Tim MacMahon: Mavs C Andrew Bogut will be out “for the foreseeable near future” due to a strained right hamstring, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters. Bogut did not play in Thursday’s win over the Suns. Carlisle said the Mavs don’t consider the injury serious, but they plan to proceed with caution to ensure that Bogut doesn’t aggravate the strain.
Simmons posted an Instagram photo from that night with Embiid, Nik Stauskas, T.J. McConnell and Nerlens Noel. The rookie had remained in Philadelphia while the team was on the Sixers’ nine-day road trip and linked up with them when they returned from Denver. Embiid said the gathering came to be from texting one another. “That’s something I feel like Ben is going to appreciate a lot because I was in that type of situation,” Embiid said. “When I was by myself I felt kind of left alone and when I had guys around me it just made me feel better.”