Surgery for Joel Embiid
Rookie center Joel Embiid will have surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee, no date has been scheduled for the surgery.
"There has been tremendous due diligence, tremendous research," Sixers head coach Brett Brown stated prior to last nights game in Oklahoma City. "I think the club and everybody showed tremendous patience, trying to learn, in fairness to Joel, who has taken a active role in this - as he should. Soon we'll be able to give some finality and more clarity to this news."
This is a similar surgery that teammate Jahlil Okafor had at this time last season, which had him ready for the start of the 2016-2017 season, on a minute restriction.
Embiid finished the season, playing just 31 games, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in just 25.4 minutes per game.