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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

Brett Brown wants folks to relax. The 76ers coach confirmed Tuesday that Joel Embiid is again in a walking boot. Brown added that the rookie center is just experiencing "soreness" in his right foot, and that Embiid's doctor visit Tuesday in Los Angeles was long scheduled. "People shouldn't overreact," Brown said after practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. "I get why we all can. But it's not a situation all the people need to overreact to." Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Rookie center Joel Embiid experienced a “minor setback” during the rehab of the stress fracture in his right foot, according to an NBA source. Some folks saw Embiid in public Sunday wearing a protective boot, which he apparently hadn't sported in weeks, on the foot. The Intelligencer

Following Monday's practice in preparation for Wednesday's home meeting with the Bulls, Brown indicated he expects Embiid to be the center on defense with Noel, a natural center, facing the power forwards when the two are paired together next season. “I don't see Joel guarding people on the perimeter,” Brown said. “I think Nerlens' athleticism where he can switch out on point guards, guard 4-men, I just think there's a versatility and athleticism that we're going to really enjoy tapping into.” The Intelligencer

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February 23, 2015 Updates

In an unnoticed development at last week’s trade deadline, the 76ers were still trying to trade up for a top pick in this draft, indicating a willingness to talk about Joel Embiid or any player on their team, an NBA source told Forbes.com. Yes, that’s the Joel Embiid they drafted No. 3 overall last spring, after compiling the worst record and seeing the Cavaliers and Bucks jump ahead of them in the lottery. In other words, after going 65-144 over the last two-plus seasons and parting with Jrue Holiday, Nikola Vucevic, Louis Williams, Thaddeus Young, Jodie Meeks, Spencer Hawes, Nick Young and Andre Iguodala, the 76ers don’t have an asset on the lot whom they’re committed to. Forbes.com

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