February 14, 2018, 11:33 am
Embiid is apparently dealing with a sore right ankle that has lingered over the past week and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team hold him out tonight. The big man has recently started to play in back-to-back sets as the Sixers are trying to make it to the playoffs. Amir Johnson should get the start if Embiid can’t give it a go while we could also see Richaun Holmes get some minutes against a Heat frontcourt that features Hassan Whiteside and Bam Adebayo.
Update: Joel Embiid will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Joel Embiid will be a game time decision(ankle).
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) February 14, 2018
Update: Joel Embiid will not play against the Heat.
Joel Embiid is out tonight.
— Jessica Camerato (@JessicaCamerato) February 14, 2018
Update: Amir Johnson will start in Embiid’s absence.
Amir Johnson to start at center for 76ers.
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 14, 2018