Atlantic Notes: Embiid, Fultz, Caboclo, Hornacek, Ntilikina

Joel Embiid gave the Sixers a glimpse of the impact he could have on the court last season, averaging 20.2 PPG and 7.8 RPG. However, injuries once again limited Embiid as he appeared in just 31 games due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. During a media lunch. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown discussed their oft-injured forward and gave contradicting statements, Mike Sielski of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes.

Brown said that Embiid has yet to play in a five-on-five scenario but also added the team will “soon” know if and when he will do so. Then, Brown and Colangelo refused to give a clearer update on Embiid’s future in terms of his involvement — or lack thereof — in training camp or the preseason. Then, Colangelo provided a statement that contradicted itself within seconds.

“It’s not about being ready for the first practice or the first game,” Colangelo said. “And he will be out there on the first practice and the first game. The question is how much, how little, if at all.”

Embiid is not the only injured Sixer as last year’s first overall pick, Ben Simmons, is also looking to return to full health.

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3 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Embiid, Fultz, Caboclo, Hornacek, Ntilikina

  1. Aircool

    I don’t think Colangelo’s statement is contradictory. I think he’s saying that it’s not about Embiid being fully fit to participate in the first practice and game(s). It seems like he’s saying that he will be there, but the only issue at hand is going to be to what extent, and when he’s recovered.

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    • Aircool

      Although, that “if at all” at the end… Maybe that’s him mis-speaking, but I think the message is clear.

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      • x%sure

        I followed THE [same thought] PROCESS and probably the writer did too.
        But in the end, Colangelo lost his train of cliches!

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