The 23-year-old had missed the Sixers' previous three g…

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The 23-year-old had missed the Sixers’ previous three games due to a back injury but the team deemed Embiid healthy enough to play shortly before tip-off on Monday. “I want to stay on the floor, I want to be on the floor,” Embiid said afterward. “If it’s not something that’s going to really, really bother me, I’m going to play.”

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, sidelined with a sore back, could miss two more games this week but is expected to return for the Christmas Day meeting with New York, league sources told ESPN. Despite the likelihood of resting his back for the remainder of the week, there's optimism that Embiid will be fit to face the Knicks on Monday, league sources said.
Jerry Zgoda: Sixers call Embiid and McConnell both available tonight vs. Wolves, Covington (lower back contusion) out
Keith Pompey: No announcement made on the availability of #Sixers’ @TJ McConnell, @Robert Covington and @Joel Embiid yet. Coach Brett Brown “I’m told it’s going to be a game-time decision.”
Jerry Zgoda: The Sixers list Joel Embiid (back tightness) and Robert Covington (lower back contusion) are questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Wolves. Embiid told reporters in New Orleans yesterday that he expects to play.
Joel Embiid is listed as probable for Saturday night’s game against the Orlando Magic with a cold. The 76ers center received treatment in the morning instead of participating in the shootaround with teammates.
Keith Pompey: The #Sixers aren’t concerned, but Joel Embiid is still experiencing a little soreness in his knee. But they think that’s to be expected. They are more focused on improving his condition level.
Jessica Camerato: Brown said Embiid will not have minute restrictions because of his hand. Embiid will play with the same monitoring/parameters he's had.
“Yesterday I played, and my body feels great today,” Embiid said. “My knee feels amazing. So I feel like if I have to play today, I would play depending on how I feel. But I feel like I’m ready.”
Joel Embiid was cleared for 5-on-5 drills and participated in a full practice with the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time Thursday. Embiid sat out Philadelphia's preseason opener on Wednesday and won't play against Boston on Friday. The Sixers are hopeful Embiid will be in the lineup on opening night.
But why would a high-profile athlete jog in the streets and on sidewalks late at night? What if he ran across pushy autograph-seeking fans or hecklers and put himself in harm’s way? “He declares himself to be a man of the people,” coach Brett Brown said. “I think that is true. He’s proud of that and I think he lives it.”
Jessica Camerato: Brown said practices based around what Embiid's cleared to do- “We are trying to cater the structure to slowly groom Joel back into the mix.”
Sarah Todd: Jahlil Okafor was full participant in #Sixers practice. Joel Embiid participated in practice including half court 5-on-5.
Joel Embiid aims to return from a left knee injury on Oct. 18 in the 76ers’ season opener at the Washington Wizards. “We got a couple of preseason games. I might play in those,” Embiid said. “But if I’m not 100 percent, they are not going to put me out there.”
Joel Embiid: “It’s not just about rehabbing. It’s also about like being in the best shape possible, which I’m not yet on that level. But hopefully, I can [play] in the first game of the season.”
He thinks he could play 5-on-5 if need be. “I mean if it was Game 7 of the Finals, definitely,” Embiid said. “But there’s a plan in place and I have to check a couple of boxes before this season or before my first game of this season. That’s what I intend to do.” Embiid, however, doesn’t think he’ll play in all 82 games this season.
Keith Pompey: Colangelo on if Embiid had a setback: “No. He’s a 7-foot, 280-pound specimen that had knee surgery in the offseason. You know, cut his season short. He had five-and-half, six months to his return to play. It looks like if you walked into the gym. He could be playing five-on-five basketball. But once again, we are going to take our cues from people that now best."
Tom Moore: B Colangelo: 'It's too early to tell' when Joel Embiid will scrimmage. 'We are excited where he is with his condition.'
An NBA source denied a report that agent Leon Rose plans to hold the 76ers' Joel Embiid out from 5-on-5 scrimmaging until Embiid receives a contract extension. The source claimed what Howard Eskin of 94WIP said Thursday is "absolutely not" the case and there's "nothing to the reports."
The source said center Joel Embiid hasn't been cleared for fullcourt scrimmaging "as of yet." Embiid, who is from Cameroon, worked with children as part of the NBA Africa Game earlier this month, but didn't play in the Aug. 5 game.
The source said center Joel Embiid hasn't been cleared for fullcourt scrimmaging "as of yet." Embiid, who is from Cameroon, worked with children as part of the NBA Africa Game earlier this month, but didn't play in the Aug. 5 game.
Embiid, a counselor at a Basketball Without Borders camp before Saturday's NBA Africa Game in Johannesburg, South Africa, said he's doing non-contact drills while recovering from a torn left meniscus, but he hasn't been cleared to play 5-on-5 yet. "I can do everything but play 5-on-5 and one-on-one," Embiid told Spears. "I think I will be ready for training camp."
You mention Rihanna, any update on your pursuit of Rihanna? Joel Embiid: No, I’m focused on rehab [laughs]. That can wait. My career comes first right now. Speaking of, how is your knee feeling and where are you at in the rehab process? Joel Embiid: I’m feeling good. I’m supposed to see the doctor next week and they’re going to check everything just to make sure everything looks good. But I’ve been feeling good so I expect to be back on the court next week.
The 76ers wonder: "What if?" What if, after establishing himself as one of the NBA's elite big men, Joel Embiid hadn't suffered a season-ending meniscus tear in his left knee? "A lot of us talk about it all the time," T.J. McConnell said. "Not only Joel, but Ben [Simmons]. If we had everyone that was supposed to play, I don't think the game on Wednesday [against the New York Knicks] would be our last game of the year."
Joel Embiid: That feeling when I’m not out there playing with my boys. Sucks!!! @Jolly_Rancher #ad

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Joel Embiid‏: Back to the start of the process.... #TheOriginalProcess

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David Aldridge: 76ers announce Joel Embiid had “minor” surgery on his meniscus tear today in Los Angeles. Hope is knee can take weight bearing in two weeks.
Philadelphia 76ers Director Of Performance Research & Development Dr. David T. Martin: "Joel will complete his initial rehabilitation in Los Angeles, with specialists and our medical and training staff committed to a conservative and measured rehabilitation and recovery plan. Based on the program that has been outlined, we will continually evaluate Joel's progress against predetermined benchmarks and anticipate he will resume basketball activities this summer."
John Clark: From @Joel Embiid #TrustTheSurgery

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Jessica Camerato: Brown on Embiid: "He deserves some luck. He’s gone through a lot and he is a different person than his first injury."
The Sixers initially hoped that surgery would not be necessary on the knee injury but a recent scan revealed "a more pronounced tear," according to one source close to the situation. Philadelphia (26-44) was 13-18 this season in games in which Embiid played despite the fact that Ben Simmons, selected No. 1 overall in last June's draft, also missed his entire rookie season due to a fractured right foot.
Tom Moore: Told #Sixers have yet to schedule Joel Embiid's left knee surgery. Considering options/treatments & hope to have more info soon. #NBA
The 7-2 center met up with the Sixers last weekend in Los Angeles, where they played back-to-back games against the Clippers and Lakers. The team said he was going to meet one of his doctors there to check out the torn meniscus in his left knee. Then Thursday, the team announced that Embiid stayed behind in Los Angeles with Dr. David Martin, the Sixers' director of performance research and development, and the two traveled to San Diego to see another specialist.
Missing 215 out of a possible 246 games to start his career looks really, really bad. And, to be fair, it is. But that perspective is painted almost entirely by the navicular bone which caused him to miss his first two seasons. When you isolate the new information, and how that impacts his future health, this meniscus tear isn’t likely to be a big factor down the road. It’s an injury that looks bad because of the previous two seasons. That looks bad because he’ll end up missing 51 games this year, even though that number is heavily influenced by the team’s cautious approach to bringing him back, as Embiid missed 11 games prior to the January 20th injury, through little fault of his own.
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The Nets and Irving did come close to an agreement late last week, sources said, before talks stalled out. Sources said Irving had three potential opt-in-and-trade options available to pursue before making his final decision. Across the league, there are only five teams with projected salary-cap space: Detroit, San Antonio, Orlando, Indiana and New York, with all wanting to build around younger players or prioritizing other free agents. For their part, the Lakers were much more motivated to have Irving sign as a free agent than they were in acquiring the three-time All-NBA guard via trade, sources said. And as Irving went through his opt-in-and-trade options — as well as the potential of joining the Lakers in free agency — the decision to return to Brooklyn crystalized.
Irving’s agent, Shetellia Riley Irving, and the Nets front office held extensive and productive extension discussions over the past six days, with sources on both sides describing good-faith negotiations to reach a new deal. The Nets and Shetellia Riley Irving worked through various proposals, including a two-year max extension that included incentives based on games played as well as a four-year max that included two years guaranteed and triggers for years three and four based on the games played in years one and two, sources said. Irving showed a willingness to accept an incentive-based deal before a final counter was made to the Nets, according to sources: a short-term contract extension protecting both sides with a player option. Brooklyn declined.
Several teams are expected to continue to pursue Irving via trade, but his opt-in makes clubs consider more closely whether to trade assets in a deal for a player who will enter unrestricted free agency in 2023. Teams across the league understand Irving’s talent, and now a full season in 2022-23 allows him the opportunity to prove himself once again, then return to the market and earn a maximum contract next summer. Multiple sources with knowledge of his decision said Irving wants to prioritize winning a championship next season and show why he’s one of the best players in the league.