The 76ers are optimistic that Joel Embiid can recover in time for the playoffs despite his ailment. As the season went on, Joel Embiid, the reigning MVP, struggled with knee issues just as he was starting to have a historic season. Regretfully, he suffered a meniscus injury on January 30, which caused his 29-minute shift against the Golden State Warriors to stop early.
After considering his alternatives for a few days, Embiid made the decision to have the problem surgically fixed. The Sixers intend to reassess the seven-time All-Star four weeks following the procedure, though they do not have a precise timetable for his full recovery.
It’s unclear if Embiid will be able to resume basketball activities in time for a potential postseason run, as the Sixers have not provided any clarification on the matter.
Daryl Morey speaks about Joel Embiid
The Sixers aren’t ruling out the chance that Embiid returns to the court before the 2024 playoffs begin, despite a number of headlines suggesting otherwise. Daryl Morey, President of Basketball Operations for the Sixers, gave a hopeful assessment of the big man’s recuperation on Friday. He said,
“Feedback has been more good than bad since the first we’ve heard about what led to his procedure,” “We’re hopeful, and we’re building the team to make it better this year. Obviously, it’s not 100 percent, but we felt like with Joel playing at an MVP level, we’re hopeful he can get back to that.”
Before the playoffs, the Sixers are almost finished assembling their final roster. They made four transactions on Thursday, sending out players and bringing in Cameron Payne and Buddy Hield.