Joel Embiid will not play tonight.
The Sixers center was officially ruled “out” around 6:30 p.m., one hour after he was deemed “probable.” Six hours prior, he was said to be “questionable” for the contest.
So if you’re keeping track, he went from questionable, to probable, to out, in a span of less than eight hours.
He looked fine in warm-ups from what I saw, shooting some baskets and dancing around a bit:
Embiid pregame pic.twitter.com/Hd0pWC5xAs
— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) December 21, 2017
Trevor Booker WILL play tonight, so there’s that. Jerryd Bayless gets the nod for the injured JJ Redick.
Your starting lineups:
Embiid looked perfectly fine in the 30mins I watched. Fascinating. pic.twitter.com/EHZaXpWT8n
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) December 21, 2017