Philadelphia 76ers are ready to play their first preseason game vs. the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 4. Philadelphia head coach Doc Rivers revealed his plan on the Sixers’ stars ahead of the first game.
That’s when he revealed Joel Embiid, and other players, probably won’t see the court for every preseason matchup. Rivers also referred to Tyrese Maxey, who will take part in every preseason game, if healthy.
(via Sports Illustrated):
“I’ll still rest guys,” said Doc Rivers. “(Tyrese Maxey) will play, but Joel won’t play in every preseason game. Tobias (Harris) will not play in every preseason game. Probably Seth (Curry) will not play in every preseason game.
And Danny (Green) absolutely won’t play in every preseason game — maybe none,” he joked. “But they’ll play enough. And if I feel like after two games they haven’t played enough, then we’re going to make changes there.”
The Sixers do not expect to have Ben Simmons available, as he has yet to report to the Sixers’ training camp. The Sixers will start the 2021-22 regular season campaign against the Pelicans on Oct. 21.