Joel Embiid to Rest Saturday, Play Sunday
Philadelphia Sixers center Joel Embiid will miss Saturday's game at Cleveland because because he has yet to be cleared to play in back-to-back games, but he will return to the Sixers line-up on Sunday night at New Orleans.
Saturday marks the third time this season the Sixes are playing on back-to-back nights, the Sixers are 1-2 when they have played without Embiid.
Wall is averaging 23.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and two blocks per game. He scored 33 points, with seven rebounds, six assists, a steal and five blocks in 36 minutes during Thursday's 107-104 loss to the Lakers.
The Sixers also has a back-to-back on Dec. 18 and 19, meaning the team could be without him again in two weeks for a game.
Amir Johnson, Richuan Holmes and newcomer Trevor Booker will see more playing time with Embiid out on Saturday in Cleveland.