Tim Bontemps, ESPNFeb 1, 2024, 02:10 PM ET
Philadelphia was as soon as fined after Joel Embiid went from now not being on the hurt narrative to “out with left knee soreness” for a nationally televised game Saturday afternoon in Denver against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.
Embiid appeared to wretchedness the knee — particular individual that has troubled him all thru the season — in closing Thursday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, however wasn’t listed on the hurt narrative earlier than the team sat him Saturday after now not liking how he regarded in warmups.
The league’s reigning Most Precious Participant also overlooked Monday’s game in Portland earlier than returning to the court Tuesday against the Golden Train Warriors — a game he exited in the fourth quarter after Jonathan Kuminga fell on his leg. Embiid is out for Thursday evening’s game in Utah, however the team hasn’t stated how for out of the ordinary longer he’ll be out.
Murphy, meanwhile, hasn’t played in a single back-to-back this season after offseason knee surgical treatment, however he wasn’t listed on the hurt narrative for the second evening of a back-to-back against Milwaukee that he eventually did now not play in.
Philadelphia got a seriously greater gorgeous because of of prior violations of this protection, though the league stated that Embiid’s hurt was as soon as a confirmed present one — which methodology the 76ers weren’t in violation of the newly instituted participant participation protection.
The NBA fined the Brooklyn Nets $100,000 for being in violation of the PPP closing month — the fully time this season a team has been fined for violating the brand new rule.