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.
Sources: There’s optimism 76ers star Joel Embiid will return on Saturday vs. Minnesota following a three-week absence due to COVID-19. Embiid has been ramping up this week. If unable on Saturday, second game of home stand (Monday vs. Orlando) is possible.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 24, 2021
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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Source: Yahoo Sports