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Hard to say, this Embiid rumor might just be a smokescreen to draft OK4 and get more value out of him in a trade. Embiid has apparently practiced and had great workouts for many months now, nothing stops him from playing basketball. And this health update was very vague and timed strangely just before the draft...and they said they'll get clearer info on Embiid soon after the draft. He's not injured and nothing says he needs surgery...Embid might be out for another season.
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like really, this might mean he's not 100% but 95% where he's supposed to be in terms of healing, according to some doctor's evaluation. And the reason why Philly makes so much noise about it is to draft another big man and trade him for value. Or maybe just draft Porzingis for keeps and think how to sell it for the fanbase (although this I don't believe as they're eating out of Hinkie's palm already, he's given them hope).“As part of the conservative approach focused on the long-term health, recovery and care of Joel, we have been closely monitoring his progress, regularly evaluating his status and adjusting our plans accordingly.
“Recently, Joel and Sixers personnel traveled to Los Angeles for a series of routine exams with a number of physicians who have been actively involved throughout this process. During his visit with Dr. Richard Ferkel, a standard CT scan on Joel’s right foot revealed less healing than anticipated at this point.
“Our priority remains providing Joel with every opportunity to ensure he has a long and successful NBA career, and as such, these findings cause us to pause and reassess his current activities. Together with Joel and his representatives, we will continue to consult with the experienced team of doctors who have been an integral part of his evaluations, while also engaging in dialogue with a broader set of experts and specialists.
“Discussions regarding the appropriate next steps are currently ongoing and we will share an update once it becomes available.”