Joel Embiid and Devin Booker: IN or OUT for Saturday’s match. Injury Update for 76ers – Suns

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Joel Embiid and Devin Booker: IN or OUT for Saturday's match. Injury Update for 76ers - Suns

On Saturday night, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Suns will meet on the filed. Will both Joel Embiid and Devin Booker be present for this contest? Let’s keep reading to find out more about this match.

The latest Injury Report for Philadelphia 76ers vs. Suns


The situation with Joel Embiid is a source of concern for us. Will he be able to participate in this match later on tonight?

Embiid (calf) will play in Saturday.’s game against the Suns.

As a precaution, Embiid did not return for the second half of Wednesday’s game, but he had been making progress by participating in the morning shootaround. While James Harden (Achilles) is on the bench, Embiid’s minutes will likely increase dramatically once more.

On Saturday night, the 76ers will take the court without three players: Jalen McDaniels, Danuel House Jr., and James Harden. At the very least for tonight’s game against the Suns, they won’t be there. Let’s see how they are hurt by scrolling down.

  • Jalen McDaniels

McDaniels’ status against the Suns on Saturday night is in doubt due to a hip injury.

McDaniels has gone from being listed as doubtful to out with right hip pain, meaning he will miss a second consecutive game. Saturday’s game against Phoenix is his next opportunity to play.

House will sit out Saturday’s game against the Suns with a strained right shoulder.

As a result, players like Georges Niang and Shake Milton may see more playing time as House’s minutes drop from the mid teens to the low 20s for the 76ers.

  • James Harden

Harden is doubtful to play against the Suns on Saturday because of an Achilles ailment.

After being downgraded from doubtful to out with left Achilles pain, Harden will miss his second consecutive game. In his absence, De’Anthony Melton will probably keep his starting job. This weekend’s game against the Suns is Harden’s next opportunity to play.


On Friday, against the Kings, Booker played 33 minutes and finished with 32 points (10-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 12-14 FT), eight rebounds, and five assists in a loss by a score of 135-127.

Booker is carrying the offensive load by himself right now, but Kevin Durant’s (knee) impending return will help distribute the workload. In 11 games this month, Booker is having a fantastic March, averaging 33.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists. This month, he’s made a ridiculous 58.5% of his shots overall and 48.9% of his threes.

The game against the 76ers on Saturday night will be the next one in which he will continue to take part.

The Suns will be without the present of two players due to injuries, and as a result, they will be unable to compete against the 76ers. Both Kevin Durant and Deandre Ayton are in this list.

Durant (ankle) might return on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Since he twisted his left ankle in warmups before the March 8 game against Oklahoma City, Durant has missed seven consecutive games.

According to Charania, the superstar forward will be out for at least three more games. On Wednesday, Durant will play his third game after suffering the ailment three weeks and 20 days ago.

Durant has only appeared in three games for Phoenix, but he has been impressive in those appearances, averaging 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 blocks in 32.7 minutes of action.

  • Deandre Ayton

According to Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic, Ayton will sit out Saturday’s game against the 76ers due to hip soreness.

Initially, Ayton was only expected to miss Friday’s game in Sacramento, the last of the team’s three-game road trip, but head coach Monty Williams later confirmed that the big man will miss at least the next two games.

Bismack Biyombo will likely keep his starting five spot, and Jock Landale will likely get increased playing time.

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