Day: February 27, 2019

  • Knee soreness isn’t a major issue, but it is a major red flag for Philly fans. It should be a scary sign that Joel Embiid’s return for Saturday hangs in the balance of a single evaluation. Embiid has been out since the All-Star break. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t for the type of injury he’s dealing with. Over the years, the Kansas product has been injury prone, especially in the lower half of his body. This injury wouldn’t be that significant if it wasn’t a part of a long injury history for the 7-foot center. The Sixers need him to push past the other Eastern Conference powerhouses. Fans will have to watch Thursday night’s game against Oklahoma City without Embiid as he reports to physical therapy. He will also be evaluated prior to Saturday’s game against Golden State. This evaluation will determine if fans get to see the powerhouse match-up they’ve been waiting for, Embiid vs Cousins. Watching two centers battle it out is truly a thing of beauty, especially when the two teams playing could very likely meet again in June. Injuries can’t stop Embiid from being the center of the basketball world: Who will step up until Embiid’s return? If it isn’t obvious to most fans, Philly doesn’t have much depth at center. Luckily the team acquired the 7’3 Boban Marjanovic before the trade deadline. The only problem is Marjanovic is also suffering from an injury. After an MRI earlier this week, doctors concluded that he was only suffering from a contusion. The contusion, or bone bruise, is on his knee which is not a great injury for somebody so tall. Going forward, he will most likely be recovering from injury until Embiid’s return. This means there is one center left on the team...