NEW YORK — Brett Brown plans to have JJ Redick back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Nets.
The veteran shooting guard has missed the last seven games because of a left leg injury. He suffered a bone edema and small cortical crack in the fibular head of his left leg Jan. 15 during the Sixers' win over the Raptors.
"I couldn't really move in a basketball sense or a running sense for almost two weeks," Redick said after shootaround. "It was basically stationary stuff, ball handling, trying to keep all the muscles activated in the weight room."
Redick resumed drills over this weekend. He went through his first complete basketball workout Tuesday. Redick will monitor how he feels between the morning shootaround and game to be certain he will play.
"There may be some rust," Redick said. "But we shoot out rust."
Backup Jerryd Bayless is also slated to return from a left wrist injury. He has been out the last six games.
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot has started in place of the injured guards. He has averaged 11.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in those games. Justin Anderson has seen increased minutes off the bench as well.
Joel Embiid made a special guest appearance at Redick's media availability following shootaround.
Joel Embiid asks JJ Redick a very important question after shootaround. pic.twitter.com/SFR4ZU7fgk— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) January 31, 2018