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Joel Embiid | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
Contract: view contract details

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Joel Embiid (right foot surgery) has no timetable but he's "doing great," according to 76ers coach Brett Brown.
Embiid recently met for a second time with Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who resurrected his own career after three foot surgeries. "[Embiid] is doing fantastically in his mind," Brown said. "There is a real progression, I think, in his maturity and his seriousness to understand truly what needs to be done for him ... to get back on the court." It's encouraging to hear that Embiid is doing well, but there's no reason to stash him in re-draft leagues. Nov 19 - 1:49 AM

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Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said Joel Embiid (foot) is ahead of schedule.

In an attempt to build positive PR, the Sixers have now increased both the pressure and expectation for Embiid to perform. "Our doctors are saying it’s going ahead of schedule, but at the end of the day we know we have to show you and not just tell you," O'Neil said. Despite the new dose of optimism—if you want to call it that—there is nothing to suggest Embiid will play a single second in 2015-16.
Source: CSN Philly
Nov 2 - 10:33 AM

The 76ers exercised their team option on Joel Embiid (foot) for the 2016-17 season.

Embiid will not play this season but the 76ers are hopeful that his foot will respond well to his latest bone graft surgery. Embiid is simply a stash in dynasty formats for now.
Oct 30 - 11:20 AM

Coach Brett Brown said the Joel Embiid (foot) report from Friday morning had portions that are "wildly inaccurate."

Brown also said he had "no idea" what the report was talking about when it mentioned the team wanted to keep Embiid away from Las Vegas for Summer League. The team is "treating it as noise" and mentioned he looked in shape.
Oct 16 - 6:53 PM

According to Brian Geltzeiler of The Cauldron, the 76ers had a difficult time making sure Joel Embiid (foot) wore his walking boot prior to his second surgery.

According to Geltzeiler, "The simple task of getting Embiid to consistently wear his walking boot was a challenge for the franchise, and multiple sources suggested that some people in Philadelphia’s front office wonder whether a second surgery would have been necessary if Embiid had worn the boot as much as he was told to." Geltzeiler also mentions that Embiid has struggled to maintain a proper diet and that he has had some serious maturity issues including an incident in which he physically threatened his strength coach. Embiid is targeting a return for the 2016-17 season, but this report doesn't exactly bode well for his future and it will be interesting to see if any new details leak out.
Oct 16 - 10:31 AM

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie expects Joel Embiid (foot) to be in a cast for a few more weeks.

Hinkie also added that Embiid "can't do range of motion or weight-bearing" with his foot. Embiid's foot is a huge concern, but hopefully we will see him during the 2016-17 season if his recovery goes well.
Sep 30 - 12:23 PM

Brett Brown admitted concern over Joel Embiid's foot injury.

"It remains a worry to all of us -- how can it not be? But it doesn't bump me off path to say anything else other than that I believe in the path that we have all put ourselves on," Brown said. With nothing guaranteed in regards to Embiid's future, the Sixers have to be hopeful that a second surgery allows Embiid to finally, eventually take the court.
Sep 14 - 9:40 AM

Joel Embiid did not re-break the navicular bone in his right foot, according to GM Sam Hinkie.

The initial reports out of Philadelphia were that Embiid had experienced "less healing than anticipated," but a later report indicated that Embiid had indeed re-broken his navicular bone. According to Hinkie, who describes himself as a "nightmare in the doctor's office" due to the amount of questions he asks, the doctors told him Embiid would have been in "a shocking amount of pain" if he did re-break the bone in his foot, which was not the case. Either way, Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season, so there's no reason to draft him in any league.
Aug 25 - 5:15 PM

The 76ers are hoping Joel Embiid will be ready to play in October 2016, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

That sounds about right. While Embiid is expected to miss 5-8 months with his foot surgery, there is no way he's going to play this season. Embiid's career is in jeopardy and he is really going to have to improve his work ethic.
Aug 21 - 2:08 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) told head coach Brett Brown that he has grown two more inches.

While this hasn't been verified yet, Embiid is noticeably taller than Jahlil Okafor who is listed at 6'11", so this report does carry some weight. This would mean that Embiid now has a 7'2" frame, which is just another reason why it's so tough to see him dealing with such a difficult injury. Embiid is expected to miss the entie 2015-16 after recently undergoing bone graft surgery on his foot, but we will follow his progress every step of the way.
Aug 21 - 1:41 PM

General manager Sam Hinkie said Joel Embiid's recovery from foot surgery is expected to be 5-8 months, but he is fully expected to miss the 2015-16 season.

His timetable was a lot less last season and he still didn't play. Plain and simple, fantasy owners should not be drafting Embiid this season in redraft leagues.
Aug 19 - 3:05 PM

Joel Embiid reportedly delayed his bone graft procedure in order to go over all of his options in dealing with the stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot.

All accounts are that the surgery was a success, and Embiid's surgeon said after the procedure that the bone "has been put in a great position to support full recovery." Foot injuries for big men can be tricky, and this is the same injury that derailed Yao Ming and Bill Walton's careers. However, Michael Jordan dealt with and recovered fully from a broken navicular bone without requiring surgery back in 1985, so it's not necessarily all doom-and-gloom for the No. 3 overall selection of the 2014 NBA draft. Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season, so he's not someone to target on draft day.
Aug 19 - 11:39 AM

The surgeon who operated on Joel Embiid's fractured navicular bone reported after Tuesday's surgery that the "bone's integrity was even better than expected."

"[The bone] has been put in a great position to support full recovery," wrote Dr. Martin O'Malley. "Visual inspection suggested good vascularity of the bone. We replaced two existing screws and performed a bone graft of the site using bone from his hip." It's nice to hear some encouraging news regarding Embiid, but he faces a lengthy recovery and is still expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season.
Aug 18 - 9:36 PM

Joel Embiid reportedly underwent bone graft surgery to repair the navicular bone in his right foot on Tuesday, and he will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season.

Unfortunately for Embiid, the navicular bone is in the midfoot that forms a keystone of the arch on the inner aspect of the foot, and it can sometimes be resistant to healing despite surgical intervention. It is the same injury that derailed Yao Ming and Bill Walton's careers, which is why the 76ers are going to be extremely cautious in Embiid's recovery, and it's very unlikely he suits up at all next season. As always, we'll be tracking Embiid's progress each step of the way, but for fantasy purposes, he can be ignored in all leagues this upcoming season.
Aug 18 - 4:38 PM

Joel Embiid's foot was excluded from his contract's insurance policy because it was deemed a pre-existing injury.

That means the Sixers will be paying Embiid out of their pocket entirely vs. recouping some of the money through insurance. Embiid is expected to have his second surgery on Tuesday, and we'll have another update on his condition when one is available.
Source: ESPN
Aug 17 - 9:41 AM

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