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Joel Embiid | Center

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

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Head coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid has continued to look good in pre-game workouts and that he is headed in the right direction.
"He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court, into reduced weight - his body weight is going down," Brown said. "It's a good sign that you're feeling pretty good about yourself. How about that, you see him drenched in sweat, he takes his shirt off. All fantastic signs that his needle is pointing in the right direction. We're trying to set the stage for a great summer. He sees that his reward will be summer league and trying to get ready for playing basketball again. He's most definitely heading in the right direction." The 76ers obviously aren't going to risk playing Embiid this season, but hopefully we will get a good chance to evaluate him during the summer. Outside of keeper leagues, leave Embiid on the wire. Mar 25 - 9:11 AM

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Sixers' head coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid's (foot) weight is down, and he has increased the length of his workouts.

The 76ers have just 12 games remaining on their schedule, and there have been no signs indicating that Embiid will return to the court at any point this season. Will continue to track Embiid's recovery closely, but he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 24 - 2:24 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) is out of his walking boot, and he is reportedly back on track in his recovery.

"It's healing at the rate that we expected," said head coach Brett Brown of Embiid. "We are just here to report that everything is right on track. There is going to be some discretion that we use in regards to how long we decide to work him out. We've got to be smart with trying to get his weight down and his conditioning up." Embiid will remain sidelined for the 2014-15 season, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 12 - 2:51 PM

Coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid (foot) is right on track, according to a doctor.

He is cleared for 60-minute workouts and can dunk now. Embiid gave the 76ers quite a scare when he suffered what was called a "minor setback" and visited a doctor. For now, it looks like Embiid will be ready for next season. We'll be tracking him the entire offseason.
Mar 11 - 5:21 PM

Head coach Brett Brown explained during a recent interview that the 76ers’ decision to put Joel Embiid (foot) back in his walking boot was more of a precautionary move than anything else.

"It is a minor thing. It's so precautionary," said Brown. "When [Joel] said 'I feel a little soreness', our first reaction is to go back to square one and go back to the boot. When you speak to doctors and people that do this all the time, they say it's quite normal. It's part of the recovery of an injury that you will experience some soreness from time to time." All signs are pointing towards Embiid sitting out the entire 2014-15 season, and he can remain on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 10 - 2:34 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) is scheduled to have a doctor visit following a reported setback to his right foot.

It's not known if this appointment was already scheduled or if it was made following the report of a "minor setback" on Monday which may explain why he was in a walking boot. Even with all of the Philly losses, this is by far the worst news of their season if Embiid did indeed suffer any sort of structural damage.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 9 - 8:36 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) suffered a "minor setback" to his right foot.

Uh oh. Considering he hasn't played all season and had a massive injury red flag heading into the draft, it's hard to categorize this as minor. Embiid has been doing some work in practice and has been doing work in layup lines with some work in pick-and-roll sets. Although, his coach called it "reckless" for him to play in games this year because of the risk-reward factor. Hopefully everything with Embiid is fine and the 76ers will likely have to answer several more questions about this issue going forward.
Mar 9 - 5:12 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) was wearing a walking boot on Sunday for protective reasons.

To be clear, he did not have a setback to his foot. That said, the 99 percent chance of Embiid not playing this season probably moves to about 99.99 percent. He was doing some through-the-leg dunks in warmups last week and should be ready for 2015-16. Embiid will be one of the top-five most interesting players to watch this offseason and hopefully he'll go to summer league.
Mar 9 - 2:45 PM

Head coach Brett Brown said it would be misleading to say anything promising about Embiid playing this season.

This all but assures what we already knew, and the 76ers have no reason to risk his health as they continue to rebuild towards the future. Embiid is loaded with potential, but there is no question that he carries a lot of injury risk. Outside of keeper leagues, Embiid can be left on the wire.
Feb 28 - 10:07 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) was taking mid-range shots and working on his inside moves during practice on Thursday.

While Embiid is unlikely to play during the 2014-15 season, this is good news for the 20-year-old's dynasty owners as he's been steadily progressing through his rehab. Despite the good news for owners in dynasty leagues, fantasy owners in standard leagues can continue to leave the big man on the waiver wire.
Feb 19 - 12:45 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) denied a report that he currently weighs 300 lbs.

"I don't weigh that," he said. Additionally, a team source told CSN Philly that Embiid's "maximum weight" has been 275 lbs. There's no doubt that Embiid's weight has been a concern with him being largely sedentary, and sources also told CSN Philly that Embiid has "expressed his frustrations with multiple people on the staff when working out this season." That's normal for a 20-year-old learning to navigate his way through the NBA.
Source: CSN Philly
Jan 19 - 10:36 AM

Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization.

He reportedly came out of Kansas weighing 250 pounds, and he is now said to be around 300 pounds. To make matters worse, it is now understood that he was sent home from a West Coast road trip after an altercation with assistant strength coach James Davis. This news is definitely troubling for the 76ers, but Embiid is still very young and it's too early to throw in the towel on a player yet to play a game in the NBA. He is still highly doubtful to play this season as he recovers from foot surgery, but this is definitely a story worth monitoring closely.
Jan 18 - 9:38 AM

The 76ers are working with Joel Embiid (foot) to improve his conditioning as he recovers from foot surgery.

Embiid had been traveling with the team, but the Sixers have decided to have him stay home and work on his conditioning. him "The challenge is always going to be, physically, to make sure we get him streamlined and thin — as thin as his frame can hold up," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "That's our focus right now — zeroing in on his health and diet." Embiid is likely to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season, so can be safely left off fantasy rosters outside of dynasty leagues.
Jan 6 - 10:31 AM

Joel Embiid is no longer traveling with the 76ers on their current road trip in order to speed up his recovery process.

"Joel has all the resources that he needs back in Philadelphia," coach Brett Brown said. "It's more of a structured, stable environment where he has the machines that he can lift on, the people that he can see, team-doctor-wise. He's at an interesting stage of his recovery." Embiid is making excellent progress in his recovery, and the 76ers are doing everything they can to improve his health. However, he is still not expected to return this season and won't be worth owning outside of dynasty leagues. We will continue to track his progress very closely and pass along updates as needed.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) was seen shooting free throws at Thursday's practice.

Embiid has been present at Sixers' practice for the last two weeks and has been allowed to shoot free throws and standstill shots. He still has several steps to go in his rehab from offseason foot surgery, however, and isn't expected to play in 2014-15, so he only belongs on dynasty league fantasy rosters right now.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:50:00 PM

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