July 9, 2016, 12:14 pm
Joel Embiid is still healthy after being cleared for 5-on-5 scrimmages a few weeks ago according to assistant coach Lloyd Pierce.
“We know he’s healthy,” Pierce said. “He’s been in a great spot the past couple of months. He’s just trying to get in basketball conditioning, [work on his] basketball skills, and feel comfortable on the floor.” We’ll need to see him in real game action before signing off on an aggressive posture for owners, but eventually that decision is going to land on our desks. Our initial guess is that he’ll be overdrafted based on name value and pent-up hype.