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  1. #1
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    Embiid out two more games; dealing with back issues

    First off, I would be posting this for any other decent top 30 player. So before I get reported, realize that I am posting this because it is a major NBA news story. And effects an entire franchise that has mortgaged so much thus far.

    If I wanted to troll this thread I would actually troll it. But I am taking the high road from now on unless provoked.

    Hopefully Philly has a christmas miracle and he is able to play, otherwise the game vs. NYK could lack him or KP

    http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headli...ticleId=493731
    The Philadelphia 76ers are hoping a bit of holiday magic will help fix Joel Embiid‘s back. The forward is dealing with a back injury, but the expectation is that he will be OK in time for the team’s Christmas Day showdown against the New York Knicks.

    That does mean that Embiid is expected to miss a home-and-home against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday and Saturday, a big two-game stretch against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

    Philadelphia is in a bit of a skid, though only a portion of that skid has occurred with Embiid on the shelf. He last played in a barnburner last Friday, a triple-overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at home.


    But a healthy Embiid seems more important than two regular season games, especially after the time he’s missed over the course of his young NBA career. Adrian Wojnarowski reported the injury update on Embiid early Wednesday and said there’s optimism Embiid’s back is better in time for the Sixers’ noon tip against the Knicks.

    Embiid, 23, sat out consecutive losses to Chicago and Sacramento in recent days. The Sixers have lost seven of eight games, dropping to 14-16 on the season.

    Embiid, averaging 24.1 points, 11 rebounds and 1.9 blocks, has emerged as one of the NBA’s most dominant players this season. He missed his first full two seasons with foot injuries and played 31 games in 2016-17.

    Philadelphia is clearly a better team with Embiid healthy, and the league as a whole is more fun when he’s on the court. Every season has its rough patches, and this is clearly a bad stretch for the Sixers, but back issues can be killer for big men. That Philadelphia seems optimistic at all feels like a really good sign here.


    Like Donny Trump is doing for America after a brutal 8 years, I am making PSD Great Again One Post at a time, doe!!

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    You and Embiid have a lot in common now that you're on a minutes restriction too!

    ON3 LAST DANC3

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    I don’t know how this man is going to hold up into his 30s and it’s a damn shame

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    bad knees and now bad back...oh dear


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tp13baby View Post
    I don’t know how this man is going to hold up into his 30s and it’s a damn shame
    People said the same thing about Grant Hill and he had a long career.

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    What a shame. This guy can be great but his health will never let him. If he crashes and burns, It will hurt the Sixers for 5+years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRealist View Post
    People said the same thing about Grant Hill and he had a long career.
    Very true but he was definitely not “Grant Hill drinks Sprite!” He was a decent shell of himself. Really hope Embiid can stay healthy even if it’s a shell.

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    He won’t last more than 5 years. This game takes a tole on him. He’s been playing a lot lately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WaDe03 View Post
    You and Embiid have a lot in common now that you're on a minutes restriction too!
    I know. but I can post on back-to-back days/games. And I won't go two years via a "24 month ban". I mean at that point, they'd probably slap a perma.


    Like Donny Trump is doing for America after a brutal 8 years, I am making PSD Great Again One Post at a time, doe!!

    One Big A-- (8 year) Mistake America. Coincidence? I think not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyRealist View Post
    People said the same thing about Grant Hill and he had a long career.
    People have said the same about a hell of a lot more people that they were right about though. Also, GHill was never the same as the one on the path for greatness, and he's also not anywhere near the size of Embiid.

    It is extremely tough for me to imagine Embiid in the NBA in 10 years time, and in all likelihood we will probably never see his true prime. That's just the ****** reality of a player of his size and injury history.

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    I didn't see this coming
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    My dick is named 'Ewing'.

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    it was shocking that brett brown let him continue in that double overtime loss to the thunder, he was clearly not right. their organization hasn't been the same since Sam left, sad!

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    Washed.

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    I was going to make a post and figured I'd get another ban due to targeting. so I'll just quote a few posts from others

    Quote Originally Posted by tredigs View Post
    Embiid is going to need to sit out 3 weeks after that game.
    Quote Originally Posted by FlashBolt View Post
    Sixers are 1-5 past six games.. I am jumping off the bandwagon. Embiid played 50 minutes last night. We won't be seeing him till next month. He might not even be able to play the ASG... watch him get voted and then have to be replaced.


    Like Donny Trump is doing for America after a brutal 8 years, I am making PSD Great Again One Post at a time, doe!!

    One Big A-- (8 year) Mistake America. Coincidence? I think not.

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    So, let me get this straight... The guy is expected to miss two more regular season games, which would make that only four consecutive games missed. But overall, he'll still have played 23 of 32 possible games, putting him on pace to play about three quarters of the season, or about 59 games.

    Why is that a surprise to anyone, and why is this thread-worthy? If I told Sixers fans before the season that they'd get 31+ minutes of night for 60ish games of Embiid posting stats this impressive, they'd be absolutely ecstatic. Yeah, the guy has back problems, and he may throughout his career. But if he can consistently give them 60-70 games a season plus the playoffs playing this well for 30+ minutes a night, the kid absolutely still has a chance to be a Hall of Famer.

    Can we please just get through a full season of this kid before we totally crap on him for not staying healthy? Given his remarkable talent and everything he's done so far this season, I think he's earned that. And, Giannis, you can hide behind other posters all you want, but posting a thread about Embiid missing four whopping games of basketball is absolutely trolling. You couldn't be more obvious if you tried (which you often do... way too often).


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