March 1, 2017, 12:04 pm
The Sixers announced today that Joel Embiid will be out for the rest of the season with a meniscus tear.
Run, don’t walk to get Richaun Holmes wherever he’s available. Jahlil Okafor will also pick up extra minutes but is a far less exciting option as a contributor in only points and rebounds. Holmes’ ability to contribute in multiple categories gives him serious, serious upside- we could be looking at a top-50 caliber player from here on out. Embiid showed flashes of brilliance in his first NBA action but couldn’t shake the injury bug. He’s going to be an interesting name to watch next season as owners will have to weigh his elite production with all the risks.