Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Friday that he doesn’t have any sense of how long Joel Embiid will be out with an orbital fracture around his left eye.
Embiid will have surgery after the swelling goes down, Brown said. The All-Star center also has a concussion; he suffered both injuries during an on-court collision with teammate Markelle Fultz on Wednesday night. “After the swelling goes down and whenever the operation happens,” Brown said, “we’ll all have a better feeling of accurate news. Right now we don’t have any information.”
Sources: 76ers Rejected Suns’ Trade Offer for TJ McConnell
The Phoenix Suns approached the Sixers in recent weeks about acquiring [TJ] McConnell in a trade, according to several league sources. The Suns offered a second-round pick and the Sixers declined the offer.
In desperate need of a point guard, Phoenix reportedly also expressed interest in Patrick Beverly of the Los Angeles Clippers, Cory Joseph of the Indiana Pacers and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.
Report: Nuggets, Michael Malone Agree to Contract Extension
Sources: Pelicans Claim Tim Frazier Off Waivers
Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers. Frazier was waived by Milwaukee on Monday.
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