Sun. Dec 8, 2013 | STATS
News: Filling in for the injured Michael Carter-Williams, Wroten had 20 points in Saturday's 103-92 loss to Denver.
Impact: Wroten is averaging 19.8 points in six starts this season. He doesn't have much fantasy value when Carter-Williams plays, though.
News: Wroten had a team-high 20 points (10-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt) with five boards in the loss to Denver on Saturday.
Impact: With Michael Carter-Williams (knee) out with an infection, Wroten should continue to start and see plenty of minutes and shot opportunities. He has scored 20 points in back-to-back games.
News: Turner had just six points (3-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with five assists in the loss to Denver on Saturday.
Impact: This was just the second time that Turner has been held to single digits. He bounced back with 26 points in the game after scoring four against the Pelicans on Nov. 16. In his last three games, he has only hit 37.0 percent (17-of-46) from the field.
Sat. Dec 7, 2013 | STATS
News: Carter-Williams sat out the 76ers' game Saturday night against Denver, the second straight game he has missed because of a skin infection on of his right knee. The rookie spent his third night in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Impact: Carter-Williams is averaging 17.7 points and 7.3 assists and leads the NBA with 3.1 steals per game. He was honored Tuesday as the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month.
News: Wroten should remain a useful fantasy option for the foreseeable future with news that Michael Carter-Williams will be out indefinitely with a knee infection.
Impact: Run to the waiver wire if he's still available in your leagues. The news about MCW is not encouraging, as he has been in a hospital for three nights now, being treated for the infection. Wroten has proven to be a solid source of scoring, assists and steals while filling in for MCW.
News: Carter-Williams has a right knee infection and will stay overnight at UPenn Hospital, the Delaware County Times reports. There is no timetable for his return.
Impact: Originally MCW was out with a typical injury after knocking knees, but word that he has an infection is not what his owners wanted to hear. He has been at the hospital for three nights now, which is not encouraging. Make sure he's out of your lineups, and we would expect Tony Wroten to be a pretty useful fantasy option in his absence.
News: Carter-Williams (knee) will not play Friday and is doubtful for Saturday's game, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Carter-Williams did not travel with the team and will miss Friday's game. He is dealing with some infection and inflammation in his knee, so the team may be leaning towards holding him out Saturday as well. The next game for the Sixers after the weekend is Monday against the Clippers.
Fri. Dec 6, 2013 | STATS
News: Carter-Williams missed Friday's game against Charlotte due to a sore right knee.
Impact: Carter-Williams' status for Saturday's contest versus Denver is unclear.
News: Wroten had 21 points (10-22 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-4 FT) with eight rebounds and nine assists in the loss to the Bobcats on Friday. He started for Michael Carter-Williams and played 35 minutes.
Impact: Wroten had been playing limited minutes in his last three games, but did a decent Carter-Williams impression in the start. The rookie is unlikely to play on Saturday against the Nuggets, so Wroten could be a good play.
News: Thompson scored 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt) with six boards in the loss to Charlotte on Friday. He played 32 minutes as a starter.
Impact: Thompson started with Michael Carter-Williams (knee) out and James Anderson coming off the bench. The former Georgetown Hoya has gone 9-of-12 from the field in his last two games and hit four 3-pointers. He could a decent add in deeper leagues, but his recent hot shooting likely won't last.
News: Hawes provided 10 points (3-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, and five assists in the loss to the Bobcats on Friday. He played 29 minutes.
Impact: Hawes' nine shots were his lowest total since Nov. 8, but he was able to contribute on the boards. His shooting seems to be cooling off, but it is hard to find a guy who can contribute double-doubles with 3-pointers.
News: Wroten will start at point guard in place of an injured Michael Carter-Williams (knee) on Friday against the Bobcats, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Wroten's the obvious choice to replace Carter-Williams in the lineup, as Wroten has produced 12.2 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 24.5 minutes over 17 appearances. The Sixers don't have much backcourt depth, so second-round rookie Lorenzo Brown (4.8 minutes in six games) could serve as the No. 2 point guard Friday.
Thu. Dec 5, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams did not join the team on their trip to Charlotte for Friday's game against the Bobcats, Yahoo! Sports reports. He is listed day-to-day with knee soreness and will miss Friday's game.
Impact: Carter-Williams has been excellent over his last five games, averaging 20.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 4.2 steals during that span. He will not play against the Bobcats on Friday. This comes as a major blow to owners, but his injury does not appear to be too serious, and he is not likely to miss significant time because of it.
Thu. Dec 5, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams (knee) was limited during Thursday's practice, but he will travel with the team for Friday's game in Charlotte, the Delaware County Times reports.
Impact: Carter-Williams said he has not even attempted running since the 76ers' last game Tuesday, but it appears he is simply taking it easy with a few days between games. Carter-Williams' participation, or lack thereof, in Friday's shootaround could determine whether or not he plays that night against the Bobcats.
Wed. Dec 4, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams is currently battling a swollen right knee, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: It's hard to believe this after Carter-Williams posted his first career triple-double Tuesday night. The injury apparently occurred when he bumped knees with a player in Sunday's loss against Detroit. Carter-Williams said the injury is "pretty painful" and it's something to keep an eye on heading into Friday's game against the Bobcats.
Wed. Dec 4, 2013 | STATS
News: Young had 25 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime win over Orlando.
Impact: Young has been outstanding over the last four games, posting 22.5 points and 9.3 boards.
Wed. Dec 4, 2013 | STATS
News: Carter-Williams recorded his first triple-double in Tuesday's 126-125 double-overtime win over Orlando.
Impact: Carter-Williams had 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Fantasy owners who took a chance on the former Syracuse standout continue to reap the benefits.
Tue. Dec 3, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Carter-Williams posted the first triple-double of his young career Tuesday, with 27 points (11-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 12 boards, 10 assists and three steals in 47 minutes in a double-overtime win over the Magic.
Impact: This was the signature game so far for the Rookie of the Year frontrunner, as he continues to reward those who invested a mid-to-late round pick on him.
Daniel Orton - #33 - Forward-Center - 6'10" - 275lbs
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Orton didn't play Friday based on coach Brett Brown's decision, the Delaware County Daily Times reports. He had started the previous two games but will move back to the bench behind Spencer Hawes (knee) and Thaddeus Young (personal).
Impact: Orton's playing time will most likely be reduced to the 14.2 minutes per game that he's averaged this season. This leaves little room for production, which has been 3.6 points, 3.3 blocks and 0.8 blocks per game this year.
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Thompson is expected to remain in the starting lineup going forward according to coach Brett Brown, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Thompson started for the Sixers on Sunday, scoring six points with six boards and three assists. It's unlikely that he will be a solid option heading into the future, but it's worth noting that he's in the starting lineup for the time being.
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | STATS
News: Turner scored an efficient 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Impact: Turner is hitting 56.1 percent of his shots over the last three games.
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | STATS
News: Young scored 24 points Sunday versus Detroit in his third game back since missing three contests due to the death of a family member.
Impact: Young is averaging 21.7 points on 51.1 percent shooting in three games since coming back.
News: Wroten had five points (2-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go with one rebound, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes off the bench Sunday against the Pistons.
Impact: Wroten had missed a few games with a back injury but has now played 20-plus minutes in each of his last two games and should continue to see that kind of run.
News: Anderson had a bench-high 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go with two rebounds and a block in 22 minutes Sunday against the Pistons.
Impact: He was demoted to the bench, with Hollis Thompson entering the starting lineup, but still managed to outscore Thompson, who saw 28 minutes. It's not clear if this is going to be a permanent change, but neither player is of much fantasy worth as long as they're relatively splitting time.
News: Thompson got the start Sunday, scoring six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt) to go with six boards and three assists in 28 minutes against the Pistons.
Impact: With James Anderson struggling with his shot lately, the Sixers gave Thompson the nod, but it's doubtful he will emerge as a solid option, even if he can hold onto the gig.
News: Hawes struggled from the field Sunday against the Pistons, scoring 11 (5-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt) in 31 minutes.
Impact: Despite Hawes' shooting struggles, he was able to add nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, and three blocks. Throughout his career, Hawes has shot poorly for a center - his career average is .470 - so nights like this should not come as much of a surprise. Owners should consider themselves fortunate that Hawes has managed to maintain a .528 average so far this season.
News: Carter-Williams snagged six steals and scored 15 points (5-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT) in 34 minutes Sunday against the Pistons.
Impact: Carter-Williams added six rebounds and six assists, as well as four turnovers in the game. This game is what owners have come to expect from Carter-Williams - strong points, rebounds, assists, and defensive numbers, along with poor field goal shooting and lots of turnovers.
News: Anderson will come off the bench Sunday against the Pistons, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Anderson followed up his 4-for-18 shooting performance on Nov. 23 by going 5-for-18 in his next two games, and now finds himself out of the starting lineup in favor of Hollis Thompson. He'll have to earn his way back onto the first unit.
News: Thompson will start Sunday against the Pistons, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: James Anderson has shot a dismal 25 percent (9-for-36) from the field in his last three games, so the Sixers will turn to Thompson to start at shooting guard Sunday. It's not clear whether this is a permanent demotion for Anderson.
News: Young had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in his return to the starting lineup Friday against the Pelicans. He added four assists, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes of action.
Impact: Young hasn't played up to his hype this season so far, but he is heading in the right direction. Over his last two games, Young is averaging 20.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game.
News: Carter-Williams scored just 10 points (4-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-4 FT) to go with two rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 32 minutes of action Friday against the Pelicans.
Impact: Owners shouldn't be alarmed, as the rookie has been playing sensationally recently and he was bound to have a bad game sometime. He still managed to put up 10 assists, so it's encouraging to see him contribute elsewhere when he isn't scoring or getting many steals.
News: Hawes played well in his return to action Friday against the Pelicans. He scored 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT) to go with nine rebounds, two assists, and three blocks in 25 minutes of action.
Impact: Hawes has been excellent this season and should continue to play well moving forward. His contributions from beyond the arc give him a competitive advantage over many big men.
News: Wroten (back) will play Friday against the Pelicans.
Impact: Wroten had missed a few games due to back injury, but it appears he should be good to go for now. He holds deep league value.
News: Young will return to the starting lineup Friday after coming off the bench Wednesday.
Impact: It appears Young's benching was for disciplinary reasons, as he missed games due to personal reasons. Expect Young to continue to play solid in all formats.
News: Hawes (knee) will return to the starting lineup Friday against the Pelicans.
Impact: This is great news for owners, and it appears Hawes should be fine from his recent knee injury. Hopefully there are no lingering concerns, as Hawes has been playing excellently this season.
News: Hawes said he hopes to play Friday against the Pelicans, but a determination on his status will not be made until he tests out his left knee during pregame warmups, Christopher Vito of the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Hawes was really heating up before the injury, averaging 26.5 points and 11.0 boards in the two games before he went down. He has sat out back-to-back games since then, but if his knee feels good Friday night, we may see him against New Orleans.
News: Turner turned some heads as he just missed a triple-double in a 105-94 loss to Orlando on Wednesday.
Impact: Turner had 17 points, 11 boards and eight assists as he just missed out on his first career triple-double - one that fantasy owners have been expecting out of the talented swingman.
News: Carter-Williams scored 23 in a 105-94 loss to Orlando on Wednesday.
Impact: Carter-Williams got the best of fellow rookie Victor Oladipo just like he did in the NCAA tournament and continues to look like a rising star.
News: Young had a strong fantasy effort in a 105-94 loss to Orlando on Wednesday.
Impact: Young effortlessly had 26 points and eight boards to show that a three-game absence for personal matters wasn't affecting his game or fantasy owners.
News: Turner just missed out on a triple-double Wednesday against the Magic. He recorded 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-2 FT, 1-4 3Pt), 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Impact: Wednesday's performance was typical for Turner so far this season. He has shown more consistency this year compared to last season and there are no signals pointing towards a reason why this trend should not continue.
News: Carter-Williams scored 23 points (9-21 FG, 2-2 FT, 2-3 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block in 40 minutes of playing time Wednesday.
Impact: The rookie has had an impressive beginning to his career averaging 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.0 steals on the season. Carter-Williams' production has been a pleasant surprise for the Sixers and his fantasy owners.
News: Young finished with 26 points (9-15 FG, 6-11 FT, 2-3 3Pt) off the bench Wednesday after missing three games due to personal reasons. He added eight rebounds and a steal in 28 minutes of action.
Impact: Young had a productive night scoring the basketball despite his three game absence. It appears that Young has dealt with his personal issues and will be in the lineup moving forward.
News: Hawes (knee) will not play Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Hawes sat out Sunday's game with knee soreness and was expected to play Wednesday, but those plans seem to have changed. The Sixers' next game is Friday, and he remains day-to-day.
News: Wroten (back) will not play against Orlando on Wednesday, despite previous reports to the contrary, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Wroten's absence locks Michael Carter-Williams and Evan Turner into big workloads Wednesday, and just might create a bit more room for Thaddeus Young to play off the bench. The fact that Wroten was previously expected to play Wednesday implies he's a good bet to return against New Orleans on Friday as long as he didn't suffer a setback.
News: Young (personal) is expected to play off the bench against Orlando on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: It's not clear whether Young will match his season-long minute average of 32.4 while he's playing off the bench, but it's presumably a short-term arrangement in any case. Spencer Hawes and Daniel Orton started at four and five, respectively, but Orton should be displaced from that arrangement in the near future.
News: Young (personal) returned to the Sixers on Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Young's return implies he'll be back in the lineup against Orlando on Wednesday. Young has disappointed slightly in his first 12 games of 2013, shooting 46.6 percent from the field after shooting 53.1 in 2012 and posting 1.5 steals after averaging 1.8 last year, but there's plenty of time for him to get on track.
News: Young (personal) remains away from the Sixers, and his status for Wednesday's game in Orlando is unknown, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Young's family matter continues to take precedence, which is the most important thing to note from the situation. Expect the Sixers to trot out a starting frontcourt of Spencer Hawes (knee) and Daniel Orton in the meantime.
News: Hawes (knee) remains a game-time call for Wednesday's tilt in Orlando, but coach Brett Brown relayed Tuesday that "we expect him to play," the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: A sore left knee kept Hawes on the pine Saturday, but he appears set to continue his breakout campaign, which includes nine double-doubles. The number places him in a tie with Dwight Howard, among other players, as he holds averages of 16.8 points and 10.3 boards in 33.6 minutes. Hawes' status could become known as early as Wednesday's morning shootaround.
News: Wroten (back) will return to the court Wednesday at Orlando, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Wroten's lower back strain is manageable enough for him to play, but with Michael Carter-Williams present in the starting lineup, Wroten is unlikely to garner much more than the 20.8 minutes that he's logged as a reserve this season. Nonetheless, Wroten is once again available for owners in deeper formats.
Mon. Nov 25, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Wroten (back) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Wroten sat out Saturday's fixture against the Pacers due to a back strain. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Mon. Nov 25, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Hawes (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Magic, the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
Impact: Hawes was forced to miss Saturday's contest due to left knee soreness. Lavoy Allen will continue to see increased minutes if Hawes is unable to play.
Nov 24, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Young (personal) missed his third straight game Saturday.
Impact: Young didn't compete because he is dealing with a family matter. Philadelphia doesn't play until Wednesday, which should allow Young a considerable amount of time to focus on his family.
Nov 24, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Sixers coach Brett Brown would not guess at a return date for Wroten (back), but said Sunday, "I think [teammate Spencer Hawes] is probably going to be sooner than [Wroten]," the Delaware County Times reports.
Impact: A lower-back strain kept Wroten from Saturday's loss to Indiana, and Brown's words suggest the 20-year-old is a long shot to play Wednesday against the Magic. Wroten has by no means been ruled out, but the fact that he wasn't even able to travel to Indiana is telling as to the severity of the ailment.
Sun. Nov 24, 2013 | STATS
News: Wroten returned Sunday with five points in 20 minutes.
Impact: Wroten was out with a lower-back strain.
Elliot Williams - #25 - Shooting Guard - 6'5" - 185lbs
News: Williams played 17 minutes and had five points and four rebounds in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Williams, like fellow backup point guard Lorenzo Brown, signed with the Sixers on Wednesday and has been pressed into service with Tony Wroten (back) out. The former Trailblazer has good size for a guard, but has not been healthy enough in his two-year career to be worthy of much fantasy attention.
Lorenzo Brown - #7 - Point Guard - 6'5" - 186lbs
News: Brown played 10 minutes as the backup point guard in place of Tony Wroten (back) in the loss to Indiana on Saturday. He provided four points and three rebounds.
Impact: Brown is a rookie out of North Carolina State. He signed with the Sixers on Wednesday and could be pressed into more playing time if Wroten is out for a few games.
News: Thompson came off the bench to play 31 minutes and score 10 points (3-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Thompson is a 6-8 small forward who is something of an enigma in his college career at Georgetown. With Spencer Hawes (knee) and Thad Young (personal) out, Philadelphia was thin in the frontcourt. Thomspon stepped in and could be a player to monitor in deeper leagues.
News: Anderson had 13 points (4-18 FG, 1-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds and three steals in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Anderson is getting plenty of playing time, but - other than his surprising game against the Rockets 10 days ago - isn't doing much with it. He is a decent add in terms of 3-pointers, but doesn't do much else to help fantasy teams.
News: Carter-Williams had 29 points (11-21 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-11 FT) with six rebounds, three assists, and seven steals in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Another monster line from the rookie from Syracuse. He has 12 steals in his last two games and does not seem to be hampered by the foot injury that caused him to miss games earlier in the week. Carter-Williams continues to be one of the best surprises of the NBA season.
Daniel Orton - #33 - Forward-Center - 6'10" - 275lbs
News: Orton had 10 points (3-11 FG, 3-4 FT) and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Orton started his second straight game with Spencer Hawes (knee) and Thad Young (personal) out. He added two blocks to his first double-double of the season, and could be a player to monitor in deeper leagues.
News: Turner scored 21 points (8-26 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 5-7 FT) with 11 boards and two assists in the loss to Indiana on Saturday.
Impact: Turner set a season standard for shots taken, but had one of his worst shooting performances of the season. He was visibly frustrated at times and was called for a technical foul. While Turner's shooting percentage is on the descent, he is still hitting 45.6 percent of his field goals.
Lavoy Allen - #50 - Forward-Center - 6'9" - 255lbs
News: Allen provided nine boards and four points (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT) in 26 minutes in the loss to the Pacers on Saturday. He added two assists and two blocks.
Impact: Allen started for Spencer Hawes (knee) and did his usual boardwork. He is an undersized power forward, but always seems to get his fair share of rebounds when given playing time.
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | STATS
News: Hawes was back in Philly's starting lineup Friday.
Impact: Hawes previously had a sore knee for the Sixers.
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | STATS
News: Hawes had another big game Friday, finishing with 25 points and 12 rebounds in a 115-107 overtime victory.
Impact: Hawes has 53 points, 22 rebounds and six 3-pointers in his last two games.
Kwame Brown - #54 - Center - 6'11" - 290lbs
Thu. Nov 21, 2013 | STATS
News: Brown was waived by the 76ers on Wednesday.
Impact: Brown averaged 1.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22 games -- 11 starts -- for Philadelphia this season. The first overall pick in 2001 by Washington has been nothing short of a bust in the NBA. This could be the end of his career.
Wed. Nov 20, 2013 | STATS
News: Hawes had 28 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Toronto.
Impact: Wednesday' marked the first time Hawes surpassed 20 points in eight games.