Philadelphia 76ers Roster
- Eastern Atlantic
- Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris ended a three-game absence with an 18-point effort on 8-for-16 shooting in Thursday's loss to Milwaukee. He also notched six assists with two rebounds and one turnover in 30 minutes. Harris had played through a knee issue before taking a break for a few games. Despite his health issues, Harris has been very strong with his play throughout the month and will look to improve on his Thursday's outing in another meeting with Bucks on Saturday. Milwaukee has taken a step back defensively in recent times, so it should be a good opportunity for Harris to pick up momentum ahead of the final stretch of the season.
Philadelphia 76ers guard George Hill will move into the starting five for Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The veteran guard will draw the start with Ben Simmons (illness) sidelined for this one. Shake Milton started on Wednesday, but will shift to the second unit on Thursday. Hill should get significant playing time in this one, but he remains a risky DFS option. Seth Curry (hip) is a better streaming option or DFS play for Thursday's slate.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (rest candidate) will play Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Embiid's status was up in the air given they just played on Wednesday, but the MVP-candidate is playing in a marquee match up. Embiid is also getting some help back with Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) expected to play which will likely take some pressure off.
Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Furkan Korkmaz (ankle) is questionable to play Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Korkmaz has been playing well recently, but unfortunately rolled his ankle in Wednesday's game. To make matters worse for his fantasy value, Tobias Harris (knee) and Seth Curry (hip) are both expected to play which would result in a reduced role for Korkmaz.
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons (illness) is out Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Simmons will miss his third straight game with a non-COVID related illness, but did travel with the team which is encouraging regarding his return. Shake Milton and Tyrese Maxey should continue to see more ball-handling duties on Thursday.