Game Preview: Washington Wizards vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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Injuries for Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers

About halfway through the season, the Philadelphis 76ers already have a number of players on their injured or inactive roster. For starters, they will be without Matisse Thybulle; who appeared to injure his shoulder Friday as the 76ers beat the Celtics. It would later be announced that Thybulle had sprained his shoulder, and will be missing at least a week. Philadelphia will also be without Danny Green, who has been sidelined with hip pain since last Monday, as well as Shake Milton, who suffered a back contusion that has kept him sidelined since January 3rd.

The 76ers will also be playing without Ben Simmons. Simmons and the 76ers have been in a heated contest as Simmons refuses to play for the 76ers, and the 76ers hope to hold out and receive a player along the lines of Damian Lillard or Beal in a trade before the February 10th deadline.

As for the Washington Wizards, the only player on their inactive roster is Bradley Beal. Beal has been out of action for the last week as he’s been in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocol; though the Wizards did move him from “Out” to “Questionable” for this afternoon’s game, suggesting he may be able to return soon. The Wizards will also be missing their Head Coach, Wes Unseld Jr., who is at home in the NBA’s protocols for the second game in a row. Wizards assistant Pat Delany will coach the game in his stead.