Joel Embiid Isn’t Playing Against The Pacers For A Strangely Specific Reason

11.08.16 4 weeks ago 2 Comments

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The 2016-17 NBA season is only a few weeks old, but Joel Embiid has already emerged as one of the most entertaining aspects of the season. The versatile, shockingly nimble, and supremely talented big man is finally playing in his first real games of his career and he’s been just as delightful on the court as he is on Twitter. Or on the dance floor. He’s just as likely to dunk on someone as he is to hit a long three-pointer, cross over a dubious center, swat away a few LeBron attempts at the rim, or do something extremely Dream-esque like this:

As such a prized jewel, the Sixers are being extra cautious with Embiid and his seemingly fragile foot, limiting his minutes each night and apparently his long term workload as well, as evidenced by his latest appearance on the team’s injury report. The Sixers announced Embiid won’t even be traveling to their next game in Indiana against the Pacers for something called “load management.”

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