Below is the injury report for the December 10th game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets courtesy of the NBA.
Josh Richardson has been upgraded to probable (right hamstring tightness). If Richardson is deemed healthy enough to suit up, it will be his first game back after missing the Sixers’ last six. The team has gone 5-1 over that stretch, but it will still be quite a relief to have their starting shooting guard back. Before going down with a tender hammy, Richardson had been giving the Sixers strong two-way play in the month of November. Over his last six games in which he was active, Richardson scored at least 25 points three times, shooting 53.1% from the field and 55.9% from behind the arc. Aside from getting Richardson’s actual contributions back, the Sixers can look forward to getting back to building chemistry in their go-to lineup. The Simmons-Richardson-Harris-Horford-Embiid lineup has accumulated just 102 minutes of playing time.
Jonah Bolden is listed as out with right Achilles soreness. He’s played in just two games all season, not even cracking three minutes of court time in either.
Zhaire Smith is listed as out with a laceration on his lower right leg. Not sure a cut/wound ruling Smith out of this one really matters — he’s yet to play in a game all season even when healthy. Still, it’s at least slightly disappointing to know we are guaranteed to be deprived of a Zhaire sighting for yet another game. I understand he’s been severely set back but for crying out loud, Brett really can’t get the kid three minutes of run here or there?
Norvel Pelle and Marial Shayok are both currently optioned to the Delaware Blue Coats.
The Nuggets enter this one with a clean bill of health — no players out due to injury. Bol Bol (two-way), PJ Dozier (two-way), and Jared Vanderbilt (on assignment) are all currently optioned to the G League.