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NBA fines 76ers for violating injury reporting rules



76ers center Joel Embiid has only played in 36 games this season.
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The NBA on Friday fined the Philadelphia 76ers $100,000 for “violating the league harm reporting guidelines.”

“The 76ers didn’t precisely disclose the sport availability standing of Joel Embiid previous to their recreation towards the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on April 2,” the NBA mentioned in a information launch. “Embiid was listed as ‘Out’ in Philadelphia’s preliminary harm report and subsequently performed within the recreation.”

Embiid performed Tuesday for the primary time since Jan. 30. Embiid, who had a corrective process to deal with a lateral meniscus harm in his left knee in early February, was upgraded from out to questionable for Tuesday’s recreation towards Oklahoma Metropolis. However that improve by no means made the official harm report till 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, roughly 90 minutes earlier than tip-off.

The NBA mentioned the six-figure high-quality took under consideration the 76ers’ prior historical past of fines for violating reporting guidelines. The Sixers had been fined for a similar offense on Feb. 1 ($25,000); Could 7, 2022 ($50,000); and Jan. 11, 2021 ($25,000).

The 2022-23 NBA MVP was in place to win his second consecutive MVP when the problematic left knee derailed his season. In Embiid’s two video games since his return – each Sixers victories – he had 53 factors, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 4 steals and a block. He averages 34.8 factors, 10.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

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The 76ers are 42-35 and in eighth place within the Japanese Convention. They’re a ½ recreation behind seventh-place Miami and one recreation behind sixth-place Indiana. They’ve 5 video games remaining and only one towards a staff headed for the postseason.