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Michael Kaskey-Blomain

Michael is ESPN 97.3's Philadelphia 76ers Insider. He has covered the Sixers for a variety of outlets - including Philly.com, ESPN, and FanSided - since 2009. In addition to covering the Sixers, Michael is a National NBA Writer with 247Sports. He trusts the process. You can follow Michael on Twitter @therealmikekb
Joel Embiid
According to Sixers coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid (foot) is on track to play in preseason games. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sixers Should Shut Down Joel Embiid for Rest of Season

Though it may not be a popular decision among the ticket-purchasing public, the Sixers should officially shut down rookie center Joel Embiid for the remainder of the ’16-17 season...

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Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons
Teams around the league have reportedly been re-engaging with the 76ers on a Nerlens Noel trade. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The ‘Should the Sixers Trade Nerlens Noel?’ Flow Chart

With the NBA's 2017 trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Philadelphia 76ers - and General Manager Bryan Colangelo specifically - are facing a couple of difficult decisions regarding their current crop of players.

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Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid had successful minor arthroscopic surgery to address a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday. (Mike Ehrmann, getty images)
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Joel Embiid Looking Like, Learning from a Legend Early On

Over the first twenty-plus games of his young NBA career, Joel Embiid has looked like a versatile big man with the potential to dominate for decades.

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Philadelphia 76ers v Dallas Mavericks
Richaun Holmes of the Sixers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Richaun Holmes Needs More Minutes

While Joel Embiid has dominated the vast majority of Sixers-centric headlines this season – and rightfully so – another Sam Hinkie disciple– Richaun Holmes – has been quietly turning heads during his second season.

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Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons
The 76ers are sending Nerlens Noel to Dallas for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a first-round draft pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. (B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Has Nerlens Noel Played His Last Game with the 76ers

Once thought of as a potential part of Philadelphia’s future foundation, it is possible that we have already seen Nerlens Noel’s last game as a Sixer. This is simply conjecture at this point, but considering the current circumstances, it is not too far-fetched to think that Noel may never play another game for Philadelphia.

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