded by reaching double figures in scoring for the second straight game. Greg Monroe (DNP-Coach's Decision) and Boban Marjanovic (seven minutes) are likely to be left out of the rotation altogether for Sunday's Game 7, as the latter was ineffective in two short first half stints and then didn't reappear until garbage time. As a result, Scott seems to be the only reliable reserve outside of James Ennis, so both should be expected to earn at least 20 minutes in the series finale.
News: Simmons supplied 21 points (9-13 FG, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds, and six assists in 34 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Simmons bounced back in a big way following Tuesday's terrible showing, providing an efficient scoring performance while protecting possession (zero turnovers). Simmons had been held to single digits in scoring in two of the first five games of this series, with two of those double-digit outings being 10-point efforts. Nevertheless, Simmons picked a good time to raise his level of play, and he'll look to stay aggressive during Sunday's Game 7.
News: Butler contributed 25 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Butler was absolutely superb, pouring in at least 22 points for the fifth straight game while filling up the box score across multiple categories. He has taken on more offensive responsibility here in the second round thanks to his ability to create for himself and others, and Butler will look to produce another strong two-way performance during Sunday's Game 7.
News: Embiid compiled 17 points (5-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Embiid struggled with turnovers (five) once again but was clearly a factor on both ends in this one. With two full days of rest on the horizon heading into Sunday's Game 7, Embiid has ample time to rest and recover in advance of the biggest game of his career.
News: Monroe managed two points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound in five minutes during Tuesday's 125-89 Game 5 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Monroe had his three-game streak of double-digit minutes snapped in this one, as he was promptly subbed out after air-balling an open corner three in the second quarter. It is entirely possible that Monroe will continue to hold down the fort as Joel Embiid's primary backup at center. Still, 76ers coach Brett Brown might instead decide to roll with smaller lineups that can better match up with Toronto's backup big man (Serge Ibaka). As a result, it shouldn't catch anyone off guard if Brown turns to Mike Scott or Jonah Bolden rather than Monroe in Thursday's Game 6.
News: Scott collected 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and four rebounds in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 125-89 Game 5 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Scott had combined to score just five points on six field goal attempts across 27 minutes during the last two games as he worked his way back from a bruised heel. It's somewhat likely that Scott would've seen even more playing time if the score hadn't been so lopsided. Nevertheless, Scott is still one of the team's most reliable two-way reserves, and there's a decent chance he'll earn at least 20 minutes (which he did in four of five games in the first round) in Thursday's Game 6.
News: Butler tallied 22 points (6-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 10-11 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 125-89 Game 5 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Butler has scored at least 22 points in four consecutive contests. Despite delivering a dud in the series opener (10 points on four-of-12 from the field), Butler has been Philadelphia's most consistent contributor here in the second round. He'll look to help the 76ers avoid elimination during Thursday's Game 6.
News: Embiid had 13 points (5-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 125-89 Game 5 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Embiid played through an illness and struggled badly on offense, committing eight turnovers. He hasn't been himself in these last two games, this after dominating during last Thursday's Game 3 victory. Raptors' center Marc Gasol has consistently given Embiid trouble, and It will be another quick turnaround for the star big man as the 76ers look to avoid elimination in Thursday's Game 6.
News: Embiid (illness) will play Tuesday's Game 5 against the Raptors, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Embiid was able to participate in parts of pre-game warmups as he continues to deal with an illness, so he's likely to be less than 100 percent. The 25-year-old is coming off a tough Game 4 in which he scored only 11 points on 2-of-7 shooting.
News: Embiid (illness) did not participate in shootaround and is considered probable for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Raptors, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
Impact: The big man has dealt with a variety of ailments throughout Round 2, and he's still battling the illness that limited him to just 11 points on 2-of-7 shooting in the Sixers' Game 4 loss. Prior to that, Embiid erupted for a huge Game 3, but given that he missed shootaround Tuesday morning, he'll likely be at less than 100 percent as the series shifts back to Toronto. Nonetheless, the "probable" tag implies that he's not in much danger of missing the game outright.
News: Butler finished with 29 points (9-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and one block in 40 minutes Sunday in the 76ers' 101-96 loss to the Raptors in Game 4.
Impact: The double-double was Butler's second of the series, and the swingman fell one rebound and one assist shy of notching a triple-double in the Sixers' Game 3 loss. After often looking like an awkward fit on the star-studded Philadelphia roster during the regular season, Butler seems to be getting comfortable at the right time. Butler's big numbers through the first four games of the series have been essential in keeping Philadelphia competitive with neither Joel Embiid nor Ben Simmons playing up to their full potential thus far.
News: Harris finished with 13 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks across 37 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Raptors on Thursday.
Impact: Harris delivered a solid stat line despite his poor scoring effort. He's been struggling to generate points, though his averages of 12.0 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 5.0 assists have been great in three games against Toronto.
News: Simmons finished with 10 points (5-13 FG), seven rebounds and seven assists across 36 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Raptors on Thursday.
Impact: Simmons ended Thursday's win with just 10 points, though he added quality rebounding and assist numbers to bolster his final stat line. Simmons can't be counted on for his scoring on a nightly basis, though he does enough with rebounds, assists and steals to make him a serviceable daily play.
News: Butler totaled 22 points (9-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a block across 36 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Raptors on Thursday.
Impact: Butler delivered another solid offensive performance on Thursday, dropping 22 points on the Raptors in a crucial home win in Game 3. With Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons struggling to score points, Butler has stepped up and led the 76ers to two straight wins. He's averaged 26.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in those two contests.
News: Embiid finished with 33 points (9-18 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 12-13 FT), 10 rebounds, five blocks and three assists across 28 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Raptors on Thursday.
Impact: Embiid delivered another monster performance on Thursday to fuel the 76ers to a win and a 2-1 series lead on the Raptors. Embiid has only played 26.5 minutes this postseason due to knee and illness issues, though his play in that limited court time has been phenomenal. Consider him a nightly double-double threat with huge upside for blocks, making him an elite daily play at center.
News: Monroe (ankle) will play during Thursday's Game 3 against the Raptors, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: A left ankle sprain put Monroe's status into question, but the big man will ultimately be able to suit up. Across 16 total minutes in this series, he's racked up 13 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist.
News: Scott (heel) will play during Thursday's Game 3 against the Raptors, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: A right heel bruise put Scott's status into question, but the big man will make his series debut Thursday. During the first round, he averaged 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 23.6 minutes.
News: Scott (heel) is listed as questionable for Thursday's playoff contest against Toronto, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Scott has been progressing well recently, as he was able to practice Wednesday despite continuing to nurse a bruised right heel. The former second-round pick has yet to see action in the Toronto series after averaging 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in all five games against the Nets in Round 1. Scott will likely be a game-time call Thursday.
News: Monroe (ankle) practiced Wednesday and said afterward that he "expects" to participate in Thursday's Game 3 against the Raptors, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: A sprained ankle cut Monroe's night short during Game 2, but it doesn't appear it's serious enough to keep him out of Philly's first home game of the series. Monroe is officially listed as probable heading into Game 3 but an official update on his status may be made following Thursday's morning shootaround.
News: Scott (heel) participated in Wednesday's practice, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: A right heel bruise has prevented Scott from playing in the series against Toronto so far. However, it appears he's trending toward a return. Until an official announcement is made, Scott should tentatively be considered questionable for Thursday's Game 4.
News: Marjanovic managed one rebound in one minute during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 win against the Raptors.
Impact: Marjanovic had earned double-digit minutes in each of the first six playoff games. Nevertheless, it's clear 76ers coach Brett Brown decided to go in another direction, as 31-year-old veteran Amir Johnson made his first appearance this postseason and received more playing time (three minutes) than Marjanovic even after fellow backup big man Greg Monroe sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. Even if Monroe remains sidelined for Thursday's Game 3 there's no guarantee Marjanovic will benefit, as Jonah Bolden (nine minutes) represents another more mobile option.
News: Ennis chipped in 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one block in 24 minutes during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Ennis finished with more points than every teammate except Jimmy Butler, and he earned almost as many minutes as the rest of the reserves combined (25). As the lone backup wing that has proven he can knock down perimeter shots and defend, Ennis is a good bet to continue receiving plenty of minutes going forward.
News: Butler contributed 30 points (9-22 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 8-8 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, and one block in 43 minutes during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Butler was dominant on a night which none of his teammates exceeded 13 points. Apart from the first playoff game versus the Nets, Butler's box score contributions have been nothing special. Nevertheless, he stepped up in this one to help the 76ers even the series at one game apiece heading into Thursday's Game 3.
News: Embiid provided 12 points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 8-8 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and one block in 32 minutes during Monday's 94-89 Game 2 win over the Raptors.
Impact: Embiid had been listed as a game-time decision due to an illness but was ultimately able to give it a go. Despite scoring a key basket in the final minute it was just a decent showing overall, as Embiid finished with more turnovers (six) than assists while providing a modest stat line. Still, with the series tied at one game apiece, Embiid will look to get back on track during Thursday's Game 3.
News: Monroe has been ruled out for the remainder of Game 2 against the Raptors due to a left ankle sprain, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The Sixers initially announced that Monroe was available to return after tweaking his ankle in the third quarter, but it appears his injury was more significant than originally thought. He scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT) and registered five rebounds along with an assist and a block over 12 minutes off the bench.
News: Monroe suffered a sprained left ankle during Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday but is available to return, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Monroe limped to the locker room with the team trainer in the third quarter, but after further evaluation, it was decided that he could return if needed.
News: Smith is inactive for Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Sixers activated Amir Johnson as a precaution after Joel Embiid (illness) missed morning shootaround, so Smith has been handed an inactive designation. He logged four minutes and recorded a steal in Game 1.
News: Embiid (illness) will play in Game 2 against Toronto on Monday, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid's status was in question after he missed morning shootaround due to gastroenteritis, although he's evidently feeling better. The big man was late getting onto the court for pregame warmups, but he eventually emerged from the locker room and has since been given the green light to play.
News: Johnson has been activated ahead of Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Johnson hasn't taken the court so far this postseason, but with Joel Embiid's status up in the air due to a stomach bug, Johnson will be active. He could be asked to take on a sizeable role in the rotation if Embiid can't go.
News: Embiid (illness) is a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Despite being listed as probable earlier in the day, coach Brett Brown stated that Embiid will be a true game-time call. Amir Johnson has been activated in the event that Embiid can't go.
News: Embiid missed the 76ers' morning shootaround while dealing with gastroenteritis but is considered probable for Monday's Game 2 matchup with the Raptors, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid had been sidelined for one game of the 76ers' first-round win over the Nets, but that was on account of a lingering knee injury. That issue appears to be in the rear-view mirror, but Embiid now has a stomach illness to contend with leading up to the 8 p.m. EDT tipoff. The 76ers are hopeful that with an afternoon to rest up in the team hotel, Embiid will be ready to handle his usual heavy minutes load in Game 2.
News: Scott (heel) has been ruled out for Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Scott will miss the first two contests of the Second Round due to a bruised right heel. He'll have a few days off until next chance to return, which will come Thursday in Game 3.
News: Bolden posted three points (1-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 13 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Bolden struggled with his shot. However, he did contribute across multiple categories, stepping up to the plate with fellow reserve forward Mike Scott (heel) sidelined. With Scott listed as day-to-day and likely to be listed as questionable heading into Monday's Game 2, Bolden is a decent bet to earn double-digit minutes for the fourth time in the last six playoff games.
News: Korkmaz totaled five points (1-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 12 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Korkmaz has earned exactly 12 minutes in consecutive tilts. With Mike Scott (heel) out, Korkmaz has been among the reserves 76ers coach Brett Brown has called upon to play extended minutes lately. With Scott likely to be listed as questionable in advance of Monday's Game 2, Korkmaz could be in line to earn double-digit minutes for the fourth time in five appearances this postseason.
News: Ennis contributed 11 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), one rebound, and one assist in 21 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Ennis earned the most minutes among the seven reserves who saw the floor for the 76ers. The absence of Mike Scott (heel) resulted in Ennis slotting in as the team's sixth man. Moreover, with Scott listed as day-to-day, it's likely Ennis will earn 20-plus minutes for the fourth straight contest in Monday's Game 2.
News: Simmons collected 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Simmons was extremely efficient as a scorer, but his assist total was abnormally low. Simmons struggled with ball control during the regular season series versus the Raptors, averaging 8.0 turnovers per game against Toronto in 2018-19. Perhaps this explains his conservative passing approach (two turnovers) here in Game 1, but regardless Simmons will likely try to impose his will a bit more during Monday's Game 2.
News: Embiid had 16 points (5-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists in 30 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Embiid continues to deal with left knee soreness but battled through it once again. Nevertheless, he was stymied by Marc Gasol and Toronto's bevy of long-limbed wings, finishing with more field goal attempts than points. This was easily Embiid's worst performance of these playoffs, and he'll look to bounce back in Monday's Game 2 as long as he's healthy enough to give it a go.
News: Harris recorded 14 points (6-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 15 rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 38 minutes during Saturday's 108-95 Game 1 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: Harris has logged two double-doubles through these first six playoff games, and this is the third time he has handed out exactly six dimes. Harris left a lot to be desired from an efficiency standpoint, finishing with more field goal attempts than points while committing five turnovers. Still, he accumulated more than enough counting stats to satisfy those who relied on him for fantasy purposes.
News: Johnson is listed as inactive for Saturday's tilt with the Raptors, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Johnson was given the inactive tag for the first game of Round 2. He didn't see the court in Round 1 so the decision won't have an impact on Philadelphia's rotations.
News: Embiid continues to play through soreness in his left knee, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Embiid is expecting to see more than the 25.0 minutes per game he averaged in Round 1, but warned Saturday that he'll likely continue to be hampered by left knee soreness for the remainder of the playoffs. While this evaluation isn't overly surprising, it highlights the concern that Embiid could miss time if he aggravates the injury at all. So far, Embiid's been effective despite a diminished workload and is averaging 24.7 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 blocks in 24.2 minutes per game this postseason.
News: Smith could see minutes during Saturday's Game 1 against the Raptors, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Coach Brett Brown called Smith an "incredible athlete" who "isn't afraid of the moment."
Impact: With Mike Scott (heel) out for Game 1, the 76ers already thin bench has gotten thinner. As a result, coach Brown will entertain the idea of giving Smith some minutes. The rookie played just one minute during Round 1, but he picked up two starts in April, averaging 14.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 31.0 minutes.
News: Scott (heel) is listed as out for Saturday's Game 1 against the Raptors.
Impact: Scott was forced out of Tuesday's Game 5 against Brooklyn due to a bruised right heel, and his absence is a huge loss for the 76ers. Scott has been the most important contributor off the bench for Philadelphia this series, especially giving the uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid's health. Without Scott, the 76ers' second unit will certainly lose some of its floor spacing, with Jonah Bolden and James Ennis likely seeing more time as a result.
News: Scott (heel) did not participate in Thursday's practice and is considered day-to-day, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Scott was forced to leave Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets with a bruised right heel and did not return. With the 76ers just two days away from the start of their second-round series against Toronto, Scott's absence from practice surely isn't a good sign. If Scott is also unable to give it a go Friday, then serious doubt regarding his Game 1 status will surely set in.
News: Butler finished with nine points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block across 27 minutes Tuesday against Brooklyn.
Impact: Butler didn't impress in the scoring column as he typically does, but he put up numbers across the board helped the Sixers to a 122-100 victory, closing out the series. The Marquette product's contributions were sporadic throughout the first round, as he was held to nine points or fewer in two of the five matchups. Butler will aim to get off to a hot start in the next round against Toronto.
News: Simmons accumulated 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 FT), five rebounds and six assists over 27 minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 against Brooklyn.
Impact: Simmons shot 60 percent from the field and contributed across the board to close out the series with a 122-100 victory. The 22-year-old point guard got off to a slow start to the first round and was held to nine points in Game 1, but he bounced back with four consecutive performances of 13 points or more. Simmons and the Sixers will face off against Toronto in the next round.
News: Harris finished with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, four assists and three steals in Tuesday's win over the Nets.
Impact: Harris and company managed to take care of Brooklyn in five games, although the 26-year-old certainly didn't play his best series. He was held to four points in Game 1 but managed to respond with four straight performances of 12 or more points. Harris will aim to get off to a better start against the Raptors in the next round.
News: Embiid scored 23 points (9-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and registered 13 rebounds along with two assists and a steal over 20 minutes Tuesday against the Nets.
Impact: Embiid played fewer minutes than all four of the other starters, but he was efficient from the field and recorded his fourth double-double of the postseason. The 25-year-old center turned in a dominant first round, averaging 24.8 points despite battling through a knee issue. The Sixers will face the Raptors in the next round.
News: Monroe was ejected during Tuesday's Game 5 against Brooklyn, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Monroe was involved in some garbage time pushing and shoving. It would be surprising he was suspended for Game 1 against the Raptors.
News: Bolden was ejected late in Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: In garbage time, Bolden was involved in a scrum. It seems unlikely he'll be suspended for Game 1 of the next round. Either way, his role in the playoffs thus far has been minimal.
News: Scott has been diagnosed with a right heel contusion and he will not return to Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: Unsurprisingly, Scott will be held out for the remainder of Game 5. He should tentatively be considered questionable for the Sixers' next contest.
News: Scott went to the locker room during Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Scott limped straight to the bench during play, so it seems unlikely that he'll return to Tuesday's game. More information may be provided after the contest.
News: Embiid (knee) will play during Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: As expected, Embiid will take the court despite left knee soreness. In this series, he's averaging 25.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.7 blocks and 1.0 steal in 25.7 minutes.
News: Embiid (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as the 76ers have been cautious with Embiid throughout this first-round series. Still, he was listed as probable earlier in the day, so there's a strong chance the big man takes the floor.
News: Embiid (knee) is listed as probable on the Sixers' injury report ahead of Tuesday's Game 5 against Brooklyn.
Impact: Embiid, himself, played it coy when asked about his status Monday, saying that he wants to "keep [Brooklyn] guessing" with more than a full day remaining before the potential series-clinching game. Team injury reports are far from binding, but Embiid's probable status is still an encouraging sign, especially after he was limited in Games 1 and 2 before being held out of Game 3 altogether. Embiid was back in the lineup for Game 4 and turned in one of the best all-around lines of his career, finishing with 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks and two steals in 32 minutes.
News: Embiid (knee) hasn't revealed his status for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Nets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: No surprise here, but Embiid said Monday that he wants to "keep [Brooklyn] guessing" with regard to his availability for the potentially series-clinching game. The big man put up 31 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks and two steals in a dominant Game 4 on Saturday, but he missed the previous game and was limited to 45 combined minutes in Games 1 and 2 while battling an ongoing knee issue. Look for another update at shootaround Tuesday morning, though it's certainly possible Sixers will wait to make an official call until close to game-time.
News: Redick totaled nine points (3-11 FG, 3-9 3Pt), three rebounds and a block across 36 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Redick shot terribly from the floor, and all of his points came on three triples. Redick has now sandwiched two solid scoring performances in Games 2 and 3 with two single-digit stinkers in Games 1 and 4. With the trio of Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid churning out monster performances each night, Redick's number won't always be called.
News: Simmons totaled 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal across 39 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Simmons produced a typical well-rounded stat line in Saturday's win, grabbing eight boards and handing out eight dimes to go with his 15 points. He's a nightly threat to put up a triple-double and has averaged 21.3 points, 9.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds in the 76ers' three playoff wins.
News: Embiid totaled 31 points (12-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 16 rebounds, seven assists, six blocks and two steals across 32 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: After missing the last game with a knee injury, Embiid returned in a huge way, compiling a massive double-double and swatting six shots. He's averaging 25.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks in three games in the first round of the playoffs.
News: Harris totaled 24 points (10-20 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and a block across 43 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Nets on Saturday.
Impact: Harris once again turned in a big stat line as the 76ers took their third straight win to take a 3-1 series lead over the Nets. Harris has stuffed the stat sheet over his last three games, averaging 24.0 points, 9.3 boards and 3.7 assists.
News: Butler was ejected from Game 4, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Butler was ejected after shoving Jared Dudley midway through the third quarter Friday. At the time of his ejection, Butler had contributed 11 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. He should be ready to return for Game 5 on Tuesday.
News: Embiid (knee) will play and start during Saturday's Game 4 against the Nets, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: This news comes as a bit of a surprise considering Embiid was listed as doubtful. However, it appears his knee is feeling better than expected.
News: Embiid (knee) is a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 4 against the Nets, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Embiid is still listed as doubtful, but the decision will ultimately be made close to tipoff. If he's out for a second straight contest, Greg Monroe is a strong candidate to draw another start.
News: Embiid (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's Game 4 in Brooklyn.
Impact: Embiid entered Friday as questionable, and the fact that he has already been downgraded to doubtful is certainly not a good sign for the big man's health. The 76ers did manage to earn a win in convincing fashion without Embiid on Thursday, and it looks like they'll have to do it one more time before the series heads back to Philadelphia.
News: Embiid (knee) is questionable for Saturday's Game 4 against the Nets, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
Impact: Left knee soreness kept Embiid from participating in Game 3, but the 76ers were still able to secure a 131-115 victory over Brooklyn. Embiid will presumably continue receiving treatment and keeping his practice time to a minimum ahead of Saturday's contest. If he's out again, it's possible we see Greg Monroe draw another start.
News: Redick produced 26 points (7-17 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 7-9 FT) and two assists in 34 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 win over the Nets.
Impact: Redick was finally able to avoid foul trouble and enjoyed his best performance of the series in this one. He shot the ball extremely well during Monday's Game 2 victory, posting 17 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in 24 minutes. However, he amassed more points here in Game 3 than he did in the first two tilts combined (22).
News: Butler contributed 16 points (6-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 38 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 win over the Nets.
Impact: Butler dished out exactly seven assists for the second straight game, this after failing to register a single dime during last Saturday's series opener (in which he scored a playoff career-high 36 points). If Joel Embiid (knee) is forced to sit out Saturday's Game 4 as well, Butler, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, and J.J. Redick will likely need to pick up the slack once again.
News: Simmons exploded for 31 points (11-13 FG, 9-11 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, three blocks, and two steals in 38 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 win over the Nets.
Impact: Simmons was absolutely sensational, pouring in a playoff career high scoring total while missing only two field goal attempts and two free throws. The Nets even decided to purposely send Simmons to the charity stripe in the latter stages of the fourth quarter, but the sophomore continued to sink them. If Joel Embiid (knee) sits out Saturday's Game 4 as well, Simmons will likely look to score more than usual yet again.
News: Monroe managed nine points (4-13 FG, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 25 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 win over the Nets.
Impact: Monroe drew the start in place of Joel Embiid (knee) and finished one point shy of a double-double while contributing across multiple categories. Monroe wasn't efficient offensively, missing several easy shots that he usually makes. Nevertheless, he was fairly effective as the spot starter at center and could be in line to draw another start in Saturday's Game 4 if the 76ers decide to play it safe and sit Embiid once again.
News: Harris recorded 29 points (11-19 FG, 6-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 16 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's 131-115 Game 3 win over the Nets.
Impact: Harris got hot early and never cooled down, scorching the Nets from beyond the arc while hauling downs boards galore. The 26-year-old forward stepped up in a big way with Joel Embiid (knee) sidelined to help the 76ers earn a 2-1 series lead, and Harris remains an extremely well-rounded statistical contributor.
News: Monroe will start at center in Thursday's Game 3 against Brooklyn, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Monroe is starting while Joel Embiid (knee) is held out for the game. After sitting out Game 1 and playing just nine minutes in Game 2, Monroe is likely in for a significant minutes increase Thursday before returning to his bench role when Embiid is again able to play.
News: Embiid (knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's Game 3 against Brooklyn, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Embiid was questionable entering Thursday's game and his absence could be significant for Philadelphia. Look for Boban Marjanovic and Greg Monroe to see an uptick in minutes for the time being as Embiid sets his sights on a Game 4 return.
News: Ennis' minutes limit has been increased from the 12 minutes he saw during Monday's Game 2 against the Nets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Coming off a quad injury, Ennis took just two shots across 12 minutes during a 145-123 Game 2 victory. The Sixers have little wing depth, so his availability is important. Coach Brett Brown declined to say exactly how many minutes Ennis has been cleared for. Either way, his fantasy relevance is relatively minimal.
News: Embiid (knee) is a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 3 against the Nets, Chris Iseman of The Bergen Record reports.
Impact: Embiid's knee continues to act up, and it's possible he misses a crucial Game 3 with the series tied 1-1. An absence would mean more minutes for Boban Marjanovic and Jonah Bolden.
News: Embiid is listed as questionable for Thursday's playoff contest against Brooklyn due to left knee soreness, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: Embiid, who has been dealing with left knee soreness for quite some time now, has reappeared on the injury report ahead of Game 3 in Brooklyn on Thursday. The center was tabbed questionable heading into Game 2 in Philadelphia with the same injury but ultimately winded up playing (managing 23 points over 21 minutes of action). Therefore, Embiid's name on the report heading into Game 3 on Thursday is likely just a precautionary action taken by the team.
News: Scott finished with 15 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and one steal in 22 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Impact: Scott continues to benefit from coach Brett Brown's reliance on lineups featuring two big men. His ability to space the floor offensively for the 76ers is extremely important, and Scott was the lone reserve to earn more than 18 minutes in this one.
News: Marjanovic produced 16 points (8-14 FG), eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 18 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Impact: Marjanovic kept finding himself open, particularly from mid-range, and so he continued to splash away. He has played well while Joel Embiid (knee) has combined to earn 45 minutes across the first two games of this series. Furthermore, if Embiid continues to receive somewhat limited minutes, Marjanovic appears to be the backup big man coach Brett Brown trusts most.
News: Simmons supplied 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 FT), 12 assists, 10 rebounds, and two steals in 30 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Impact: Simmons bounced back after struggling in Saturday's Game 1 loss to collect the second playoff triple-double of his career. He was in attack mode from the opening tip and didn't let up, helping his team scorch the Nets for 51 points while building a massive lead in the third quarter. Expect the star sophomore to be extremely aggressive once again during Thursday's Game 3 in Brooklyn.
News: Bolden totaled one point (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and three rebounds in 15 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Impact: Bolden was cleared to play despite dealing with a knee injury. Still, he wasn't much of a factor, receiving most of his minutes after the outcome of the contest was no longer in question. Bolden is clearly behind fellow big men Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott in the team's bench rotation, so unless Joel Embiid (knee) were to miss time the rookie can likely be avoided for fantasy purposes.
News: Ennis managed six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 12 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Impact: Ennis returned to the lineup following a five-game absence with a quad injury and saw limited action as expected. The team is desperately lacking depth along the wing, and while Ennis is nothing special, he's capable of defending multiple positions and providing the occasional bucket. As such, he's likely to continue earning double-digit minutes off the bench going forward.
News: Embiid had 23 points (8-12 FG, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 21 minutes during Monday's 145-123 Game 2 win over the Nets.
Impact: Embiid had been listed a game-time decision due to his knee injury and got off to a slow start in this one. Nevertheless, he stepped up in the second half as the team poured in 51 points in the third quarter. Moreover, Embiid was able to rest down the stretch thanks to their insurmountable lead. He'll now have two full days of rest in advance of Thursday's Game 3 in Brooklyn.
News: Embiid (knee) will play in Monday's Game 2 matchup with the Nets, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: He once again came into the game as a game-time decision, however, Embiid will attempt to give it a go. Although he saw a smaller role than usual in Game 1, Embiid was very productive while on the court, collecting 22 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and five blocks.
News: Ennis is expected to be limited to around 12 minutes in Monday's Game 2 against the Nets, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philly reports.
Impact: Ennis should provide a defensive boost on the wing, but after missing the last five contests it looks as though he'll only be available on a limited basis. As such, he's best avoided in DFS contests Monday night.
News: Bolden (knee) will play in Game 2 on Monday against Brooklyn, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Bolden was considered probable leading up to the contest, so this update is unsurprising. He'll look to become more of a factor in the second game of the series after being held to two points in five minutes Saturday in Game 1.
News: Embiid (knee) will be a true game-time call for Game 2 on Monday against the Nets, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: The Sixers are still unsure of their star center's status for the second game of the series, and they'll likely assess how Embiid is feeling after pregame warmups in order to determine whether he'll play. Expect Boban Marjanovic and Jonah Bolden (knee) to shoulder the load down low if Emiid can't go.
News: Ennis (quad) has been cleared to play in Monday's Game 2 against the Nets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Ennis was listed as doubtful on the initial injury report, but he'll be back in the mix for Philly after missing the previous five contests with a bruised quad. Ennis likely won't be a major factor on the offensive end, but he could earn some minutes off the bench to help slow down the Nets as the Sixers look to avoid falling to an 0-2 deficit. In his last 10 healthy games in the regular season, Ennis averaged 17.9 minutes and put up 6.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 made threes per contest.
News: Ennis (quad) is considered doubtful for Game 2 against the Nets on Monday.
Impact: Ennis has missed the last five matchups due to a quad bruise, and his return for the second game of the postseason appears unlikely at this point. Assuming he's officially ruled out closer to tipoff, Zhaire Smith and Jonathon Simmons would continue to see more playing time.
News: Embiid is considered questionable for Game 2 against the Nets on Monday due to left knee soreness.
Impact: Embiid managed to play through a knee issue in Game 1, and while his team failed to secure the victory, he was productive over 24 minutes of action. He scored 22 points and recorded 15 boards along with four assists and five blocks. It would be a huge blow for the Sixers if he's unable to go.
News: Bolden is considered probable for Game 2 against Brooklyn on Monday due to left knee soreness.
Impact: Bolden was cleared to play in Game 1, although he logged just five minutes and scored two points. The former second-round pick out of UCLA is expected to be ready to roll Monday, although he's unlikely to make much of an impact off the bench.
News: Embiid's (knee) visit to the locker room prior to the end of the first half was planned so he could get "extra activation work" in before the second half, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. He is expected to return.
Impact: Embiid's knee is clearly bothering him, but the training staff will do everything they can to make sure he can play effectively before the second half.
News: Embiid went to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Nets, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Impact: Embiid walked to the locker room with just under four minutes left in the first half. He should be considered questionable to return.
News: Embiid (knee) will play in Saturday's Game 1 against the Nets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Despite being listed as doubtful, Embiid will take the floor for Game 1. Against the Nets this season, he's averaging 30.0 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
News: Bolden (knee) will play Saturday against the Nets, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Bolden has been dealing with left knee soreness, but it won't prevent him from playing in Game 1. Joel Embiid (knee) is listed as doubtful, so Bolden could see increased run.
News: Simmons (mouth) has been taken off the injury report ahead of Saturday's playoff game against Brooklyn.
Impact: Simmons was sidelined for the final contest of the regular season but has been cleared to return for the first game of the playoffs. The former first-round pick averaged 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals in his previous five matchups heading into the postseason.
News: Bolden (knee) is questionable for Saturday's Game 1 against the Nets, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: With Joel Embiid (knee) doubtful, Bolden's potential absence is significant. It's possible the 76ers will be down to Boban Marjanovic, Greg Monroe and Amir Johnson.