Report: Sixers approved to add a 16th man

The Philadelphia 76ers are dealing with an injury crisis to begin the season and Wednesday the NBA approved their request to add an additional player to the roster. From Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News:

    "Former Boston Celtics point guard Phil Pressey signed Wednesday before the matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. He was on the bench for the game. ... The Sixers only had two healthy point guards: Isaiah Canaan and T.J. McConnell. ... Robert Covington will be sidelined for one to two weeks with a sprained ligament in his right knee. Tony Wroten is out until at least December and Kendall Marshall until at least later this month after suffering anterior cruciate ligament tears in their right knees. Carl Landry will be out until January with a torn ligament in his right wrist. Joel Embiid will miss his second straight season after his second surgery to repair the navicular bone in his right foot."

The team currently has five players out with injuries, so Pressey may stick with the Sixers until Wroten or Marshall is cleared to play.