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Joel Embiid, the No.3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft has yet to play an NBA game after dominating at Kansas. The Sixers future depends greatly on the rehab and development of Embiid.
The latest report coming out is horrible news for the Sixers. Embiid has suffered a setback in his rehab on his injured right foot and could miss another full season.
76ers center Joel Embiid may not be available to play at the start of the NBA season after the latest setback in the healing of his right foot, an NBA source said Sunday. There’s also a legitimate chance that the 7-footer could miss the entire season.
Another source, an Eastern Conference executive, said Sunday that the 76ers’ rebuilding plan is doomed if Embiid is unable to remain healthy or play at a high level.
“He was their guy,” said the executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They were hoping he was a franchise player. If he’s not a franchise player, their whole plan is gone. . . . If Embiid can’t play or if he can’t reach a superstar level, their plan is really in trouble.”