Embiid out against Bulls, Booker to miss at least two games
It shouldn't surprise anyone that after a triple OT game, playing as many minutes as he did, that Joel Embiid will not play on Monday in Chicago. He finished with 34 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks, but if you watched the game, you could tell his back was bothering him. Even if Friday's game didn't go that long, Monday is the front end of a back-to-back so Embiid likely would have sat anyway. The Sixers host Sacramento on Tuesday, but Brett Brown told NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jessica Camerato that he is unsure whether or not Embiid will be available for the back of the back-to-back either.
Meanwhile, Trevor Booker left Sunday's game after hurting his ankle and he will miss both ends of the Sixers back-to-back. Booker will be evaluated in five to seven days, meaning he could also miss Thursday's game against the Raptors. In four games with the Sixers, Booker is averaging 11.5 points and 6.3 rebounds while shooting 66.7 percent from the floor.
2016 first-round pick Furkan Korkmaz suffered a Lisfranc injury (midfoot) during Friday's game with the 87ers. He's undergoing further testing and evaluation. Korkmaz is listed as out indefinitely. The Turkish guard is averaging 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists in nine games with the Sixers' G-League affiliate.
Both Justin Anderson (shin splints) and Markelle Fultz (right shoulder rehab) remain out.
The Sixers and Bulls (8-20) tip-off from Chicago at 8:00 p.m. on Monday night. The Bulls have won five in a row, notching wins against the Knicks, Celtics, Jazz, Bucks and Hornets.
Brandon Apter is a contributor to 97.3 ESPN and managing editor at SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @bapter23.