• Joel Embiid is experiencing some knee soreness, though beat writer Keith Pompey reports that the Sixers aren’t concerned and in fact expected this issue to pop up.

    He adds that the team is more focused on getting Embiid’s conditioning back up to snuff. You can see where the Sixers are coming from, given that most people who undergo a knee procedure aren’t expected to be pain-free in relatively short order, let alone one who plays basketball for a living. It means that Embiid will be given his share of rest and maintenance days as the season goes on. His owners knew what the deal would be when they drafted him, but it is a little discouraging that his knee is still a bother. He’ll be an elite option whenever he plays. You’ll just need to be diligent about checking the injury report.

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