76ers add two players to COVID-list, game against Pelicans tonight in jeopardy
The Philadelphia 76ers are in New Orleans tonight to face the Pelicans. As with every other major sport in America, the NBA continues to deal with a spike in new COVID cases.
Last week, Georges Niang was added to the 76ers health and safety protocols list. Furkan Korkmaz is also out with a non-COVID related illness. Heading in to tonight’s game, Joel Embiid, Danny Green, and Tyrese Maxey are all listed as questionable to play.
News this morning just broke that the Sixers game is now in jeopardy, with Andre Drummond and Shake Milton both entering COVID-19 protocols.
A few days ago, it was announced that Paul Reed, Charles Bassey, and Aaron Henry would be sent back to the Delaware Blue Coats. Jaden Springer was then recalled to the Philadelphia 76ers active roster but he remains in concussion protocol.
As of right now, it looks like the 76ers only have five guys who will DEFINITELY play tonight. That would be Curry, Harris, Thybulle, Joe, and Bassey. Paul Reed is in Las Vegas with the Blue Coats at the G-League showcase so it’s unlikely that he will be able to join the team in New Orleans.
To say the very least, things are not going well with sports and COVID. My Eagles Sunday has already been ruined thanks to COVID-19 and the Washington Football Team and now it looks like the Sixers will have to struggle to field a healthy roster to simply play tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Not looking great for 76ers basketball tonight. I would rather not have Embiid or Maxey play questionable if they are not feeling well and/or injured. The Cavs game has already been postponed and my guess is that the 76ers game will be too.
Shoutout my guy Rob Manoff for always walking me through dumb Sixers questions in the DMs. lol.