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Joel Embiid ruled out Tuesday vs. Suns, injury not serious

Sixers All-Star C injured his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Blazers. We take a look at Philly’s full injury report.

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Portland Trail Blazers at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 09, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Philadelphia 76ers C Joel Embiid has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game vs. the Phoenix Suns due to an ankle injury. Embiid left Sunday’s loss to the Trail Blazers in the first half and did not return. Tobias Harris (ankle) and Al Horford (knee) are both questionable, while Josh Richardson (rest) has been ruled out.

We don’t know the extent of Embiid’s injury at this point. Chances are the Sixers are being cautious with Embiid — and Horford and Harris at this point. Philly could improve its seeding in the East, but at this point health is more important. Ben Simmons underwent surgery on his knee cap Monday and is out indefinitely. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

We’ve seen teams doing this quite often the past week or so, resting multiple players for the playoffs. So the Sixers will likely be without their entire starting lineup sans Shake Milton on Tuesday against the Suns, who are undefeated in the bubble. Embiid’s injury is not considered serious, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. So we should see Biid back for the playoffs next week.

As for DFS options, prices should be low on everyone except for Milton, who will probably land in the $5-6K range. Assuming Harris and Horford are out, Mike Scott, Kyle O’Quinn and Glenn Robinson III should all see significant minutes in the front court. Matisse Thybulle and Alec Burks should see time at SF and SG. All five of those players, plus Milton, will be good value options on DraftKings.