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George notched 19 points (6-14 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes during Monday's 114-112 win over the Pelicans.
George put together two excellent games against Utah and scored a season-high 19 points in the second-straight game against the Jazz. The rookie out of Baylor has struggled from the floor, and although he righted the ship somewhat over the series, he's still connecting on only 35.8 percent of his shots.
Jackson closed with two points (1-2 FG), five rebounds, one assist and one block across 10 minutes during Monday's 114-110 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Jackson remained in the rotation Monday, although only played 11 minutes in the loss. To this point, he has been used sparingly by the Pacers, playing in just nine of their 16 games. He can be an elite source of blocks if you manage to stream him in at the right time. However, knowing when he is going to get playing time is anyone's guess.
Nesmith amassed seven points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes during Monday's 114-110 loss to Portland.
Nesmith returned from a two-game absence due to a wrist injury, logging 25 minutes off the bench. While he did manage to rack up three steals, it was far from a stellar performance. He has had his moments this season but on the whole, he should be viewed as nothing more than a schedule-based streamer.
Mathurin notched 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-5 FT) and four rebounds over 22 minutes during Monday's 114-110 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Mathurin offered very little again Monday, continuing his poor run of late. Since moving to the bench, it's been a whole lot of nothing for the sophomore. Although he has scored double-digits in four of the past five games, he has shot over 50 percent only once, adding basically nothing in terms of peripheral production. Despite the upside, Mathurin can be dropped in all standard formats.
Sharpe produced 11 points (4-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, six assists and three steals across 35 minutes during Monday's 114-110 victory over the Pacers.
Sharpe produced a season-high three steals in the win, while also scoring double-digits for the fourth straight game. Despite continuing to be a somewhat reliable source of points, Sharpe's efficiency from the field remains an issue. He is shooting 39.1 percent for the season but over the past two weeks, that is down to 32.4 percent. He remains a viable standard league asset as long as his poor shooting can be swallowed.
Thybulle produced zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound, one assist, one block and one steal across 29 minutes during Monday's 114-110 win over Indiana.
Thybulle missed both of his shot attempts, failing to score despite playing 29 minutes. While he did manage to add two combined steals and blocks, this has to be chalked up as another underwhelming night. As has been the case for the past few years, Thybulle should be viewed as nothing more than a defensive stream option.
Camara registered five points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds over 17 minutes during Monday's 114-110 victory over the Pacers.
Camara started for the eighth consecutive game, yet struggled to any sort of real impact. Despite starting, his playing time was under 20 minutes for the third time in the past five games. Since being elevated to the opening unit, Camara has been well outside the top 200 in standard leagues, making him a non-factor outside of very deep formats.
Morris finished with 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt), one rebound and one steal over 20 minutes during Monday's 138-94 victory over the Lakers.
Morris was impressive off the bench Monday and had one of his best outings of the campaign, as he made the most of his minutes and was particularly sharp from three-point range. Morris reached the 20-minute mark for the first time this season, but there's a strong chance that might have happened due to the nature of the blowout win rather than him having a large role off the bench.
Maxey accumulated 31 points (9-20 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 8-9 FT), three rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Monday's 138-94 victory over the Lakers.
Maxey caught fire from deep in the first quarter, and the Lakers didn't find a way to stop his two-man game with Joel Embiid, allowing the star guard to pace the Sixers in scoring even when Embiid grabbed headlines of his own following the triple-double. Maxey has embraced the role of being the Sixers' second option on offense and is delivering a career-best year across most categories. This was his fifth game with at least 30 points, a feat that he accomplished seven times during the entire 2022-23 campaign.
Embiid registered 30 points (9-15 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT), 11 rebounds, 11 assists, one block and one steal in 31 minutes during Monday's 138-94 win over the Lakers.
There aren't many adjectives to describe how dominant Embiid was on both ends of the court, and while he had a few problems dealing with Anthony Davis in the first quarter, he quickly took control of the contest and made his presence felt on both ends of the court. Embiid notched his first triple-double of the season and also extended his streak of games with at least 30 points to five.