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Jonah Bolden is being sent down for a G-League stint.

He hasn't been able to establish himself as a consistent part of the rotation in Philly, so he'll head down to the G-League for some much-needed experience. As long as Joel Embiid is healthy, Bolden will be a non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Nov 15 - 12:57 PM

Ben Simmons was quiet on Wednesday with nine points, six assists, three rebounds and one block in 31 minutes.

He made 3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws with just one turnover. This marks his lowest combined boards-and-dimes total of the season, and it coincides with Jimmy Butler's first game in a Sixers uniform. There's no cause for alarm yet and there are plenty of kinks to work out before the new-look Sixers are a finished product, but Simmons does need the ball in his hands to produce.
Nov 15 - 12:50 AM

J.J. Redick finished Wednesday's game with a team-high 22 points, making 8-of-13 shots including four 3-pointers.

Redick also tied his season-high with six dimes, looking perfectly comfortable alongside Jimmy Butler. His shot attempts may dip (14.4 per game) with such a stacked starting lineup, but at least he'll be getting plenty of open looks. Triples remain the bedrock of his value at 2.9 per game, though he's done enough elsewhere (17.9 points, pristine FT shooting) to hit top-100 value. That's sustainable if his minutes stay north of 30 per game.
Nov 14 - 9:46 PM

Wilson Chandler had 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in another start at PF on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-10 shots with a pair of 3-pointers.

Mike Muscala was making a push for PF minutes prior to Dario Saric's departure, but it looks like Chandler's job to lose. He threw down a quick baseline dunk to give Philly a 101-99 lead late tonight, and is looking more like his pre-hamstring-injury self. He's worth a speculative add in deeper leagues, and is on the watch-list everywhere.
Nov 14 - 9:45 PM

Joel Embiid dished a career-high 10 assists in a triple-double on Wednesday, adding 19 points, 13 rebounds, four 3-pointers and two blocks.

Embiid was aggressive from tip-off tonight, combining with Jimmy Butler to score the first 19 points for Philly. His trip-dub would have been bigger if he made more than 6-of-20 shots, but who's complaining? Even coach Brett Brown said this week, "I will admit, when I come back and I see the stat sheet, I’m shocked at how dominating at times [Embiid] is." Butler's arrival won't do much, if anything, to knock Embiid off his top-10 pace in fantasy.
Nov 14 - 9:45 PM

T.J. McConnell wasn't in Philly's rotation on Wednesday.

Markelle Fultz shifted to a bench role and Landry Shamet was one of the first players off the bench tonight, so it sounds like McConnell is just out of the plans for now.
Nov 14 - 9:44 PM

Markelle Fultz came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes on Wednesday.

Philly started J.J. Redick and it's a reflection of Fultz's difficulties spacing the floor and playing alongside Ben Simmons -- they did share the court for a bit, but coach Brett Brown will likely be in experiment-mode for a few games. The Sixers' net efficiency has been up +9.0 points with Redick on the court vs. Fultz, so this move is likely sticking. Maybe running the second unit will enable him to find his groove as a playmaker, but he belongs on fantasy benches while we find out.
Nov 14 - 9:43 PM

Jimmy Butler made his 76ers debut on Wednesday and put up 14 points (6-of-12 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), four rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes.

With the drawn-out saga of his trade demand from the Wolves behind him, Butler is free to focus on helping Philly pursue the No. 1 seed in the East. Offensive usage in the 20+ percent range should be sustainable even alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and it's only a matter of time before he's more involved in the offense -- we're guessing very, very soon. If he continues to hover around first-round value in Philly, he'd be a complete steal for most owners who drafted him at a steep discount.
Nov 14 - 9:42 PM

Markelle Fultz will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

With Philly adding another non-shooter to their starting lineup in Jimmy Butler, Fultz probably won't be back in the starting lineup again this season, as J.J. Redick makes much more sense with that starting group. Fultz's value will likely plummet with the arrival of Buckets, so at this point, he's simply not worth owning in most leagues.
Nov 14 - 11:40 AM

Jimmy Butler will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Butler will be making his 76ers debut tonight, and he'll be joined in the starting lineup by Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Wilson Chandler and Joel Embiid. The arrival of Buckets pretty much crushed any hopes of Markelle Fultz turning things around this season.

Markelle Fultz scored five points (2-of-8 FG, 1-of-3 FT) with two rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

It's hard to ignore the elephant in the room here. Fultz had an ugly free throw attempt, which has been making the rounds on Twitter. After the game, he said that the ball slipped. Fultz is likely to take the biggest hit from the acquisition of Jimmy Butler because he'll probably be moved to the bench. It's hard to justify owning him outside of the deepest of leagues.
Nov 12 - 11:39 PM

Landry Shamet scored 10 points with one assists and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

Shamet was moved back to the bench with Wilson Chandler available to play. Shamet is likely to continue to come off the bench, but will have an increased importance as the Sixers look to put shooters around their new big three. He's an add for 3-pointers in deep leagues.
Nov 12 - 11:35 PM

Furkan Korkmaz scored a career-high 16 points (5-of-9 FG, 3-of-6 3PT, 3-of-3 FT) with four rebounds, one steal, and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

Korkmaz upped his career-high in points for the second straight game. The Sixers don't have many wing options, which gives him an outside shot at playing time moving forward. If he keeps playing like this, he'll earn more minutes. He's a name to keep an eye on.
Nov 12 - 11:33 PM

Wilson Chandler started at power forward and scored five points with one rebound, three assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

Chandler is still working his way back up to full speed from a preseason hamstring injury, but saw a season-high 23 minutes in this one. He started at power forward and is a good bet to continue doing so with Dario Saric out of the equation. He's someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
Nov 12 - 11:29 PM

Mike Muscala (nose) scored 13 points (3-of-11 FG, 4-of-5 FT) with eight rebounds, one assist, and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

Muscala was finally able to play with a mask after breaking his nose last week. Moose will help fill the role vacated by Dario Saric going forward. His role is clear and that's to space the floor and play defense. The 10 3-point attempts were a career-high for him. He's worth a speculative add right now.
Nov 12 - 11:26 PM


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