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Atlantic Notes: Embiid, Brown, Johnson

Sixers coach Brett Brown expects Joel Embiid to be ready to play in the preseason, as he tells Zach Lowe of on his podcast (h/t to Rob Tornoe of the Philadelphia Inquirer). “Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction. We’re just very excited,” Brown said. Embiid has yet to play in a game since being drafted with the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Here’s more from the Atlantic Division:

  • Brown feels the Sixers are in a good place as a franchise right now, as he discusses on that same podcast. “There’s a real feel good mentality right now in our city. I think everybody’s starting to get excited,” Brown said. “Obviously, this is just one more phase, one more wave on how we build our program. But we have such fantastic young, talented pieces to try to put that puzzle together. Everybody’s excited here in Philadelphia.”
  • Amir Johnson has established himself as a good defender and if he reaches his ceiling on the defensive end, he could end up making an All-NBA defensive team, A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast Sportsnet argues. Johnson, who signed a two-year, $24MM deal with the Celtics last summer, will be a free agent after the 2016/17 season.
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7 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Embiid, Brown, Johnson

  1. sirbuttsalot


  2. sirbuttsalot

    I think that the cavs should trade Kevin love for Joel Embiid

    • Pihc123

      Everyone is entitled to their own bad opinions. I think Cavs should trade lebron James for Embid

    • atothez

      no tastycakes no deal

  3. Wing-T

    I like amir johnson, and I’m a big C’s fan, but comcast sportsnet and all the local boston media outlets hype the living sh*t out of all our players. Just let be amir johnson be what he is.

    • ryanmcg125

      I agree CSNNE is awful at covering the celtics the hype is to big on all of the players we have some good players but they arent that great

      • jrwhite21

        with the exception of actually covering the Celtics and airing Felger and Mazz, CSNNE is not a quality station

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