October 1, 2017, 5:47 pm
Joel Embiid (knee) was sidelined in Sunday’s team scrimmage according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
This news comes as no surprise given the Sixers’ ambiguity surrounding Embiid’s health and availability for the regular season. If healthy he has the ability to put up top-25 value even in relatively limited minutes, but there are serious question marks around his progress in recovering from a season ending surgery last year. Risk-averse owners may want to stay clear of Embiid, while those willing to take a gamble will likely have to draft him in early rounds.