6:45 PM : Joel Embiid (hip) will start Tuesday vs Pacers.
4:45 PM : Joel Embiid’s availability for the upcoming in-season tournament game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday is now a game-time decision.
Joel Embiid’s status for tonight’s game will be determined after his pregame workout. #Sixers
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) November 14, 2023
Simultaneously, Nic Batum, absent for personal reasons, will be replaced by Robert Covington in the starting lineup tonight.
This marks the first instance this season where the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week faces a genuine injury.
Nevertheless, with his status being updated, it’s probable he’ll participate in tonight’s game.
In the event he doesn’t play on Tuesday, there’s a likelihood that Paul Reed will step into the starting lineup, making him a strongly recommended addition for that particular match.
Should Embiid remain sidelined, his next opportunity to return to action is set against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Additionally, Nic Batum is expected to make his comeback for the Wednesday matchup against the Celtics.