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April 11, 2015 Updates

Brett Brown said he “personally” would be disappointed if Joel Embiid didn’t play in the summer league. “Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league,” Brown said. “But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in the position to say that now.” Brown raised a few eyebrows Wednesday when he would not commit on whether the 7-foot rookie center would play this summer. Embiid has missed the entire season as he recovers from right foot surgery. Brown continues to say that former Kansas standout is making progress. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 8, 2015 Updates

Embiid took some standstill 3-pointers and worked on his mid-range shooting/low-post moves at less than full speed toward the end of Tuesday’s practice, which was open to select season-ticket holders. He hit eight of 11 straight-on 3s during one stretch. “Joel, when he’s out there dribbling the ball and shooting 3s like he is now, you’re just kind of in awe like, ‘Am I a step behind?’ ” said point guard Ish Smith. “He’s so far ahead of the curve.” The Intelligencer

“I see a bright future,” said Noel, who should finish in the top three in the Rookie of the Year voting. “I think Joel is very dynamic. “You do really start to see the pieces come together. It’s still early. Me and Joel have to continue to get more reps.” The Intelligencer

April 7, 2015 Updates

Joel Embiid: Grayson Allen for #1 pick in the next draft.....Frank the Tank>>> Next DIRK lol... I still wish I could have played in the tournament though Twitter

March 28, 2015 Updates
March 25, 2015 Updates

After a few games when his pregame routine wasn't quite as strenuous as it had been, Joel Embiid was back to getting in his normal work before last night's game. He was with Brett Brown before the game, working on his post moves and outside jump shot. Sunday in Los Angeles at the team's morning shootaround, Embiid shed his shirt and showed a very toned upper body. "He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court, into reduced weight - his body weight is going down," Brown said. "It's a good sign that you're feeling pretty good about yourself. How about that, you see him drenched in sweat, he takes his shirt off. All fantastic signs that his needle is pointing in the right direction. We're trying to set the stage for a great summer. He sees that his reward will be summer league and trying to get ready for playing basketball again. He's most definitely heading in the right direction." Philadelphia Inquirer

March 22, 2015 Updates

Tom Moore: SH will consider every option. Not out of question. RT @jbravoSK @JakePavorsky @Tom Moore I believe the Sixers might trade Embiid. Twitter @tmoore76ers

March 20, 2015 Updates
March 14, 2015 Updates

And what if the Sixers end up with Duke center Jahlil Okafor or Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns in the draft? They already have a core center in 7-footer Joel Embiid, who is sitting out his rookie season with a foot stress fracture. “I really hope nothing happens,” Noel said last week. “I like this team. I like what we're building. I hope we can stick together and continue to grow.” Noel is confident that he and Embiid — with Embiid likely playing power forward on offense and center at the defensive end — will turn out to be a terrific tandem. “Jo is going to get more and more healthy and more active,” Noel said. “I see things really taking shape (next season).” Still, Noel gets that “at the end of the day, it is a business. You always have to keep that in mind. You've just got to do what you've got to do, work on your thing.” The Intelligencer

March 12, 2015 Updates

The rookie center was in Los Angeles Tuesday for a scheduled appointment with surgeon Richard Ferkel as a follow-up to his June 20 surgery to repair a broken navicular bone in his right foot. "It's healing at the rate that we expected," coach Brett Brown said Wednesday before the Sixers played the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. "He has been allowed to dunk if that's what it takes. "Really not much news that we said yesterday. We are just here to report that everything is right on track." Philadelphia Inquirer

March 11, 2015 Updates
March 10, 2015 Updates
March 9, 2015 Updates

According to a report from the Intelligencer's Tom Moore, the Sixers' Joel Embiid suffered a minor setback in the rehab for his surgically repaired right foot and is wearing a walking boot again. The team has not commented on the topic. However, a league source close to Embiid is unaware of any setback, but told CSNPhilly.com that the center would be in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a checkup with his doctor. It is unclear if this appointment was already scheduled or made after Embiid's viral dunk from Friday night. CSNPhilly.com

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