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  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson (rest) will not suit up for the Sixers on Tuesday after being given the night off for rest purposes.

    Hot off a 34-point explosion, Richardson will join Joel Embiid (ankle) and Ben Simmons (knee) on the sidelines. This is a drag for those rostering Richardson given his most recent outing. The Sixers could also be without Al Horford (knee) and Tobis Harris (ankle) and so their rotation is going to be a bit of a lucky dip.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left ankle) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    As expected, Embiid will not suit up for the Sixers on Tuesday, leaving them very short-handed. There is optimism the injury is not too serious and that he will back on the floor sooner rather than later. Al Horford (knee) stands to gain the most in the short-term, although he is questionable himself.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    After heading to the locker room six minutes into Sunday's contest vs. the Blazers, the Sixers have confirmed Joel Embiid (left ankle) will not return.

    Not good. The Sixers already lost Ben Simmons (left knee) this week, and Embiid was all set to post first-round value. The injury-prone Embiid is now facing a murky situation, and with the Sixers safely in the playoffs at this point, it would be foolish to rush him back from the injury. Embiid just needs to be game-ready when the playoffs begin, but that's not going to do much for restart leagues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid appeared to tweak his ankle on Sunday and went back to the locker room.

    Embiid tried to shake it off but ultimately went to the back for further examination. It doesn't look serious but you can bet the Sixers will exercise maximum caution here. We'll keep you posted as more news becomes available.

    Source: Kellan Oslon on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid carried the Sixers on Friday, finishing the victory over the Wizards with 23 points (7-of-18 FG, 0-of-2 3PT), 13 boards and an assist in 37 minutes.

    Embiid's volume was up in the absence of Ben Simmons (left knee), but he still scored the fewest amount of points in a game since arriving in Orlando. With Simmons out, Embiid will be the primary source of offense for the Sixers as they continue to battle through the rest of their seeding games.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid was too much for the Wizards to handle on Wednesday pummeling them for 30 points (11-of-20 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) and 11 rebounds, along with three assists, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

    Embiid simply could not be contained in the paint, which was good for him because he missed both shot attempts from beyond the 3-point arc. Nonetheless, this was an example of a solid monster-game from one the league's elite big men today. Expect him to abuse "easy" matchups like this every night.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid led the Sixers in scoring opn Monday with 27 points on 9-of-17 shooting to go with nine boards, five dimes and a steal.

    Embiid went 9-for-12 from the line. Nothing has changed in the bubble for Embiid as he continues to draw free throws at one of the highest rates in the league. He's been the best Sixers player in the bubble which comes as a surprise to no one. Expect more from The Process as they take on the Wizards on Wednesday.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid bullied the Pacers on Saturday, scoring 41 points (15-of-23 from the floor) with 21 rebounds and three blocks in 34 minutes.

    Embiid did all he could to get the Sixers the victory but was out-dueled by T.J. Warren's 53 points for the Pacers. Embiid's fantasy stats should benefit from Shake Milton replacing Al Horford in the starting lineup. Although Shake Milton had a rough night (zero points, three assists and five fouls in 19 minutes), Horford coming off the bench will boost Embiid's rebounding numbers and open up more space in the paint for him.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid is no longer on the injury report due to his right calf, indicating he will be an active participant for the Sixers-Pacers bout on Saturday.

    Embiid presumably responded well to those full practices he took part in earlier in the week. Embiid says he paced himself specifically for the end of the season this year, and now is the time that freshness would hypothetically pay off for the unstoppable big man. As is always the case with Embiid, it is easier said than done, but it sounds like he is all systems go for Saturday's re-opener as the Sixers attempt to finally find some chemistry this season.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (right calf tightness) will join his teammates for Thursday's practice.

    Embiid appears to be ready for the team's first meaningful game on Saturday after missing the last two scrimmage games but it will be important to monitor how he responds after logging a full practice. We should learn more on Friday.

    Source: Derek Bodner on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Brett Brown expects Joel Embiid (right calf tightness) to play in Saturday's re-opener.

    Embiid has missed the last two scrimmages, though the Sixers have not expressed any level of concern about his injury. The big man's health or lack thereof has loomed over his career to this point so you can't blame the Sixers for being extra cautious with him in meaningless games. Nothing's ever guaranteed with Embiid until the game has already started, but we wouldn't let this calf issue dissuade you from selecting Embiid within the first 15 picks of your resumption league drafts.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (calf) has been ruled out of Tuesday's scrimmage against the Mavericks, reports Derek Bodner of The Athletic.

    Embiid will miss his second straight game due to the right calf injury, placing some doubt over his availability heading back into the season proper. He is certainly not a stranger when it comes to injuries and the Sixers are not going to take any risks with their franchise center. He should be considered questionable for their season resumption until we hear any further news.

    Source: Derek Bodner on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid is expected to return to practice on Monday after missing Sunday's scrimmage with right calf tightness.

    Although Embiid missed Sunday's scrimmage, the team did not seem too worried about the seriousness of the injury and were being cautious with the big man. No word yet on whether he will suit up for the team's final scrimmage but with a successful practice today it is expected he will play. Glenn Robinson III (hip) and Raul Neto (back) are also expected to return to practice Monday.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    After Sunday's scrimmage, Brett Brown said that he's not concerned about Joel Embiid's bout of right calf tightness.

    Embiid was unable to play on Sunday but this doesn't seem to be serious, and the Sixers have every right to be cautious with Embiid's health. More broadly, this may be the sort of soft tissue injury that teams were worried about with players jumping into action after four months off, in hot and humid Florida no less. Hopefully Embiid is able to play in Philly's final scrimmage and erase all concerns about his availability for the seeding games.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid will sit out Sunday's scrimmage due to right calf discomfort.

    Here we go again? Injuries have pretty much defined Embiid's career to this point, and while we're not going to put too much stock in him missing a scrimmage game, it's definitely not what you'd like to see. Al Horford will move up to start in his place.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter