The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off an ugly 0-4 road trip, ended by a disappointing loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, so returning home will be a welcome change before the All-Star break. Their starting five may be back together for today’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies as well, with Josh Richardson’s status being changed to questionable. He’s missed the last six games with a strain in his left hamstring.
Sixers’ Josh Richardson is questionable and he will go through pregame routine to determine availability tonight— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) February 7, 2020
It’s important the Sixers don’t rush Richardson back before he’s ready just because they’ve been struggling. Any risk of reaggravating his injury isn’t worth it. Richardson was originally estimated to miss at least 2-3 weeks, so he’s on the quick side of that timetable right now.
New trade deadline acquisitions Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson III won’t be available against Memphis, as Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia confirmed, so you can probably look out for their Sixers debuts on Sunday against Chicago.
You can read our preview, written by Sean Kennedy, for today’s game against the Grizzlies here. Even though the Sixers are back at home, they can’t afford to let up. Besides Philly being in a slump and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, Memphis are playing well and have plenty of impressive young talent. They’re 7-3 in their last 10 games and have taken hold of the 8th spot in the West.