The Nets themselves had seven players in health and safety protocols, Harden included, when they played the Raptors on Tuesday. Kevin Durant played in that game despite being questionable to suit up with right ankle soreness.
– Two of the most famous basketball players in the league haven’t played a minute this season. These were the starters for the two teams the night of the Sixers’ Game 5 win:
Sixers: Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid
Nets: D’Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, Jared Dudley and Jarrett Allen
Whether it’s because they’re on different teams, hurt or, just simply not playing, only two of those players will start tonight: Harris and Embiid.