Shake Milton is out with an upper respiratory illness. That’ll make it two straight games of inactivity for Milton, though Shake didn’t play against the Raptors by the coach’s decision.
Kyle O’Quinn is out with a left calf strain. The same injury kept O’Quinn out against the Toronto Raptors, making tonight’s absence the second straight for O’Quinn.
Jonah Bolden & Zhaire Smith
With Milton and O’Quinn out, the Sixers have recalled Jonah Bolden and Zhaire Smith from the Delaware Blue Coats to give the Sixers some emergency depth. Between the two call ups, Bolden seems the more likely to see the court. Before this calf injury, O’Quinn had played in all but three of the Sixers’ contests as the default big when Horford and Embiid are in need of a breather. Brett Brown could rely on Jonah Bolden for that role tonight, especially if the game enters garbage time. All that said, I don’t think it’d hurt to see where Zhaire Smith’s game is at right now.
Trevor Ariza is out, he’s not traveling with the team. He’s been out since the Kings’ November 17th game against the Boston Celtics.
De’Aaron Fox is out with a left ankle sprain. Fox tweaked his ankle pretty significantly during practice back on November 11th and at the time was scheduled to be re-evaluated in 3 to 4 weeks. He has missed 7 games as a result of the injury, and is not expected back until at least mid December.
Marvin Bagley III
Marvin Bagley III is out with a fracture in his right thumb, which he sustained in the Kings’ season opener against the Phoenix Suns. The latest on Bagley’s injury, from the Sacramento Bee:
Kings forward Marvin Bagley III is ramping up individual workouts and nearing a return after missing the past month with a broken thumb, but coach Luke Walton said he hasn’t determined how he will use Bagley when he gets back.
Walton said Bagley is scheduled to be reevaluated Wednesday and will accompany the team on a four-game East Coast road trip. Bagley has been out since suffering a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb in the team’s season opener against the Phoenix Suns.
The Kings initially said Bagley would be out four to six weeks. Wednesday will mark the four-week mark for the 20-year-old power forward, who has gotten increasingly more physical in on-court workouts with assistant coaches such as Rico Hines and Jesse Mermuys over the past several days. Bagley has been able to run and shoot through most of his recovery given that the injury occurred to his off hand, but Walton said his readiness can’t be assessed until he is fully cleared.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is probable (hamstring). He played through the same ailment on Monday, so very “probable” indeed.