Wednesday, August 17 2022

Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid has not played in a game since Nov. 6 against the Chicago Bulls on the road. He is set to miss his ninth game in a row on Wednesday after he tested positive for COVID-19 back on Nov. 8.

The Sixers have struggled without their star leader, but there is optimism that Embiid is going to return on Saturday when the team returns home from a long 6-game road trip.

Philadelphia is set to take on Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Shams Charania of The Athletic and The Stadium reports Embiid is targeting that game as a return.

For all of their struggles without the star big man, the Sixers still have a shot at an impressive 3-3 road trip if they can find a way to knock off the NBA-best Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. It would be a nice way to end the trip and then welcome Embiid back to the lineup on Saturday when they return home against Minnesota.

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