EMBIID OUT INDEFINITELY
Joel Embiid’s rookie of the year campaign is officially on hold. The Philadelphia 76ers announced Monday that Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014 who missed the first two seasons of his career while recovering from two foot surgeries, will be out indefinitely with swelling in his left knee. He didn’t take part in Monday’s shoot-around and is scheduled to have an MRI. The star center, who has emerged as a fan favorite and face of the franchise for a Sixers team that has taken a significant step forward this season, hasn’t played since Jan. 27 — a 32-point, seven-rebound, four-assist outing against the Houston Rockets — because of these lingering knee issues ( bone bruise, minor meniscus tear). He has missed 16 of Philadelphia’s last 17 games. Last week, Sixers GM
Bryan Colangelo said the team should have been more clear when giving updates on Embiid’s status instead of listing him day-to-day.
76ers center Joel Embiid, a rookie of the year candidate, has missed 16 of the team’s last 17 games because of swelling in his left knee.