Injury Updates Nets vs. 76ers: Is Joel Embiid, Kevin Durant playing tonight?

Injury Updates Nets - 76ers

The red-hot Philadelphia 76ers will look for their sixth consecutive victory when they host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Injury Reports for Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

The Philadelphia 76ers won their fifth straight and their seventh in the last eight games as they slipped past the Kings to finish a Western road swing with an unblemished 5-0 mark.

The 76ers entered Tuesday second in the Atlantic Division, four games behind Boston for the top spot. In the East, the team was second, four games behind Boston for the top spot and six games clear of the seventh-place Knicks to remain in a guaranteed playoff spot.

  • Joel Embiid (Foot) – Questionable

According to Rich Hofmann of The Athletic, Embiid (foot) did not take part in a significant amount of Tuesday’s practice, and it is unknown what his status will be for Wednesday’s game against the Nets.

After taking some time off to rest his sore left foot during Sunday’s victory over the Kings, Embiid didn’t put in a lot of work in practice on Tuesday, so fantasy managers shouldn’t be surprised if the star center misses another game on Wednesday. If that were to occur, Montrezl Harrell would most likely be given another starting assignment.

Embiid took some time off to rest his nagging left foot during the game against the Kings on Sunday, and it appears likely that he will do the same thing against the Hawks on Wednesday. The status of his participation in the game should become clearer after the completion of the team’s injury report later in the day; however, it seems likely that he will be listed as questionable.

BROOKLYN NETS

The Brooklyn Nets won their second straight game as they rallied to take down Golden State on the road Sunday night in their previous contest.

The Nets entered Tuesday third in the Atlantic Division standings, five games behind Boston for the top spot. They are fourth in the East, five games behind Boston for the top spot and five games up on the seventh-place Knicks to hold a guaranteed playoff spot.

  • Kevin Durant (Knee) – Out

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that Kevin Durant (knee) is continuing to make progress in his rehabilitation and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

This week, Durant will resume running and on-court participation. We won’t know more about his recovery progress until at least the beginning of next month.

He was originally expected to miss a month of action after suffering an isolated MCL sprain in his right knee, but a reevaluation a week into February should provide a more accurate picture of his recovery time frame. The Brooklyn coaching staff may opt to give their MVP candidate more rest than usual before rushing him back into action for the second half of the season, as his expected return date is right around the All-Star break.

The Nets (29-17), who had lost four straight games when Durant was out with injury, have won two in a row and are now fourth in the Eastern Conference.

NBA Regular Season Schedule

Wednesday, January 25, 2023      
AWAY HOME TIME / TV VENUE
Indiana Orlando 7:00 PM Amway Center
Brooklyn Philadelphia 7:30 pm ESPN Wells Fargo Center
Minnesota New Orleans 8:00 PM Smoothie King Center
Washington Houston 8:00 PM Toyota Center
Denver Milwaukee 8:00 PM Fiserv Forum
Atlanta Oklahoma City 8:00 PM Paycom Center
Memphis Golden St. 10:00 pm ESPN Chase Center
Utah Portland 10:00 PM Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
Toronto Sacramento 10:00 PM Golden 1 Center
San Antonio L.A. Lakers 10:30 PM Crypto.com Arena