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    Report: Joel Embiid rebroke the navicular bone in his right foot.

    Iím not a doctor, but this sounds like trouble.

    The Sixers drafted Joel Embiid at No. 3 a year ago despite foot a foot injury, one which led to a surgery that put two screws in his navicular bone. That bone is on the inside of the foot near the top and helps connect the ankle bone to the rest of the foot. The Sixers were patient with Embiidís recovery, not pushing him to return.

    Then this summer he re-injured his foot. The Philadelphia Inquirer now reports he rebroke the same bone.

    Of course, there is the impending surgery on Joel Embiidís right foot, which should be any day. Sources have confirmed to the Daily News that the navicular bone in his right foot was rebroken.

    Ugh.

    Again, Iím no doctor but a bone breaking that has a couple screws in it already is not good news.

    Embiid is again expected to miss the entire NBA season recovering. Itís fair to start wondering if this is all career threatening.
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...ight-foot-ugh/

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    Smart move taking Okafor.
    Go Knicks!

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    Feel bad for the kid.

    Don't feel bad for Philly.

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    Haha Yeah sucks for him. Hopefully he recovers...

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    It sucks for Embiid, but being a 7 footer with foot, back and knee injuries before he enters the NBA needs to be a huge red flag for teams, as those are the 3 worst injuries for bigs. I don't know if he can still be the same player we thought he could be. He can still be good, just not the Hakeem/Stoudemire combo he was looking like. Philly sucked for an entire year to draft him, that's tough for the fans to swallow if he's not playing in next year summer league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDean89:30177781
    It sucks for Embiid, but being a 7 footer with foot, back and knee injuries before he enters the NBA needs to be a huge red flag for teams, as those are the 3 worst injuries for bigs. I don't know if he can still be the same player we thought he could be. He can still be good, just not the Hakeem/Stoudemire combo he was looking like. Philly sucked for an entire year to draft him, that's tough for the fans to swallow if he's not playing in next year summer league.
    Any knowledgeable fan knows they were screwing up when they got him. They drafted two damaged goods Bigs in consecutive years. One is risky, two is just plain stupidity.

    It's like taking Sam Bowie one year then taking Greg Oden the next.

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    christ did you just compare Noel to Bowie while calling him damaged goods? damn i knew you hated the Sixers but at least use some logic man. Also no one here is losing sleep about missing out on Grodon, Exum, Randle, etc, Embiid was 100% worth the risk and we also tanked for Wiggins not Embiid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Starks View Post
    Any knowledgeable fan knows they were screwing up when they got him. They drafted two damaged goods Bigs in consecutive years. One is risky, two is just plain stupidity.

    It's like taking Sam Bowie one year then taking Greg Oden the next.


    Damaged goods is taking the #1 pick in the 2013 draft pre-injury in Noel after an ACL injury..A terrible career threatening injury

    With Embiid you HAVE to take him at #3 when you miss out on Wiggins/Parker. He is a freak of nature athlete with the potential to be one of the most fluid bigs we've ever seen on a basketball court.

    Everyone likes to run with media reports that come out with these "sources"..We don't know if he broke the bone in the same exact place or how severe the re-break is (Obviously he has to get surgery regardless). Let's wait for the actual information to come in before we make claims. It's definitely not bright news for his future, but we have cases on both spectrums of it working out and not working out.

    The fact that he's still extremely young/growing and that they'll be transferring healthy bone with the bone graft surgery works in his favor. Big Z suffered through the same type of injury and he's not half the athlete that Embiid is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Starks View Post
    Any knowledgeable fan knows they were screwing up when they got him. They drafted two damaged goods Bigs in consecutive years. One is risky, two is just plain stupidity.

    It's like taking Sam Bowie one year then taking Greg Oden the next.
    You know your Sam Bowie point only matters if you can tell me who the Michael Jordan was. I mean that is the reason Sam Bowie is relevant. So.....waiting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Starks View Post
    Any knowledgeable fan knows they were screwing up when they got him. They drafted two damaged goods Bigs in consecutive years. One is risky, two is just plain stupidity.

    It's like taking Sam Bowie one year then taking Greg Oden the next.
    Who would have been a better pick? When your as bad as the Sixers you have to take BPA and that draft sucked outside the top 3. It was a risk and it hasn't paid off but it was still the right move.

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    He's done. He will never be a star and that sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgersuck View Post
    Who would have been a better pick? When your as bad as the Sixers you have to take BPA and that draft sucked outside the top 3. It was a risk and it hasn't paid off but it was still the right move.
    I know sixers fans are trying to look at the brighter side here, but let's calm down with all this talk. That draft was always considered deep. There are potential all stars or all star level players outside the top 3. Let's wait a couple of years before claiming they all suck, because I'd bet you'll be proven wrong.

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    thats what you get for purposly tanking
    Quote Originally Posted by NYSpirit1 View Post
    The Knicks were never this bad of a team. They always have been a 48-50 win team stuck in what was a 21-40 team's body.

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    Doesn't really suck for him too bad. He's made probably $6-8M and never played a game.

    Shouldn't suck for Philly management because they understood the risks.

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    Yikes.

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