Joel Embiid, Raul Neto, and Glenn Robinson III participated in the 76ers practice on Monday, which a team official described as a very light workout consisting mainly of shooting and scripting.
Embiid missed Sunday’s 102-97 scrimmage loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder with right-calf tightness. Neto was sidelined with back tightness, and Robinson suffered a left hip pointer in the second quarter.
After Sunday’s scrimmage, coach Brett Brown said concern was low. The Sixers said the players’ status for Tuesday’s scrimmage with the Dallas Mavericks would be provided on game day.
All three continue to receive treatment and remain day to day.
Embiid has missed 21 games this season — 19 because of injury and two from a suspension. During the Sixers’ opening scrimmage, a 90-83 win on Friday over Memphis, he played nearly 13 minutes, all in the first half, and totaled 10 points and six rebounds.
Neto played five minutes and was scoreless with one assist.
Robinson had 5 points in 14 minutes against Memphis and 7 points in 7:21 before leaving against OKC. Brown has praised Robinson for having a strong camp.
Brown was asked before practice that in light of the Miami Marlins players’ and coaches’ positive tests for the coronavirus, how fortunate and safe does he feel in the NBA bubble.
The Sixers have been at Disney World’s sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla., since July 9, and Brown has consistently praised the setup, which he did again.
“I think what the NBA has done in the environment that we are all in is spectacularly brilliant,” Brown said. “I think it is elite, I personally have zero complaints about anything that might prohibit us from doing our job. "
He added, “I’m proud to be here, I feel safe being here, and again, it lets me do my job.”
Like the Sixers, Dallas is coming off a scrimmage loss on Sunday, falling to the Indiana Pacers, 118-111. The Pacers will be the Sixers opponent on Saturday, in the first of the eight regular-season “seed” games.
The Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis sat out because he failed to show up and take a mandatory coronavirus test on Saturday, which was the team’s off day. He is expected to be available for the Sixers game.
“It was a missed play from my part, a day off, and kind of threw me off a little bit and kind of missed it,” Porzingis said Monday night on a Zoom interview after practice. “It is what it is now; I can’t turn back the time to do the test, I wish I could… . That hurt, and I am going to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Dallas All-Star Luka Doncic just missed a triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists in 24 minutes.
Trey Burke, who began the season with the Sixers, signed with Dallas on July 1 as a substitute player for the rest of the season. He was waived by the Sixers on Feb. 6, after they acquired Robinson and Alec Burks from Golden State.