Boban Marjanovic in, Jimmy Butler out vs. Cavs
The Sixers have released an official injury report ahead of Tuesday night’s home game against the Cavs. Among the players listed are Boban Marjanovic and Jimmy Butler.
Marjanovic, who missed the last five games due to a knee injury, has been cleared for action. However, Butler will be held out for what the team is calling “a planned day of rest.”
Jimmy Butler is out tomorrow for rest purposes. Boban will be available.
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) March 11, 2019
Butler appeared to tweak his ankle a bit in Sunday’s win over the Pacers, so the Sixers are likely being cautious with their approach. He logged 31 minutes in the 106-89 victory, but he scored just 12 points, four assists and four rebounds. He was seen holding his foot late in the fourth quarter, so he was held out for the games finale.
With Butler ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Cavs, T.J. McConnell and James Ennis will likely see upticks in their playing time. Marjanovic, on the other hand, could have a harder time finding minutes, as Joel Embiid has also returned from injury.
Embiid led the charge for the Sixers in Sunday’s win, scoring 33 points and 12 rebounds in what was his first game played in nearly a month.
“He is a difference-maker in all ways, shapes and forms,” Sixers head coach Brett Brown told ESPN following Sunday’s win.
Tuesday’s Sixers-Cavs game is scheduled to tip inside the Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 p.m. ET.