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.
Other updates:— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) August 10, 2020
- Tobias Harris is questionable with right ankle soreness.
- Al Horford is questionable with left knee soreness.
- Josh Richardson is out for rest.
The watchability of the game is questionable due to player availability. https://t.co/I3HuwmtUly
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.
Ben Simmons underwent successful surgery today to remove the loose body in his left knee which was the result of the patella subluxation.— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) August 10, 2020
Simmons will begin rehabilitation in Philly immediately. He is out INDEFINITELY & will have a post-operative evaluation in approx 2 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.
There's optimism that the Embiid ankle injury isn't serious and that he'll be back soon, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/yvCj70K6dv— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 10, 2020
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.