OK I’m Beginning To Think There’s Something To This Whole “Joel Embiid isn’t cleared to play” Thing

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Brett Brown, Bryan Colangelo and his thick, deep collars met with some assembled media today at what appears to be the set where they take product shots for food delivery services and explained to the gathered mass that, fuck no, Joel Embiid isn’t cleared to play 5 -on-5:

“We just left the gym with him running around and getting shots. To be able to tell you specifically what I’m expecting to be able to get out of him next week, I’m not able to do that now.”


Me, watching that video:

Colangelo added that it is too early to tell when Embiid will scrimmage, but that he has not suffered a setback following his knee surgery this spring and that the team is just being overly cautious. It sounds like Embiid will meet with doctors next week.

Still, this feels odd. Why even the hesitation? The meniscus thing is a simple procedure and there’s no reason the Sixers shouldn’t know, for sure, that Embiid is good to go. Again, they’re likely being overly cautious, but this isn’t a group that deserves the benefit of the doubt when it comes to injuries. Anything short of yep, he dunked on Vegan Jah so hard yesterday in a scrimmage that we thought a sewage pipe burst because so many people were screaming “oh shit!” is concerning. Until that happens, I will remain inside my own clothing*, sobbing like a big baby.

More positive outlook: The Sixers are in contract talks with Embiid and are shooting to get something done soon. It is quite possible that Embiid, or his people, don’t want to risk further injury before the pen hits the paper.

*It would be so much easier if I had Bryan Colangelo’s collars.

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  • CSloanMTL September 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    We interrupt the “trust the process, life is great for the 76’ers” with the fact the most important player for them is not cleared to play. The same player who played in 32 games in 3 seasons. Lets salute Hinkie again and not worry about a team being ordained for long term success that has barely played together. Hinkie is great, Joel is funny, the future is amazing, maybe Lebron will come here.

    Seriously, let a team play before identifying them as a powerhouse to take on Boston the next 1o years

    • Kyle's UPS driver September 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      Collar jokes ? Not funny last year, way outdated and less funny this year. You’re ugly and your beard blows. Fake selfie crying video? Didn’t you hire people to write?

  • Coach Heyman September 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Dont forget about Kyle though everybody!!

    • Zizzle September 21, 2017 at 9:06 am

      so true

  • When will the "process" pay off in a championship? September 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    The King of Bling reported the contract angle a month ago.

  • Josh Innes' personal trainer September 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    looks like brett is going for that homeless popovich look

  • Susan September 20, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    this site is awful

  • richard bagg September 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I see Kyle is still doing the 6ers updates…nice job

  • That sux September 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Embiids body doesn’t heal efficiently is my take. It’s one thing after the other. One thing begins to heal something else pops up. He’s gonna be like that one blazer, greg Odom or wuteverdafuq his name is. Which is sad bc embiid is a transcending player.

  • Davis September 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    There have to be planted commenters now right?

  • am I the only one September 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    who just un-bookmarked philly.com when hey put up the paywall?

    • Eric Norris September 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      philly.com is out of my rotation as well.

      • Crazy Joe Davola September 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

        Me three

    • asdf September 21, 2017 at 8:34 am

      Their content was already poor and the last thing I wanted to do was pay for that…

  • Ruh-Roh September 20, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Starting to get a real Bynum vive from this situation

  • A Face for Radio September 20, 2017 at 4:55 pm


  • Tr September 20, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    No f&cking sh*t. Its like you guys don’t remember any history. He will NEVER be healthy and the sixers in turn will not be competitive. Sorry, just deal with it. He’s oden, he’s Yao…

  • You can all go suck Spike's knob September 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Either you believe in the process or you don’t

  • wrongnessmaximus September 21, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Never, Never Ever, draft or trade for a big man with bad wheels. Thanks, Sam Hinkie- you are the gift that keeps on giving.

  • Kyles Obvious OXY Addiction September 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

    The last thing I want in the morning is to wake up and watch a video with your OXY exhausted face Kyle. Get some help.

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