The Sixers will have multiple players returning tomorrow vs Heat
Great news all around for the Philadelphia 76ers today. The team avoided the HUGE mistake of trading Ben Simmons for James Harden and Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, and Matisse Thybulle are now listed as probable for tomorrow’s game against the Miami Heat.
The 76ers and Miami Heat each only played eight guys last night during the 137-134 overtime victory in which Joel Embiid absolutely dominated in the second half and overtime.
Miami will still be without Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, Mo Harkless, Kendrick Nunn, and KZ Okpala once again tomorrow. The Sixers will still be missing Seth Curry, Vincent Poirier, and Furkan Korkmaz due to injuries and COVID protocols.
Tobias Harris has been severely missed over the past few games. Before he was out, Tobias was having a fantastic stretch and was a vital piece to the Sixers offense and spacing.
The addition of these three players is huge for the Sixers. Adding back Milton and Harris gives the 76ers much needed offensive firepower and Thybulle helps bolster what was an incredibly short bench for the Sixers.
There is no excuse for why the NBA forced the 76ers to play when only having 7 healthy players but it looks to be behind them soon enough. If Curry is cleared in two weeks from the initial date, he will be good to go on January 22nd against the Boston Celtics. The 76ers are set to face the Heat once again tomorrow night before traveling to Memphis to play the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Mandatory Credit: Yong Kim Philadelphia Inquirer