With Montrezl Harrell’s defensive issues and Paul Reed not yet earning the trust of the coaching staff, sources say the Sixers would be open to bringing in another big even if they don’t move one of Embiid’s current backups. It’s the easy place for your mind to drift, but former Sixers big Andre Drummond is an example, if a high-end example, of the sort of player we could be talking about, a big-bodied player and strong rebounder in the more traditional school of bigs. (Naz Reid is a hot player in the rumor mill around the league, though I think he skews more toward the Harrell style of bigs and wouldn’t expect him to be in the mix for Philly.)
March 30, 2023 | 7:21 pm EDT Update
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could miss third straight game
Brandon Rahbar: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is currently listed as OUT tomorrow vs the Pacers. Tyrese Haliburton is out for the Pacers. Myles Turner is questionable. Indiana still has some young talent is 19-19 at home. OKC is pushing to make the play-in. Big game.
Olgun Uluc: Sam McDaniel has signed a two-year deal with the Brisbane Bullets, sources told ESPN. Both years guaranteed.
Danny Cunningham: #Cavs guard Darius Garland was asked what he would say to NBA Defensive Player of the Year voters to make a case for Evan Mobley. “Watch a basketball game. Watch a Cavaliers game.”
Dane Moore: Naz Reid is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Lakers after hurting his wrist in Wednesday’s game. Taurean Prince, Austin Rivers and Matt Ryan are all questionable with an illness. Jaylen Nowell is also questionable with his lingering knee injury.
Law Murray: Paul George (knee), Marcus Morris Sr. (H&S protocols), Brandon Boston Jr. (tailbone) remain out. Norman Powell came out of his return game unscathed and will play front end of back-to-back.
Clutch Points: LeBron James (foot soreness) is QUESTIONABLE & Anthony Davis (foot stress injury) is PROBABLE for tomorrow’s game vs. the Timberwolves, Lakers have announced. D’Angelo Russell is off the injury report. pic.twitter.com/NC6dQBLtf1