Philadelphia 76ers Player News: All Positions

News: Ennis will not play Monday due to a bruised right quad.
Impact: Ennis apparently picked up the injury during Saturday's loss to Atlanta, and his absence could free up some minutes on the wing for deadline addition Jonathon Simmons, who hasn't been in the regular rotation of late.
News: Harris finished with 13 points (6-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and a block over 37 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Harris was unusually light in the scoring department on Saturday, struggling from the floor on just 35.2 percent shooting. Harris' off-night is an outlier as the eight-year veteran is averaging career highs in points (20.5), rebounds (7.9), and assists (2.7).
News: Embiid totaled 27 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 11-14 FT), 12 rebounds and two assists over 35 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Embiid once again scored and rebounded with authority, producing a huge double-double in Saturday's loss to the Hawks. His game has grown tremendously in his third season, and the big man is averaging 27.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game - all easily career highs.
News: Simmons produced 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-4 FT), nine assists, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks over 35 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Simmons stuffed the stat sheet once again, producing big numbers across the board. It's a typical showing for Simmons, who has averaged a near triple-double this season. While he has no three-point game to speak of and struggles from the charity stripe, he's an elite guard option because of his big counting stats.
News: Butler totaled 25 points (6-13 FG, 13-13 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block over 36 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Hawks on Saturday.
Impact: Butler's extended his streak of 20-point scoring games to five, and he finished with another well-rounded stat line. On the season, he's averaging 19.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists.
News: Scott had four points (1-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 118-115 win over the Celtics.
Impact: Scott continues to lead the reserve unit in terms of minutes, and he contributed in every statistical category in this one. Still, he's only a useful option in deeper leagues given that coach Brett Brown typically keeps at least a couple of his starters on the court at all times and runs the offense almost exclusively through them.
News: Simmons supplied 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks in 42 minutes during Wednesday's 118-115 win over the Celtics.
Impact: Simmons contributed in every category except threes while helping his team overcome another Eastern Conference rival. He has now swiped at least three steals 14 times this season, and he has also swatted at least two blocks 13 times here in 2018-19.
News: Butler posted 22 points (7-17 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 118-115 win over the Celtics.
Impact: Butler shook off a slow start (four points in the first half) to come up in the clutch with big buckets galore. His four-game streak of scoring at least 20 points is the longest he has managed through 49 appearances with the 76ers, and he seems to be hitting his stride just in time given that the playoffs are on the horizon.
News: Embiid delivered 37 points (8-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 20-21 FT), 22 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 118-115 win over the Celtics.
Impact: Embiid finally got the best of Al Horford and the Celtics, as he not only dominated in terms of box score counting stats (career highs in rebounding and made free throws) but also helped his team earn a much-needed victory. It's fairly likely that Embiid will receive at least a night or two off down the stretch of the regular season. Still, he remains an elite option across all formats, and the 76ers are likely to keep pressing on in pursuit of the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
News: Embiid will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Boston.
Impact: Embiid will return to the starting-five after being held out of Tuesday's game against Charlotte for rest purposes. In 58 appearances this year, Embiid's averaging 27.3 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 blocks in 33.7 minutes.
News: Johnson will come off the bench Wednesday against the Celtics.
Impact: As expected, with Joel Embiid (rest) back in the fold, Johnson will resume his usual role off the bench. As a reserve this season, he's averaging 3.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 9.5 minutes.
News: Patton was recalled from the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League on Wednesday.
Impact: Patton recently made his season debut for the 76ers, playing a total of 30 minutes across three games a couple weeks ago. He has spent the last week in the G League to get some extra run, but now, for as long as he is with Philly, his minutes will likely be limited off the bench.
News: Butler posted 23 points (8-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 118-114 win over the Hornets.
Impact: Butler has now registered three-straight games north of 20 points, as his shooting has been more efficient and he has been more selective with his attempts. Butler will continue to contribute in this high-octane starting lineup, one where four starters just eclipsed 20 points in the same game.
News: Redick collected 27 points (8-19 FG, 7-14 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds and eight assists across 37 minutes in Tuesday's 118-114 win over the Hornets.
Impact: Redick made a ridiculous seven threes on Tuesday night, shooting 50 percent on those attempts en route to a scoring-high for the month. What was uncharacteristic Tuesday night was his production on the glass and passing the ball, as both totals mark season-highs in what was his first double-double of the year.
News: Simmons contributed 28 points (11-12 FG, 6-10 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 118-114 victory over the Hornets.
Impact: Simmons got to the basket at will Tuesday night, missing just one shot on the night en route to his highest point total in March. He has averaged 18.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.7 assists in the month, showcasing his unique skillset every night.
News: Harris collected 22 points (8-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal across 39 minutes in Tuesday's 118-114 victory over the Hornets.
Impact: Harris struggled from deep Tuesday, but made up for it with exceptional post play in the contest, grabbing double-digit boards en route to his 16th double-double on the season. His addition to an offensively-talented roster has worked out well for his individual production, as less defensive attention has been put on him.
News: Johnson will start Tuesday's contest against the Hornets, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Impact: Coach Brett Brown noted that the reason for starting Johnson over Boban Marjanovic was to "have some type of symmetry with our rotations." Across five previous starts this season, Johnson is averaging 5.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 assist across 16.4 minutes.
News: Redick had 19 points (7-10 FG, 4-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), one steal, and one block in 33 minutes during Sunday's 130-125 win over the Bucks.
Impact: Redick has combined to score 55 points across the last three games while sinking 19-of-37 from the field and 12-of-20 from beyond the arc, this after recently combining for just 12 points (on four-of-19 from the floor) in consecutive contests against the Rockets (March 8) and Pacers (March 10). Despite his defensive limitations, Redick remains a significant offensive contributor for a 76ers team that desperately needs his perimeter shooting.
News: Butler contributed 27 points (8-16 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 9-13 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 34 minutes during Sunday's 130-125 win over the Bucks.
Impact: Butler has been extremely impressive across these last two contests, reasserting himself in a big way offensively while showcasing his usual brilliance defensively. With Joel Embiid (rest) expected to sit out Tuesday's matchup with the Hornets, Butler is likely to stay aggressive against an opponent that he splashed a game-winner against during his first week with the 76ers.
News: Simmons finished with eight points (4-8 FG, 0-2 FT), nine rebounds, and nine assists in 35 minutes during Sunday's 130-125 win over the Bucks.
Impact: Simmons was quiet in terms of scoring the ball, as Giannis Antetokounmpo shadowed him for most of the matchup. However, Simmons found a way to make an impact across multiple categories as per usual. With Joel Embiid expected to sit out Tuesday's matchup with the Hornets for rest purposes, Simmons is likely to be a bit more aggressive looking for his own shot and can probably be expected to produce a sterling stat line.
News: Embiid will not play in Tuesday's game against the Hornets due to rest purposes, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid is coming off a monster performance in Sunday's game against the Bucks, posting 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists across 36 minutes in the five-point victory. He'll now get Tuesday night off as part of his load management and then be back for Wednesday's matchup against Boston. Boban Marjanovic and Jonah Bolden should see extended minutes in Embiid's absence.
News: Butler finished with 22 points (8-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block across 35 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Butler finished with an all-around stat line in Friday's win, pouring in 22 points. After missing Wednesday's game due to rest, he came back to form in typical fashion.
News: Marjanovic totaled 12 points (4-7 FG, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 12 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Marjanovic played his usual role off the bench, spelling Joel Embiid periodically throughout the game. Marjanovic has been excellent on a per-minute basis this season, though his value is tied primarily to the health of Embiid.
News: Harris finished with 19 points (7-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block across 35 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Harris continued his strong play in Friday's win, and the forward has shown just how valuable he is because of his solid scoring and rebounding totals. Over his last six games, Harris has averaged 17.2 points and 8.5 rebounds.
News: Embiid accumulated 21 points (9-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 17 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and a steal across 36 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Embiid was unstoppable in Friday's win, producing a monster double-double and swatting four shots for the second game in a row. In three games since returning from a knee injury, Embiid has averaged 23.7 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.7 blocks.
News: Simmons (illness) is listed as available to play in Friday's game against Sacramento.
Impact: Simmons was battling an upper respiratory infection heading into Friday's contest, but as expected, he's been cleared to play despite being held out of practice. Simmons should be a full go Friday night in Sacramento.
News: Scott (illness) will play Friday against the Kings, Mark Zumoff of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: As expected, despite Scott dealing with an upper respiratory issue, he'll take the floor Friday. Over the past four games, he's averaging 6.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.3 minutes.
News: Butler (rest) is no longer listed on Philadelphia's injury report for Friday's game against Sacramento.
Impact: Butler was kept out of Tuesday night's matchup with Cleveland for rest purposes, but he should be ready to roll Friday. The Marquette product is averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals over his previous five contests.
News: Scott (illness) is probable for Friday's game against Sacramento.
Impact: Scott, along with Ben Simmons (illness), skipped Thursday's practice session. While it's good news that the Sixers have listed him as probable for Friday night's clash, that could change Friday morning depending on how he's feeling.
News: Simmons (illness) is probable for Friday's game against Sacramento.
Impact: Simmons skipped Thursday's practice due to an upper respiratory infection, but the Sixers expect him to be out on the court Friday night. His status could change based on how he's feeling Friday morning, however.
News: Scott did not participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Scott has become a key member of the 76ers rotation this month, but an upper respiratory infection has his status for Friday's game in doubt. The 76ers are waiting until Friday to provide any updates on Scott, so expect the forward to be evaluated again in the morning.
News: Simmons did not participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Simmons was sidelined with an upper respiratory infection, but the 76ers did not go as far to provide an update on his status for Friday's game against the Kings. An update on Simmons should come by Friday morning, but if he is still feeling ill by then, he'll likely end up being a game-time decision.
News: The 76ers assigned Patton to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Wednesday.
Impact: Patton saw his first action of the season with the 76ers during a four-game stretch from March 5 through 10, appearing in three of those contests for a total of 20 minutes. He was used almost entirely because of the 76ers' depth issues at center, but those have since been resolved with all of Joel Embiid, Boban Marjanovic, Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson healthy again after absences of varying lengths. Now a clear fifth on the 76ers' depth chart at center, Patton will head to the G League in search of the regular playing time he won't be afforded at the NBA level.
News: The 76ers assigned Smith to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Wednesday.
Impact: For the first time all season, Smith was available off the bench for the 76ers in Tuesday's 106-99 win over the Cavaliers, though he didn't make his NBA debut in the narrow victory. Coach Brett Brown has previously said that he doesn't anticipate Smith will play for the 76ers in 2018-19, though it's looking possible that the rookie sees some garbage-time run in the final few weeks of the regular season if the team's playoff positioning is secure. At the very least, Smith seems to be healthy again after a fractured left foot and a serious allergic reaction kept him idle until late January. Conditioning remains more of a concern for the rookie, who will continue to appear in games periodically with Delaware over the next few weeks as he looks to stay sharp.
News: Marjanovic amassed 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a block across 13 minutes during Tuesday's win over Cleveland.
Impact: Marjanovic returned after a six game absence due to a knee injury, to tope double-digits scoring for the fifth time in his 76ers tenure. The big man remains more of a situational play, considering his massive size limits his mobility in certain matchups. However, when given minutes, Marjanovic is productive and has recorded season averages of 7.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.5 blocks in 11.5 minutes per contest.
News: Ennis produced 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists and a block in 22 minutes during Tuesday's win over Cleveland.
Impact: Ennis, who was filling in for Jimmy Butler (rest) had the best performance of his 76ers' tenure, topping double-digits for just the second time since joining the team. Given his starting role, he saw a boost in his typical workload, but will likely return to his normal 13.2 minutes when Butler rejoins the rotation Friday against the Kings.
News: Embiid finished with 17 points (6-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 19 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and a steal across 34 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers.
Impact: While he was unable to match his offensive performance from Sunday's return, Embiid had yet another fantastic game, making an impact in all facets of the game. Performances like Tuesday's will help ease owner's worries over Embiid's durability, given his recent string of absences and checkered health history. The third-year center's averaging 33.6 minutes per game this season, a total that could decrease as Philadelphia approaches the playoffs and presumably wants Embiid fully rested and pain free.
News: Simmons put up 26 points (10-16 FG, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 37 minutes Tuesday against Cleveland.
Impact: Simmons topped 20 points for the second time in his past six games, racking up his fifth double-double during that span. More impressively, however, Simmon's made 25-of-32 free-throws in that period, a marked increase on his season-long 59.9 percent conversion rate.The Australian guard has continued his excellent play in his second full season and is now averaging a healthy 17.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.4 steals per contest.
News: Ennis will start Tuesday's game against the Cavs.
Impact: As expected, Ennis will move into the lineup as the temporary fill-in for Jimmy Butler, who will sit out to rest.
News: Smith (illness) has been called up from the G League and will be available for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: In very surprising news, Smith has a chance to make his NBA debut Tuesday despite earlier reports that the organization would keep him in the G League for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign. It's been a long road back for the rookie, who suffered a jones fracture in his left foot in August and dealt with an allergic reaction in September, the latter of which caused him to lose a significant amount of weight. In four G League games, he's averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.8 minutes. It's not a guarantee he'll make his debut Tuesday, but what we know for sure is that the Sixers have changed their tune on Smith potentially playing for the parent club this season.
News: Marjanovic (knee) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Marjanovic missed the 76ers' last six games and did not have a target return date, but the team apparently decided to keep his progress under wraps, and he is now on the verge of returning to action. Marjanovic put up some big numbers prior to his absence, but with fellow big man Joel Embiid back in action, don't expect him to be as productive this time around.
News: Ennis is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers in place of the resting Jimmy Butler, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Ennis averaged 16 minutes over the 76ers' last three games after playing sparingly in the team's eight contests, and there's a chance he could see even more run in Tuesday's contest with Butler out. Ennis has averaged 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds over 13 minutes in the nine games he has appeared in since joining the 76ers.
News: Butler will get a planned day of rest Tuesday and sit out the 76ers' matchup with the Cavaliers, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Butler's scoring has been down a bit this month and he has appeared in every game since Jan. 29, so head coach Brett Brown will take the opportunity to get him off his feet for a few days. The 76ers will not play again until Friday against the Kings, and Butler should be back in action that night. James Ennis is expected to get the start in Butler's place Tuesday.
News: Harris racked up 16 points (7-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt), eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes Sunday against the Pacers.
Impact: Harris finished just below his 20.9 ppg scoring average, although the Sixers still managed to come away with a comfortable victory with the help of Joel Embiid's 33 points. Harris has been consistent in the scoring department and on the boards of late, and he continues to put up plenty of shots despite playing with a star-studded cast. He's attempted 13 or more field goals in each of his previous five games.
News: Simmons tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, six assists and a steal over 35 minutes Sunday against the Pacers.
Impact: Simmons was productive on 10 shots, and he finished with 15 points for the second straight contest. While he didn't notch a double-double, he still produced on the boards and as a distributor, as is the norm. Simmons is averaging 17.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 2.4 steals over his previous five matchups.
News: Butler accumulated 12 points (3-8 FG, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block over 31 minutes Sunday against the Pacers.
Impact: Butler shot just under 50.0 percent of his field goals on the day but was perfect from the charity stripe and contributed across a number of categories. He finished well below his season scoring average (19.1 ppg), and there is some concern about his health following the contest. Butler was held out for the final four minutes of the contest because his foot was causing him some discomfort, per Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times. The Sixers aren't expected to know more about his status until Monday morning's practice.
News: Embiid scored 33 points (11-21 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 11-15 FT) and collected 12 rebounds along with two steals over 28 minutes Sunday against the Pacers.
Impact: Embiid didn't show any rust in his return from an eight-game absence due to a knee injury. He shot just over 50.0 percent from the field and attempted 15 shots from the charity stripe in a 106-89 victory. The Sixers managed to go 4-4 in Embiid's absence, but they'll be thrilled to have him back in the starting lineup, especially considering his 27.3 ppg and 13.5 rpg average through 54 games this year.
News: Embiid (knee) will play Sunday against Indiana, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Impact: As expected, Embiid will make his return to action in Sunday's matchup against the Pacers. His conditioning is somewhat lousy though, and its reported that Embiid will play in about four-minute spurts from time to time.
News: Embiid (knee) will likely be available to play Sunday against Indiana, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Coach Brett Brown stated that he believes his star center, who has been inactive since Feb. 21 with a left knee injury, will play Sunday but official declaration of his status won't be confirmed until after Embiid goes through pre-game warmups. In all likelihood though, Embiid will presumably see action for the first time in the last eight games but will be played in short, four-minute spans or shorter however.
News: Embiid (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Pacers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid's been out for the past eight games with soreness in his left knee. While he appears to be making progress toward a return, his availability remains up in the air for Sunday's matchup with the Pacers. If Embiid were unable to go, Amir Johnson and Jonah Bolden would once again see expanded roles.
News: Butler accumulated 19 points (8-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 34 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: These are the type of nights to expect from Butler this season with little variance. He's been an absolute model of consistency with his contributions across multiple statistical categories this season. He doesn't have a penchant for huge performances, but his floor is as steady they come.
News: Redick totaled just three points (1-11 FG, 1-9 3Pt), four rebounds, two steals and an assist across 28 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: Redick couldn't find the basket in Friday's loss, nailing just one of his 11 shot attempts. Redick has been a very good shooter throughout his career, especially from three-point range. This year, however (despite his career-high 18.0 points per game), he has been streaky at times, chasing high-scoring affairs with low-scoring ones. Chalk it up to the latter - Redick will bounce back quickly.
News: Simmons finished with 15 points (6-15 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, nine rebounds, two steals and a block across 34 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: Simmons finished just one rebound shy of yet another triple-double in Friday's loss, though his stellar play wasn't enough to overcome the surging Rockets, especially when counting his seven turnovers. SImmons has nearly averaged a triple-double over his last four games and should remain an elite option across most formats.
News: Harris finished with 22 points (10-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and nine rebounds over 34 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Rockets on Friday.
Impact: Harris had a fine showing on Friday, despite losing the game. In 11 games with the 76ers, Harris is averaging 21.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
News: Simmons (illness) will play Friday against the Rockets, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Simmons woke up with gastroenteritis, putting his status for Friday in jeopardy. However, he seems to be feeling better, and he'll take the court against Houston. Over the past five games, Simmons is averaging 16.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, 7.8 assists and a combined 3.2 steals/blocks across 38.2 minutes.
News: Simmons is questionable for Friday's game against the Rockets due to gastroenteritis, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Simmons seems to have woke up feeling ill, and it's possible he misses Friday's contest. There's a chance he'll go through pre-game warmups and ultimately be a game-time call. In the event that Simmons is sidelined, T.J. McConnell would be in line to see extra minutes, while Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris figure to see increased usage.
News: Embiid (knee) will not play Friday against the Rockets, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The Sixers had hoped to get Embiid back Friday, but he's still dealing with soreness in his left knee and will miss an eighth consecutive game. With Boban Marjanovic also out, expect Amir Johnson and Jonah Bolden to again pick up increased minutes at center, with more of the offensive burden falling on Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris.
News: Redick totaled 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two assists and two rebounds over 31 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
Impact: Redick wasn't particularly effective in Wednesday's loss, hitting just two threes and doing little else outside of his 15 points. Averaging a career-high 18.0 points per game, Redick's fantasy value relies heavily on his scoring, as he's not contributing much in the way of assists or rebounds.
News: Johnson finished with nine points (3-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and a block over 20 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
Impact: Johnson got his second straight start on Wednesday thanks to Philadelphia's injury-ravaged frontcourt. In those two starts, he's averaged 11.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks. He'll return to virtual irrelevance outside of the deepest leagues once the 76ers' starters can get healthy.
News: Simmons tallied 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals over 35 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
Impact: Simmons nearly came away with another triple-double in Wednesday's loss, though his team still lost. Simmons has stepped his game up recently, averaging 17.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and a block over his last three games, which include two triple-doubles.
News: Butler finished with 22 points (8-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-7 FT), four assists, three rebounds and three steals over 36 minutes in the 76ers' loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
Impact: Butler hit a pair of clutch free-throws with only a few seconds to play to put the 76ers ahead by one, but his efforts were for naught as Zach LaVine drained a game winner with just a couple seconds on the clock. Butler's stat line on Wednesday night is on par with his season averages in points (19.0), rebounds (5.1), assists (4.0) and steals (2.0).
News: Bolden (illness) will be available Wednesday against the Bulls, Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Bolden missed Tuesday's matchup against the Magic, but the 76ers were able to secure an eight-point victory. His availability is important for the Sixers at the moment, as the team is still with Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic, who are both out with knee injuries.
News: Embiid (knee) has been officially ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Bulls, ESPN reports.
Impact: As expected, knee tendinitis will prevent Embiid from partaking in Wednesday's contest. There is hope that the big man will join the Sixers in Houston for Friday's game against the Rockets, but coach Brett Brown noted that it would be "reckless to declare it official."
News: Patton made his season debut Tuesday against Orlando, playing nine minutes off the bench in Philadelphia's 114-106 victory.
Impact: It was only the second career NBA appearance for Patton, who missed nearly all of his rookie season following foot surgery. He underwent another procedure on the same foot back in September and was then dealt to Philadelphia as part of the Jimmy Butler deal. Finally fully healthy, Patton saw time off the bench Tuesday with the Sixers' center depth decimated by injuries to Joel Embiid, Jonah Bolden and Boban Marjanovic. Given the long layoff, Patton acquitted himself well -- four rebounds, three assists, 0-3 FG -- but he's unlikely to remain in the regular rotation down the stretch.
News: Simmons produced 16 points (6-15 FG, 4-5 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one blocks in 40 minutes Tuesday against the Magic.
Impact: Simmons nearly had his third-straight triple-double, falling just two assists short. He's getting as big a workload as he can handle now, having played at least 40 minutes in each of his past three games and has rewarded owners with modest increases to his usually elite lines. In his second season, the Australian point-forward is averaging 17.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.2 minutes per contest.
News: Harris accumulated 21 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block across 34 minutes Tuesday against Orlando.
Impact: Harris recorded the third double-double of his 76ers tenure, reaching 20-points for his seventh consecutive game. After a bit of a rough patch immediately after the trade, Harris has settled in and continued his career-year. Across 9 games with Philadelphia, Harris' averaging 21.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting an impressive 52.2 percent form the floor, 39.3 percent from three and 84.4 percent from the line.
News: Reddick finished with 26 points (8-16 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and five rebounds in 30 minutes during Tuesday's win over Orlando.
Impact: Reddick seemingly broke out after a uncharacteristically string of seven straight weak performances. In that span he failed to crack 20 points in any game and hit just 27.7 percent of his shots. With that rough stretch seemingly behind him, Reddick should return to his usual efficient form. In his 13th season, Reddick's averaging a career-best 17.9 points to go along with 3.0 threes, 2.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game.
News: Butler (back) is no longer listed on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against Orlando.
Impact: Butler was held out of Monday's practice due to a sore back, but he appears ready to roll Tuesday evening. He's averaging 17.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists over his previous five matchups.
News: Patton could make his season debut Tuesday night against the Magic, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Patton hasn't seen any playing this year with the Sixers, but with Jonah Bolden (illness), Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee) all out, Patton is in line to see some action behind Amir Johnson. Patton appeared in just one game a season ago and logged four minutes.
News: Embiid (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against Orlando and could also miss Wednesday's matchup in Chicago after failing to work out Tuesday, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: The fact that Embiid didn't participate in a workout Tuesday is a bit concerning, and it looks like he won't return until Friday at the earliest. "There's a chance he'll meet us in Houston," stated head coach Brett Brown. It doesn't sound like Embiid will even travel with the team to Chicago at this point, meaning he'd miss his seventh straight contest due to a left knee injury. The Sixers should update his availability accordingly as the week progresses.
News: Johnson (back) will play and start Tuesday against the Magic, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Impact: Johnson missed Saturday's game against the Warriors due to back soreness, but it'll be just a one-game absence for the veteran. He'll likely play an increased role with Jonah Bolden (illness) out.
News: Bolden (illness) won't play Tuesday against Orlando.
Impact: Bolden was listed as a game-time call due to illness, but he's evidently not feeling well enough to take the court. Amir Johnson (back) has been cleared to play and could get the start along with Tobias Harris in the Sixers' depleted frontcourt. Bolden should be considered questionable for Philadelphia's upcoming matchup with Chicago on Wednesday until further notice.
News: Embiid (knee) will remain out for Tuesday's game against Orlando, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: While Embiid did go through a full practice Monday, the team will continue to be cautious and hold him out of a sixth consecutive game. With Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson both questionable as of Monday afternoon, the Sixers could end up being severely shorthanded up front, if one or both are unable to go.
News: Marjanovic (knee) did not practice Monday and remains without a firm timetable, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Sixers haven't said much about Marjanovic's knee, but coach Brett Brown commented Monday that the big man won't be back in the near future. "We should all bunker in that it is going to be longer than we wish," Brown told reporters. What that means, exactly, is unclear, but the implication is that Marjanovic's absence will likely be a matter of weeks, rather than days. Luckily, Joel Embiid (knee) returned to practice Monday and is on course to return to game action this week.
News: Johnson (back) did not practice Monday, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The veteran did not play Saturday against Golden State due to a sore back, and the same issue kept him out of Monday's session. He hasn't been ruled out of Tuesday's game against Orlando, but Johnson should be considered very much questionable until further notice.
News: Butler did not practice Monday due to tightness in his lower back, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Nearly half of the Sixers' roster popped up on the injury report Monday, and Butler is no exception as he emerged from the weekend with tightness in his lower-back. While his absence from practice is likely precautionary, the veteran should still be considered questionable heading into a Tuesday/Wednesday back-to-back that includes games in Orlando and Chicago.
News: Bolden did not practice Monday due to a sinus issue, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The issue doesn't look to be anything overly concerning, but Bolden should still be considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Magic. Bolden has started the last three games amid injuries to Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee), but with Embiid expected back at some point this week, Bolden will likely sink back into a lesser role. He's coming off of a 12-point, three-rebound, two-block performance in Saturday's loss to Golden State.
News: Embiid (knee) went through practice Monday, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid has missed the last five games while battling soreness in his knee, but his return to the practice floor represents a major step in the right direction. The Sixers haven't commented on his status for Tuesday's game against the Magic, but it seems likely that Embiid will be back on the floor at some point this week. Following Tuesday's game, the Sixers play Wednesday in Chicago and Friday in Houston.
News: Butler totaled 21 points (5-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 9-11 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block over 37 minutes in the 76er's loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Impact: Butler has been a reliable fantasy contributor this season, averaging 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. His scoring average is a five-year low, but Butler is the most efficient he's ever been, draining 47.6 percent of his shots from the field.
News: Simmons totaled 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-6 FT), 15 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals over 41 minutes in the 76er's loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Impact: Simmons recorded his second-straight triple-double in Saturday's loss and his 10th of the season. He had an impressive performance, but he turned the ball over nine times. Averaging a near triple-double on the season (16.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.8 assists), Simmons is a quality fantasy option right now despite his penchant for turnovers (3.6 per game).
News: Harris totaled 20 points (7-20 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds and three assists over 44 minutes in the 76er's loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Impact: Harris scored at least 20.0 points for the sixth straight game, despite his shooting struggles in Saturday's win. Any questions of his fantasy value since being traded to the 76ers should be extinguished by now, as Harris remains an elite option who has found immediate success on a team loaded with stars.
News: Scott totaled a season-high 22 points (7-15 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and a steal over 32 minutes in the 76er's loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Impact: Although Jonah Bolden got the start at center, Scott was the first man off the bench in Saturday's loss, playing 10 more minutes than Bolden and handily outproducing him. He achieved his lofty point total with the help of six threes, shooting 67.0 percent from beyond the arc. Scott's recent increase in production has come at the expense of Joel Embiid who has been out with a knee injury, and Scott makes a quality daily option any time Embiid misses time.
News: Johnson was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Warriors due to upper back tightness, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Johnson played in the G League on Friday but had returned to the Sixers for Saturday's game, though he is now unavailable. Jonah Bolden will see a heavily increased role with Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee) also sidelined.
News: Embiid (knee) said that he expects to return next week, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Embiid is battling tendinitis in his knee. Both he and the organization are looking to play things safe given his injury history, so he hasn't played since the All-Star break ended. However, it appears his return is right on the horizon, as Embiid intimated that he's looking to come back next week, which could mean as soon as Tuesday against the Magic. More information should arrive in the coming days.
News: Embiid (knee) won't play Saturday against the Warriors, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Left knee soreness will prevent Embiid from participating in a fifth straight contest. The big man will have some time to recover, as the 76ers' next game is Tuesday against the Magic. In his stead, Jonah Bolden, Mike Scott and Amir Johnson should continue seeing extra minutes.
News: Harris totaled 32 points (11-19 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds and three assists in the 76ers' win over the Thunder on Thursday.
Impact: Harris was at it again, draining five three-pointers and leading all scorers in points in Thursday's win. He's been hot as of late, averaging 24.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists on 59.3 percent shooting in four games prior to Thursday.
News: Bolden totaled 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 FT), three rebounds and a steal across 20 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Thunder on Thursday.
Impact: Bolden drew the start with Joel Embiid (shoulder) out on Thursday and had a fairly productive night. His season-long averages are not quite as exciting, and he should be left on waivers barring injuries higher up the depth chart.
News: Simmons totaled 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and two blocks across 41 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Thunder on Thursday.
Impact: Simmons' triple-double lifted the 76ers over the Thunder on Thursday night as the sophomore had a tremendous game. Although the addition of Tobias Harris has seemed to bring down his value, Simmons can still stuff the stat sheet on any given night.
News: Butler totaled 20 points (9-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-5 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals across 37 minutes in the 76ers' win over the Thunder on Thursday.
Impact: Butler did it all on Thursday, dishing and rebounding at will while scoring 20 points. He's proven that he can be a quality fantasy option this season, even on a team loaded with superstars.
News: Milton (finger) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Milton has been sidelined since Feb. 5 after breaking a finger while playing for the G League's Delaware Blue Coats and subsequently requiring surgery. The 76ers estimated that Milton would be sidelined 2-to-3 weeks following the procedure, but the short end of that timetable has passed without the club having passed along a definitive target date for the rookie's return. Even once he's healthy again, Milton is unlikely to be included in the 76ers' rotation.
News: Head coach Brett Brown said he does not expect Patton to be in the team's rotation Thursday against the Thunder, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Patton was recalled from the G League and appears to be healthy after a long recovery from foot surgery. However, despite the absence of both Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee), Brown doesn't look to be ready to throw the young big man into the rotation right away. Both Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson are expected to handle the minutes load at center for the time being.
News: Smith will be assigned to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats and is expected to play in the affiliate's game Friday versus the Maine Red Claws, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Smith is finally ready to kick off his professional career after a pair of long-term health setbacks. He sustaining a Jones fracture in his left foot in August that sidelined him until December, then remained out for the subsequent two months while recovering from the negative effects of an allergic reaction he first suffered in September. Because of the extensive development time Smith missed out on during training camp, the preseason and the first half of the regular season, the 76ers don't intend to have the first-round pick debut at the NBA level in 2018-19. Instead, he'll spend the next month and a half getting his conditioning back in order while playing regularly for the Blue Coats before competing for a rotation role with the parent club next fall.
News: Patton has been recalled from the G League, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Patton may enter the Sixers' rotation, as Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovic (knee) are both sidelined. Patton hasn't played in an NBA game since April 1 of last season, which is his only NBA appearance. Still, it seems likely that coach Brett Brown will turn to Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson first before deploying Patton.
News: Marjanovic underwent an MRI and a CT scan, and it was revealed that the big man has a bone bruise and mild sprain of his right knee. He will be re-evaluated in 5-7 days.
Impact: Marjanovic suffered the injury with 1:13 left in the 4th quarter of Monday's contest in New Orleans. With Joel Embiid (knee) dealing with an injury of his own and without a clear timetable for a return, the Sixers are incredibly thin at the center position. As a result, Amir Johnson and Jonah Bolden figure to play the vast majority of the minutes at the five until one of Embiid or Marjanovic return.
News: Korkmaz (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Impact: Korkmaz tore his MCL during the Sixers' matchup against the Celtics on Feb. 12. At best, it seems like Korkmaz could be back on the floor in late March, though it also wouldn't be surprising if he was held out until the playoffs. Either way, the loss continues to be a meaningful blow to Philly, who sacrificed depth to acquire both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris.
News: Embiid (knee) won't play Thursday against Oklahoma City and will be re-evaluated within the next few days, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The timetable for Embiid's return remains murky, although clarity should come shortly after he's re-evaluated. He's slated to miss his fourth straight game Thursday due to a left knee injury. With both Embiid and Boban Marjanovic (knee) ruled out for the Sixers' upcoming clash, Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson are in line to see more playing time.
News: Marjanovic (knee) will not play in Thursday's game against the Thunder, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: With Joel Embiid (knee) also ruled out for Thursday's game, the 76ers will be even lighter on frontcourt depth than usual, and this will likely result in both Jonah Bolden and Amir Johnson seeing extended minutes at center. Fortunately, Marjanovic's injury is not believed to be serious after MRI results came back negative, so the big man's absence should not extend out too much longer.
News: An MRI on Marjanovic's right knee came back negative, Philly.com reports.
Impact: The Sixers got a scare Monday night when Marjanovic limped off the court against the Pelicans with an apparent right knee injury, but a subsequent MRI revealed no structural damage. The 7-foot-3 Marjanovic, who's filled in in the absence of Joel Embiid, should still be considered very much questionable for Thursday's game against OKC, but he's not expected to miss extended time.
News: Simmons ended with 14 points (7-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 34 minutes during Monday's 111-110 victory over New Orleans.
Impact: Simmons recorded a double-double in Monday's win, however, he did hand out a season-low two assists. Simmons has certainly seen his numbers drop since the arrival of Tobias Harris, limiting his overall value on a nightly basis. He is likely more worried about the team winning rather than his own performances but that doesn't help his fantasy owners. He is still going to be an elite option in all formats but owners should just temper their expectations slightly moving forward.
News: Harris totaled 29 points (10-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 39 minutes during Monday's 111-110 victory over the Pelicans.
Impact: Harris had his best game as a member of the 76ers in Monday's victory, coming away with 29 points and 10 rebounds. He has now scored at least 20 points in each of his last four games while also contributing rebounds, blocks, and three-pointers with regularity. His outlook is somewhat capped given the talent around him but his most recent efforts demonstrate his ability to play next to anyone and still put up big numbers.