Sixers’ Boban Marjanovic to be re-evaluated in 5-7 days
Philadelphia 76ers big man Boban Marjanovic has a bone bruise and mild sprain of the right knee and will be re-evaluated in five to seven days, according to the team.
Marjanovic suffered the injury on Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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The Sixers acquired Boban Marjanovic from the LA Clippers in the Tobias Harris trade at the trade deadline. The 7-foot-3 giant is averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 43 games this season with the Clips and Sixers while shooting 62.9 percent from the field and 74.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Philly is now depleted at the center spot, as both Marjanovic and superstar Joel Embiid are out of action. The Sixers are 39-22 on the season, good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
The good news is that neither Marjanovic or Embiid will require surgery. As was the case in Los Angeles, Marjanovic has already become a fan favorite in Philadelphia. He’s putting up 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in seven games with the Sixers.
Philly takes on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday in OKC. After that, they host the mighty Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The team will update the status of Boban Marjanovic after he gets re-evaluated by doctors in Philadelphia.