Here is the official 76ers NBA Restart Roster
For the first time since March 11th, the Sixers will face an opposing team on Friday. As the team gets ready to face the Memphis Grizzlies in their first scrimmage back, the NBA released each team’s official restart roster.
Here’s what we’re looking at from the 76ers:
- Joel Embiid
- Tobias Harris
- Ben Simmons
- Shake Milton
- Josh Richardson
- Alec Burks
- Al Horford
- Furkan Korkmaz
- Raul Neto
- Kyle O’Quinn
- Norvell Pelle
- Glen Robinson III
- Mike Scott
- Marial Shyok
- Matisse Thybulle
Really, the only notable person missing would be Ryan Broekhoff, who the Sixers signed a month ago. According to sources via NBC Sports Philly, Broekhoff will not be joining the team in the bubble after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.
We all know the new starting five – with Shake Milton at PG and Ben Simmons at PF. In addition to that, Brett Brown has been working on another rotation that includes Al Horford, Matisse Thybulle, and Furkan Korkmaz.
According to Brown, he’s planning on using a 10-man rotation during the seeding games, which will ultimately shrink down to 9 players for the playoffs. Given the fact that Korkmaz, Thybulle, and Horford seem to be locks off the bench, that would leave one spot open for GRIII, Alec Burks, or even Mike Scott, to crack the playoff rotation.
As for the scrimmages? Brett Brown will use his starting five sparingly.
“I know that in the scrimmage games, the preseason games, there will be more than enough time to look at different rotations,” he said Monday on a video conference call, “especially given the lack of extended minutes that our starters will receive. And I think by the time the dust settles after the three (scrimmage) games and the regular season begins, I think there’s enough of a runway to come pretty close, I hope, to settling on something. We all get it’s still moving parts and performance-driven, but that’s how I hope it plays out.”
To note, Brown has also stated that personnel decisions will be made based on matchups, which could lead to that final playoff bench spot rotating between a few different players.
Of course, that leaves Neto, Pelle, O’Quinn and Shayok outside of the rotation, which should have been expected.
- Scrimmage Friday.
- 1st Seeding Game August 1st.