The Sixers now say Tobias Harris is out due to the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. Furkan Korkmaz is starting in his place. Philly is already without Joel Embiid, who is resting tonight, in addition to Ben Simmons.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) November 1, 2021
Harris, who missed Monday’s 113-103 win against the Portland Trail Blazers, will be given a timetable for his return after 12-24 hours per ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski’s report.
So far through seven games this season, Harris is currently the second-leading scorer on the Sixers, averaging 19.8 points and 9.0 rebounds along with 4.2 assists. Furkan Korkmaz will start in his place.
It’s a significant loss to a Sixers’ roster, who will be without All-Star Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played a game yet this season, and Joel Embiid, who is dealing with a nagging knee injury. The Sixers are currently 5-2 and sit at fourth place in the Eastern Conference. They play a League-leading Chicago Bulls (6-1) on Wednesday.
Tobias Harris is the second player announced to be in the League’s health and safety protocol, along with Kevin Love.