Philadelphia 76ers

Eastern Atlantic

Jonah Bolden decided to pull out from Team Australia prior to the FIBA World Cup. He followed the footsteps of Ben Simmons, who additionally withdrew from the team a few weeks back. (Source: Fox Sports Australia )

Fantasy Impact: Bolden generally wasn't expected to play a pivotal role for Australia, though this decreases the risk of injury and should allow him to focus on 76ers training camp. He is not worth a look in drafts.


Malachi Richardson, who played sparingly for the Kings and Raptors, signed a contract to play in Israel for Hapoel Holon. (Source: Sportando)

Fantasy Impact: Richardson played in 70 NBA games, but was unable to generate any fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Burke will join the Sixers on a one-year deal, joining Ben Simmons and new addition Raul Neto at the point guard position. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burke will likely assume a backup scorer role, and he will help fill the void left behind by sniper JJ Redick. An efficient scorer, the former Michigan standout averaged 10.9 ppg in just 19.4 mpg. He'll contribute scoring and some three-pointers, but otherwise doesn't hold much fantasy value.

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Ben Simmons has agreed to a 5-year/$170M contract extension to remain with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: As expected. Retaining Simmons was always a priority for the 76ers, who have a dynamic core made up of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Simmons. Those four players are now on huge contracts, making Philadelphia’s cap situation a bit perilous in the next two years. Expect Simmons to remain a nightly triple-double threat who could elevate his game further by improving his jump shot.

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Boban Marjanovic has signed a deal for two years, $7M with the Dallas Mavericks. He played 11.7 MPG with the Clippers and 76ers last season and saw career-highs in both scoring (7.3 PPG) and rebounding (4.6 RPG). (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: A fan-favorite since his time with the Spurs, The 7'3" Serbian gets a new opportunity to prove his worth on the court. He will likely receive a decent amount of playing time behind Dwight Powell, who re-signed with the Mavs this offseason. However, once Kristaps Porzingis returns, expect an even further reduced role for "Bobi."

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Jimmy Butler has been acquired by the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butler's new contract is for four years and $142M, and he will play for his third team in two years after demanding a trade from Minnesota last season that landed him in Philadelphia. The deal with Miami will also include Heat forward Josh Richardson, who averaged a career-high 16.6 points for Miami last season.

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Tobias Harris and Philadelphia came to terms Sunday on a five-year, $180 million contract. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris posted solid numbers after being traded from the Clippers to the 76ers in February. If Jimmy Butler signs elsewhere, Harris will be in line for a bigger offensive role. Harris averaged 20.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 82 games for 76ers/Clippers last season.

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Joel Embiid will start and play despite an illness which is slowing him done including in Game 5. Embiid will look to force a Game 7 or his season is over. Expect Embiid to play as many minutes as he can. (Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Embiid carries plenty of risk in daily and cash games as the illness could cause him to leave the game. Harris, Butler, Redick, Simmons, and McConnell remain solid options.

Category: Injury Updates


JJ Redick had 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. In 24 minutes, he added five rebounds, an assist, and a steal during the 116-96 win over the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Redick has been shooting very well recently with four straight 20-point outings while connecting on 54.5 percent from the field and 47.5 percent from three-point range. He is averaging 27.0 points in those outings and should be in fantasy lineups to finish out the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Greg Monroe joins Sixers

Fri, Apr 5th 7:39pm EDT
By Sean Fitzpatrick

Greg Monroe joined the Sixers after a 10-day with the Celtics. Monroe will be in line for minutes behind Joel Embiid and is a solid depth option if anything was to happen to Embiid. (Source: Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Monroe is off the fantasy radar splitting time and value with Boban but keep an eye on him in the playoffs in daily.

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Justin Patton was waived by the Sixers to make room for C Greg Monroe. (Source: Jon Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Patton will look for yet another team but likely sometime in the offseason.

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Mike Scott will play on Thursday versus Brooklyn despite a back injury. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Scott is a backup behind Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris but could take minutes and value away from Jonah Bolden.

Category: Injury Updates


James Ennis III will not play on Thursday against the Nets due to a quad injury. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Ennis was a DNP-CD in the previous game so he could be out of the rotation when healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Shake Milton scored 13 points in a loss to the Magic Monday while playing 22 minutes with Ben Simmons out. Milton added just one rebound and one three-pointer.

Fantasy Impact: With Simmons out, Milton saw more minutes than Jonathan Simmons which is not a good sign for Simmons. Milton isn't more than a punt play in daily if Simmons and/or Redick sit out a game.

Category: Game Recaps


T.J. McConnell got the starting nod for the Sixers on Monday with Ben Simmons out. McConnell played 29 minutes and finished with just two points on 1-of-4 shooting. He added six rebounds and two assists in the 119-98 loss to the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: McConnell did not take advantage of his opportunity on Monday while playing 29 minutes in a start. Simmons is expected to return for the Sixer next game on Thursday. Leave McConnell on the waiver wire.

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Amir Johnson received the start at the five Wednesday night against Chicago, playing 20 minutes and scoring nine points to go along with eight rebounds as the 76ers fell to the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: With Joel Embiid (knee) and Boban Marjanovich (knee) still resting injuries and Jonah Bolden recently active again following his own injury, Johnson got the start and saw his second consecutive 20-minute night. Johnson is nothing more than a part-time fill-in even on his own team, which should be all you need to know as a DFS owner.

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Jonathon Simmons had six points, three rebounds, and four assists in the 114-108 win over the Magic on Tuesday. In 27 minutes off the bench, Simmons shot 3-of-7 from the field while adding a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons has played sparingly since joining the Sixers. In eight games, he is averaging just over 15 minutes per game while putting up 4.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. He will only gain fantasy appeal if Jimmy Butler misses any time.

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Furkan Korkmaz had successful surgery on Tuesday to address his meniscal tear in his right knee. He will be out for approximately four weeks. (Source: Sixers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Korkmaz won't be part of the Sixers for the rest of the regular season and can be dropped if he was still floating around on a fantasy roster.

Category: Injury Updates


Markelle Fultz will be dealt to the Magic for Jonathan Simmons and a pair of draft picks. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former number one overall pick will try to rejuvenate his career in Orlando. He brings a lot of problems and risk with him which makes this a boom or bust move for the Magic. Fantasy owners can continue to stay away from Fultz for now.

Category: Transactions


The Clippers and 76ers have agreed to trade Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, 2020 first-rounder, 2021 unprotected 1st via Miami and two second rounders. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shamet will join a crowded backcourt in Los Angeles pending additional moves by the Clippers at the trade deadline. Shamet has shown some flashes during his rookie year while averaging 8.3 points per game with the Sixers.

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