Hawes, Vucevic out tonight

The 76ers are short on big men. Coach Doug Collins announced after this morning’s shootaround that centers Spencer Hawes and Nik Vucevic are out for tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.

In addition, Elton Brand, who would move to center, is a game-time decision due to a stomach ailment.

It will be the fourth consecutive game Hawes has missed with a strained left Achilles. Vucevic suffered an injured left knee/quadriceps strain in Saturday’s 113-92 loss at Miami.

“Spencer tired to walk through a little today and still doesn’t have the mobility he needs,” Collins said.

Vucevic says he feels much better from when the injury occurred but that he was limited in what he could do.

“I did some bike,” he said after today’s shootaround. “I tried to jump and it was hurting so they kept me out of it.”

Collins lists Hawes and Vucevic as day to day.

As for Brand, Collins said he came to the arena, but was sent home.

“He wasn’t feeling good,” Collins said. “If EB can play, he will play.”

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