|Kate Fagan is reporting that Andre Miller is having an x-ray taken of the middle finger on his right hand. Miller hurt the finger in last night's game, but he continued to play.|
|The Sixers released the following through Twitter: "Sixers anticipate Thaddeus Young will miss 2 to 3 weeks with a right ankle sprain and bone bruise."|
|First of all, thanks to Dean for hooking us up with tickets for tonight's game. It was great to meet everyone (Dean, Tray, Mike, Josh, Noah, Rob and Tom Moore). The game itself was heartening, for several reasons we'll get into after the jump. The win was huge. But seeing Thad Young helped off the court was just sickening.|
|Miller is listed as questionable for the game, I still think he's going to play, but if he can't go Lou has not earned the starter's spot at PG. Truthfully, he's earned less responsibility. Put Speights into the starting lineup and let Iggy run the show, that's your best chance.|
|Pull up a chair, get comfortable. Barring an ultra late-breaking story, the Sixers did not make a move. The roster will remain unchanged and the Sixers will go to battle with the roster they've had all season.|
|Though the third quarter saw the Nuggets run all over the Sixers, it was the first that left me steaming. Yes, the first quarter which saw the Sixers outscore Denver 25-13. If not for 5 blown easy opportunities, Philly would've been up 20 early. If not for ice cold shooting, they could've put this game away early. The third was about a run, an injury, foul trouble and Chauncey. Those things happen, you live with them, you overcome them. The mistakes we saw in the first, though. They linger. They turn into losses.|
|Dei Lynam is reporting that Elton Brand will have surgery on his injured shoulder and he's done for the season. It's a preliminary report, no timetable was given for a return beyond "done for the season."|
|According to the man himself, Elton Brand's shoulder injury is not only causing him pain, but restricting his movement. He's going to have the shoulder re-evaluated and could miss some more time, or opt for surgery.|
|The Orlando Magic were dealt a huge blow tonight when Jameer Nelson went down with a dislocated shoulder. I'd say best-case scenario is a time line similar to Elton Brand's for return, but he may opt for surgery depending on how severe the dislocation is.|
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|Samuel Dalembert's status for tonight's game is still unknown, but if I had to bet, I'd put money on him missing at least a couple of games. Last night, after the injury, Elton Brand started at the five, with Miller, Green, Iggy and Thad rounding out the lineup. If Sammy can't go tonight, that's the lineup I'd expect to see.|
|Tom Moore has the scoop. After practice today, coach DiLeo talked about his plan for assimilating Brand back into the rotation and style of the team.|
|There's a deadline looming. Strike that. Instead, I'm going to look at this as the beginning. A fresh start to do this the right way. Of course, I'm talking about Elton Brand's return to the Sixers' lineup, which will probably happen either Friday or Saturday night. After the jump I'll give my plan for working him back into the rotation and back into the flow of the team.|
|The AP has a quick hit on Elton Brand's recovery. He says everything is going according to schedule and he should be back in two weeks. He'll start practicing with the team next week.|
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|Let's assume Elton Brand really will be out for only a month. What will the team do without him? What should they do? What will this season look like when he comes back? After the jump we'll try our best...|