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Liberty Ballers

Tyrese Maxey is proving how valuable he is to the Sixers already

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The Philadelphia 76ers only had seven players left. With various injuries, several players out due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and Mike Scott technically active but unable to play due to a knee injury, the Sixers were forced to play the Denver Nuggets on January 9 with a seven-man rotation. For 20-year-old rookie Tyrese Maxey, the only available ball-handler on the team, it was a chance to show off everything he could do. Doc Rivers and his coaching staff told Maxey before the game that he needed to be aggressive, and Maxey...

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Sixers fined $25,000 for handling of Ben Simmons amid COVID-19 issues

The NBA just fined the Philadelphia 76ers $25,000 for their handling of Ben Simmons in light of recent COVID-19 issues, the league announced Monday. Simmons was mysteriously ruled out with an injury ahead of Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets. However, the team’s failure to list the former No. 1 pick with an injury designation prior […] The post Sixers fined $25,000 for handling of Ben Simmons amid COVID-19 issues appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Shorthanded Sixers expected to get a couple reinforcements for tonight’s game in Atlanta

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports After a joyous start to the 2020-21 season, the Philadelphia 76ers have hit a rough patch with half the roster sidelined by injuries and COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The team played with only seven available players in Saturday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, and Joel Embiid took to social media to express his displeasure with the league postponing yesterday’s Celtics-Heat game after having not done so for Philadelphia. THEY HATE THE PROCESS— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 10, 2021 Embiid, who said he will...

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League fines Sixers over Ben Simmons injury reporting, clearly has priorities straight

Photo by Sarah Stier/ After going ahead and forcing the Sixers to play with seven available players on Saturday, the league has postponed yesterday’s Celtics-Heat game, tonight’s Mavericks-Pelicans game, and tomorrow’s Celtics-Bulls game. The NBA has issued an apology to Philadelphia for putting their players and those of the Nuggets at an unnecessary health risk, while also placing the Sixers at an unfair competitive disadvantage...(someone yells offscreen)...wait, they didn’t? They did what? The NBA has fined the Sixers $25,000 for violating the league’s...

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Ben Simmons to miss second straight Sixers game with worrying knee injury

The Philadelphia 76ers were shorthanded against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday and the same will be the case on Sunday. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Ben Simmons will be out for his second consecutive game due to an ailing knee injury. 76ers star Ben Simmons did not travel to Atlanta and will miss Monday’s […] The post Ben Simmons to miss second straight Sixers game with worrying knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Tyrese Maxey joins Allen Iverson in Sixers franchise lore

The Philadelphia 76ers still went to battle against the Denver Nuggets despite having an undermanned lineup. A handful of injuries and COVID-19 concerns left the Sixers to only have seven active players on the floor which gave the spotlight to rookie Tyrese Maxey. He got the first start of his NBA career and made the […] The post Tyrese Maxey joins Allen Iverson in Sixers franchise lore appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Sixer Sense

Sixers Rookie Report: 3 rookies start in short-handed game

The short-handed Philadelphia 76ers had to rely on their rookies in a major way. Due to injuries and the COVID-19 outbreak on the Philadelphia 76ers were very short handed against the Denver Nuggets. As the result the franchise had to rely heavily on their rookies, which resulted in three of them making their first NBA […] Sixers Rookie Report: 3 rookies start in short-handed game - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Liberty Ballers

Report: Ben Simmons out vs. Hawks, will be evaluated day to day

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Philadelphia 76ers are going to be depleted for a while. They only had the minimum of eight active players for their should-have-been-cancelled game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, with Mike Scott technically available but unable to play as he was still recovering from a knee injury. Ben Simmons (left knee swelling) and Joel Embiid (back tightness) were both out as well. Embiid will be listed as probable for the Sixers’ road game on Monday against the Hawks, but Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Simmons hasn’t travelled...

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Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons to miss Nuggets matchup amid Sixers’ COVID-19 outbreak

Just when the Philadelphia 76ers thought they were about to get Joel Embiid back from quarantine to play the Denver Nuggets today, they got the news that Embiid and Ben Simmons will miss today’s game due to injuries. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, this is the injury update for the two Sixers stars: Sixers […] The post Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons to miss Nuggets matchup amid Sixers’ COVID-19 outbreak appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Denver tops short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 15 points and 12 assists to lead the Denver Nuggets past Philadelphia 115-103 on Saturday, beating a 76ers team that had only seven available players because of injuries and COVID-19 protocols. The Sixers tipped without four regular starters — All-Stars Ben Simmons (sore left knee) and Joel Embiid (back) due to injury, and Seth Curry and Tobias Harris over virus concerns. Coach Doc Rivers said he didn’t think the game should be played. Curry learned of his positive coronavirus test while the team played Thursday in Brooklyn, and the additional...

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Sixers’ Doc Rivers reacts to whirlwind of COVID-19 protocols impacting Nuggets game

The Philadelphia 76ers have undergone an unfortunate series of events in recent days and things got even worse on Saturday. With the Sixers having a handful of players sidelined with injuries and COVID-19 protocols, Doc Rivers reacted to the whirlwind of events that have taken place ahead of Philadelphia’s matchup with the Denver Nuggets, per […] The post Sixers’ Doc Rivers reacts to whirlwind of COVID-19 protocols impacting Nuggets game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA Receives Criticism as Sixers Field 7 Players Due to COVID, Injuries

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia is barely able to dress a team, but they’re playing anyway. The Philadelphia 76ers will face the Denver Nuggets today with just seven healthy players. Technically that’s one below the minimum required to participate in an NBA game, but the blurry lines around the definition of “injury”, plus ongoing COVID-19 issues, are creating a grey area in which the team would prefer not to play but the league is insisting they do. Sixers guard Seth Curry tested positive for COVID on Thursday. The result came during the first...

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4 reasons why Michael Porter Jr. needs to be your next NBA card investment

In a draft class that featured Luka Doncic and Trae Young, it’s easy to forget Denver Nuggets talent Michael Porter Jr. was drafted alongside those two stars. Rightfully so, because the once top prospect in high school basketball found his stock tumbling down because of a back injury. Of course, the same can’t be said […] The post 4 reasons why Michael Porter Jr. needs to be your next NBA card investment appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Dunking with Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves at Trail Blazers: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for

The Minnesota Timberwolves have an opportunity to break a five-game losing streak as they head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five consecutive games since a 2-0 start, and following two consecutive losses to the divisional rival Denver Nuggets, are in Portland to take on another member of […] Minnesota Timberwolves at Trail Blazers: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Timberwolves at Nuggets: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for

After blowing a fourth-quarter lead on Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves get a chance to bounce back against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four straight games, but there are a couple of things going for them on Tuesday. Yes, the Wolves have to travel to Denver and play at altitude against […] Minnesota Timberwolves at Nuggets: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Nuggets: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for

The Minnesota Timberwolves look to break a three-game losing skid as they host the Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets. The Minnesota Timberwolves are already teetering on the brink. Sure, if you just woke up from a weeks-long slumber, a 2-3 start to the season doesn’t look awful — especially when compared to the Denver Nuggets’ […] Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Nuggets: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Paul George reacts to Kawhi Leonard’s injury, blowing out Lakers, Nuggets

LOS ANGELES – The LA Clippers may claim that they’re not trying to send a message to start out the 2020-21 season. Heck, that may even be true. It’s evident, however, that these Kawhi Leonard and Paul George-led Clippers are a much better version than last year’s. In their first two wins against the Lakers […] The post Paul George reacts to Kawhi Leonard’s injury, blowing out Lakers, Nuggets appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Derrick Jones, Jr. Injured in Blazers-Nuggets Preseason Game

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Portland’s starting small forward suffers a back contusion after a nasty fall. Derrick Jones, Jr. suffered an injury, later identified as a back contusion, during the third quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers’ game with the Denver Nuggets tonight. Jones sustained the bruise off of a fall after an alley-oop at the 10:36 mark of the third quarter. Here’s video of the play, courtesy of NBCSports Northwest. DJJ throws down a monster jam, but takes a hard fall in the process.#RipCityStream: https://t.co/Qw6YqQ11wx...

Nuggets can’t count on Michael Porter Jr. with his constant injuries – Sean Farnham | Get Up

Laura Rutledge and Sean Farnham explain how much of a concern Michael Porter Jr.’s knee strain that is keeping him out of the Summer League for the Denver Nuggets. ✔

Lakers react to Lonzo Ball's sprained ankle, blowout loss vs. Nuggets | NBA on ESPN

Lonzo Ball says the Los Angeles Lakers coaches were cautious after his ankle injury and insists he will play on Thursday against the Pacers. Luke Walton, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart all react to the Lakers' 117-85 loss against the Denver Nugg

Lakers Practice: Luke Gives an Injury Update on Josh Hart and Rajon Rondo

Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton Gives an Injury Update on Josh Hart and Rajon Rondo before the game against the Nuggets #LukeWalton #Lakers LakersNation