After going missing for nearly three weeks¿ due to COVID-19, Philadelphia 76ers Super star Joel Embiid maybe back to the lineup as soon as Saturday against Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid has been “increase” His condition this week for a return, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, is certainly great news for the Sixers.
Embiid tested positive for COVID-19 on November 8, joining a number of other Sixers players who have been in line with the league’s health and safety protocols. Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe All missed time due to the virus, but Embiid’s absence was most felt for being the team’s anchor at both ends of the deck. While Embiid was recovering from COVID-19, the Sixers led 2-6 in his absence and sat in ninth in the Eastern Conference. They face the Warriors on Wednesday night with their big man sidelined.
Bringing Embiid back would be huge for a Sixers team that has been destroyed over the past few weeks. Seth curry Currently suffering from a back injury, which has caused him to miss a game. Danny Green Facing a hamstring injury, Harris only returned from his COVID-19 match only to be slowed down by a hip injury. After that, still Ben Simmons saga for which there is no closer solution.
But despite all those injuries, the Sixers are still on the ground with a 10-8 record, thanks to a record of starting the season 8-2. Before Embiid was sidelined, the Sixers were proud of NBAis the top foul, and is leading the league 39.4% from deep.
When Embiid returns, however, he will return to a team that has not had a good result without him, as offense has dropped to 15th in the league in his absence. But his output this season (21.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, four assists), is sure to give Philadelphia a much-needed boost on both sides of the ring.