Sixers’ Butler to miss game vs. Rockets with wrist issue

Jimmy Butler will sit out tonight's game for the Sixers against the Rockets.

The Philadelphia 76ers will be without Jimmy Butler for their showdown with James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Butler is out with what is being described as a slight sprain to his right wrist, no timetable was given on his return.

In his place, coach Brett Brown announced before the game that Corey Brewer will start him is place.  The 12-year veteran is currently on a 10-day contract that he signed seven days ago.

Giving him the start against a top offensive team in the league could be a way for Brown to evaluate him moving forward to see if he could fit in and find a role. Brown did mention that Brewer has fit right in with the locker room and likes his ability to talk to the team’s top stars, including Butler, Simmons and Embiid.

Brewer is a two-time NCAA champion and one-time NBA champion, something Brown made mention of when discussing why he would get the start tonight.

Brown said not only will Brewer draw the starting nod, he will also get the chore of defending Harden.

With Butler out, expect to see more minutes for Furkan Korkmaz and Landry Shamet.