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Friday / May 24.
  • ‘Legitimate Chance’ Joel Embiid Could Miss the Entire NBA Season

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    EmbiidThere is a “legitimate chance” Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid¬†could miss the entire 2015-16 NBA season after suffering a setback in the recovery from surgery on the stress fracture on his right foot, according to a report from Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

    A source also told SNY.tv that Embiid could miss as many as four months.

    “The Jones fracture is not improving,” a second source said.

    Embiid was the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Kansas.

    “Our priority remains providing Joel with every opportunity to ensure he has a long and successful NBA career,” Sixers GM Sam Hinkie said Saturday, per the Inquirer. “. . . We will continue to consult with the experienced team of doctors who have been an integral part of his evaluation, while also engaging in dialogue with a broader set of experts and specialists.”

    The Inquirer reported that Embiid’s status won’t impact the Sixers’ draft pick at No. 3 and that they will still take the best player available.

    DraftExpress.com projects the Sixers taking Latvian 7-footer Kristaps Porzingis at No. 3.
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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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