Philadelphia 76ers Roster
- Eastern Atlantic
- Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris has been a reliable scoring option for the team all season long, but he struggled against the Pistons on Wednesday. In 29 minutes of action, he scored 15 points on just 5-for-14 shooting from the field and connected on just one of his seven long-range tries. On the bright side, Harris accumulated seven rebounds, five assists and made all four of his free-throws in a 124-106 blowout victory for the 76ers. His lackluster performance was an outlier. Considering he is averaging 19.4 points per game in 2019-20, Harris is a quality addition to any roster in need of a scoring punch once the NBA season continues.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz has developed into a dependable reserve for head coach Brett Brown this season, and he was impressive against the Pistons on Wednesday. In a team-high 21 minutes off the bench, he scored 17 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the field, 3-for-4 from deep and he buried four of his five free-throws. Korkmaz grabbed four rebounds, dished out two assists and was a plus-15 in a 124-106 victory for a Sixers squad that has underachieved in 2019-20. The 22-year-old has knocked down 42.9% of his treys over his past 10 games. With this in mind, he is someone who deserves consideration for those looking to add shooting to fill out your roster once the season continues.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Al Horford's first season with the team has been underwhelming thus far, but he was highly productive versus the Pistons on Wednesday. In 29 minutes of action, he scored 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field and knocked down four of his six long-range attempts. Horford also grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out six assists and blocked two shots in the 124-106 Philadelphia victory. The 76ers expected performances of this caliber from him to occur more often, considering they signed Horford to a massive four-year deal this past summer. While the 33-year-old was exceptional, he needs to prove that he can produce more consistently before owners consider adding him if/when the NBA season resumes.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was dominant against the Pistons on Wednesday, which was his first game since injuring his shoulder on Feb. 26. In just 27 minutes, he scored 30 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field, 10-for-12 from the free-throw line and he knocked down two of his three long-range tries. Embiid also collected 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal in a resounding 124-106 victory for Philadelphia. The Cameroonian appeared as dominant as ever despite Wednesday's outing being his first taste of the court in a few weeks. With this in mind, Embiid is a terrific addition to any fantasy roster due to his uniquely versatile skill set.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (shoulder) will be back in action for Wednesdays contest versus the Detroit Pistons after missing the previous five games. His return bumps down the value of Al Horford exponentially, also limiting the ceilings of Tobias Harris and Mike Scott. Without Ben Simmons (back) available, and with Detroit thin in the frontcourt since dealing away Andre Drummond, Embiid should carry a hefty workload right out of the gate. He has notched a double-double in seven of his eight previous full outings.