Sixers may be in need of a healthy center

Philly.com

Now it makes sense why the 76ers were prepared to express interest in signing NBA veteran Andrew Bogut.

All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss his sixth consecutive game with tendinitis in his left knee when the Sixers host the Orlando Magic on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Boban Marjanovic, Embiid’s backup, will be sidelined for the third consecutive game with a bone bruise and mild sprain to his right knee. Meanwhile, reserve centers Jonah Bolden (sinus infection) and Amir Johnson (upper-back tightness) are listed as questionable. As a result, Justin Patton, who was called up from the Delaware Blue Coats last Wednesday, is the only healthy center on the roster.

Embiid said on Saturday that he expects to return before next week. But if Marjanovic is unable to return soon, the Sixers will most likely look into adding a backup center.

They’ll just have to take Bogut off their potential wish list.

The Golden State Warriors intend to sign the 34-year-old Australian for the remainder of the season once he gets a letter of clearance from the Sydney Kings, Yahoo! Sports reported Monday. The process of getting that letter from the team Bogut played for this season in Australia’s National Basketball League should take around 48 hours.

#basketball, #professional

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