The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night in their second in-season tournament game in group play and they will be down a few key pieces and they might be down their MVP as well.
Kelly Oubre Jr. remains out with a rib fracture from being struck by a vehicle on Saturday night. He was starting for Philadelphia before the event.
Nic Batum, who replaced Oubre Jr. in the starting lineup, is out for Tuesday’s contest as well. He is out due to personal reasons while star big man Joel Embiid is listed as questionable due to left hip soreness.
Nic Batum (personal reasons) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (rib fracture) are OUT tomorrow against the Pacers
Joel Embiid is listed as questionable due to left hip soreness. #Sixers
— Ky Carlin (@Ky_Carlin) November 13, 2023
Embiid is off to another terrific start averaging 32.4 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists while shooting 50.5% from the floor and 36.4% from deep. While Oubre Jr. and Batum can be replaced by Robert Covington and the other wing depth on the roster, it will be difficult to replace what Embiid brings to the table.
Tip-off from the Wells Fargo Center is set for 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday.