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January 15, 2021 06:08 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Out next two games
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Embiid will not play Saturday against the Grizzlies or Sunday against the Thunder due to right knee pain, Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Embiid has been on a tear this season, but he's come down with knee pain and will take some time off. In his stead, Dwight Howard and Tony Bradley should see the bulk of the minutes at center.

January 15, 2021 04:20 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Minimal impact in blowout win
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Embiid recorded nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes during Thursday's 125-108 win over the Heat.

The 76ers were able to quickly take care of business against the short-handed Heat, and Embiid was able to take it easy most of the way. Thursday's performance will end up being an outlier for the big man.

January 14, 2021 05:36 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Will play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid (back) will play Thursday against the Heat.

Despite back soreness, Embiid will play as expected. Last time out against this bare-bones Heat team, the 76ers went into overtime, with Embiid recording 45 points, 16 rebounds, five steals, four assists and one block in 39 minutes.

January 14, 2021 09:20 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Probable Thursday
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Embiid (back) is probable for Thursday's game against the Heat.

Embiid was dealing with back soreness prior to Tuesday's monster overtime win over the Heat in which he posted 45 points, 16 rebounds, five steals, four assists and a block in 39 minutes. The soreness is lingering ahead of Thursday, but Embiid is still likely to play.

January 13, 2021 01:44 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Monstrous outing in OT win
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Embiid scored a game-high 45 points (16-23 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 13-13 FT) while adding 16 rebounds, five steals, four assists and a block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 137-134 overtime win over the Heat.

Both teams were missing key players due to COVID-19 protocols, but Embiid had a little more help around him and, more importantly, didn't have to worry about Bam Adebayo. The result was season highs in points and steals for the Sixers center, and he tied his season high in boards as well. Embiid now has eight double-doubles in 10 games to begin the season.

January 12, 2021 05:40 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Available Tuesday
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Embiid (back) is available for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

The 26-year-old was considered probable with back soreness, so it's not much of a surprise he'll be suiting up Tuesday. Embiid is averaging 24.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 blocks in 31.2 minutes this season and figures to have his usual workload versus Miami.

January 12, 2021 02:40 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Probable Tuesday
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Embiid (back) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against Miami.

Embiid returned from a one-game absence for Monday's loss to Atlanta, but he saw limited action (23 minutes) and finished with 24 points and 11 boards in the 112-94 defeat. Embiid is on track to take the floor in the second half of the back-to-back set, which is an encouraging sign considering his history of sitting out in these scenarios. So far in 2020-21, Embiid has been rested for one back-to-back (Dec. 27) and played both games of another (Jan. 6 and Jan. 7).

January 11, 2021 10:44 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Double-double in return
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Embiid (back) posted 24 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes of Monday's 112-94 loss to the Hawks.

After missing Saturday's game with a sore back, Embiid returned to a short-handed 76ers roster that was missing eight players either due to COVID-19 issues or injury. While Embiid didn't play his normal amount of minutes, he was still able to manage his seventh double-double of the season and took the most shots during Monday's game.

January 11, 2021 01:40 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Set to return Monday
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Embiid (back) will return to action Monday against Atlanta, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.

Embiid was held out of Saturday's game against Denver due to a sore back, but he'd also expressed concerns about potential COVID-19 exposure. Nonetheless, Embiid made the trip to Atlanta with the team and will be back in the lineup at center for what will likely be a depleted Sixers team. Philly has five games on the schedule this week, though that includes a pair of back-to-back sets, so it's unlikely that Embiid is available for all five contests.

January 10, 2021 04:32 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Appears likely to play Monday
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Embiid (back) traveled with the 76ers to Atlanta and is considered probable for the team's game Monday versus the Hawks, Ramona Shelbourne of reports.

Shortly after expressing concerns about potentially being exposed to COVID-19 following teammate Seth Curry's positive test, Embiid cleared the NBA's health and safety protocol, but he ended up sitting out Saturday's loss to the Nuggets due to back soreness. Fortunately, the back issue doesn't appear to be a major concern for Embiid, who should be cleared to play Monday if he experiences no setback in morning shootaround or pregame warmups. The 76ers are expected to be without as many as eight players Monday, so Embiid's availability in any capacity is even more critical than usual. Philadelphia is one of two teams playing five games in Week 4, but with Monday/Tuesday and Saturday/Sunday back-to-back sets on tap, it would be a surprise if Embiid suited up for every contest.

January 10, 2021 02:28 AM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Out due to back tightness
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Embiid is out for Saturday's game against the Nuggets due to back tightness, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

Embiid and Ben Simmons (knee) have both been ruled out for Saturday's game against with new injuries, and with the team down a handful of players due to coronavirus protocols, this has created a tough situation for the team and the league. Mike Scott (knee) was surprisingly made available, so it appears the organization is still doing what it can to make sure the game still gets played.

January 9, 2021 12:04 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Eligible to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid (health and safety protocols) is eligible to play in Saturday's game against the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The 76ers were in danger of not having enough eligible players for Saturday's game, but the game will be played since Embiid was one of several players to clear the protocols. Embiid isn't guaranteed to play Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. However, he appears to be on the right track toward playing for the 76ers against Denver.

January 8, 2021 09:00 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Questionable Saturday
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Embiid is questionable for Saturday's game against the Nuggets due to health and safety protocols.

Embiid's status for Saturday's matchup is up in the air after teammate Seth Curry tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. If Embiid is unable to play, Dwight Howard could start in his place.

January 7, 2021 11:28 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Registers double-double in loss
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Embiid scored 20 points (7-14 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to go with 12 rebounds, three assists and one block across 30 minutes in a 122-109 loss to Brooklyn on Thursday.

Embiid found his rhythm after it was too late, shooting 4-for-5 from the field in the fourth as Brooklyn already held a comfortable lead. The 26-year-old has scored 28.4 points per game when playing 30 or more minutes this year, surpassing the 30-minute mark in all but two games this season. The center has shot an impressive 40.9 percent from three this season, far and away the highest mark of his career. Embiid has averaged a double-double this season, grabbing 9.7 rebounds on the defensive end alone.

January 7, 2021 04:04 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Paces Philadelphia in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid registered 38 points (11-20 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 13-13 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks across 37 minutes in Wednesday's 141-136 win over the Wizards.

Embiid surpassed the 30-point mark for the first time in the current campaign, but he also provided value on both ends of the court with season-high marks in assists and steals while tying his season best in blocks. While he's not expected to flirt with 35-point performances on a nightly basis, Embiid is the clear go-to player on offense for the 76ers.

January 4, 2021 10:40 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Productive night in win
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Embiid put up 14 points (4-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in Monday night's 118-101 win over the Hornets.

Embiid has now put up double-doubles in back-to-back games. Though his 14 points were a season-low, he only played in 25 minutes with the Sixers far-ahead for most of the game. After starting the season with four consecutive games going over 20 points, Embiid has now gone back-to-back games failing to reach the 20-point mark.

January 3, 2021 03:04 AM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Records double-double
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid had 19 points (7-11 FG, 1-2, 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in Saturday's 127-112 win over the Hornets.

Embiid saw a streak of double-doubles end in Thursday's game at Orlando, but he got right back into it by recording one Saturday. The center now has two double-doubles in his past three games, but he will need to provide better ball security than the five turnovers recorded in both instances.

January 1, 2021 02:40 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Productive as 76ers romp to victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid amassed 21 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-8 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes during Thursday's 116-92 victory over the Magic.

Embiid appeared healthy in the victory despite popping up on the injury report prior to the game. The fact he played 27 minutes in a game that was decided early on in the piece indicates his back is not a major concern. The Sixers now sit at 4-1 on the season and as a unit, look as functional as they have in recent memory. As long as Embiid can maintain some semblance of health, he should be able to provide a solid return on where he was being drafted.

December 31, 2020 01:40 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid (back) is listed as available on the Sixers' injury report prior to Thursday's game against the Magic.

Embiid missed Sunday's game against the Cavaliers with a sore back, but that appeared to be primarily a maintenance day, as he returned for Tuesday's game against the Raptors and played a season-high 38 minutes. His inclusion on the injury report as probable prior to Thursday's game hinted at a possible flare-up, but any issues there are evidently minor.

December 30, 2020 05:44 PM
76ers' Joel Embiid: Probable Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Embiid (back) is listed as probable for Thursday's game at Orlando.

A sore back kept Embiid out of Sunday's loss to the Cavs, but he returned Tuesday against Toronto and posted a 29-point, 16-rebound double-double with four assists, two steals and two blocks. The Sixers are still keeping an eye on his back, but Embiid should be good to go after a day off Wednesday.

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