Joel Embiid is noted in the NBA hardcourt for not having played a single regular-season minute after inking a deal. The injury-prone big man was drafted third-overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014.
The 76ers’ management may have reached the end of their tolerance for the once finalist of the Naismith College Player of the Year as cited by Sports Illustrated. Their grievance though does not take into account the player’s history of being a magnet for injuries but Embiid’s “rebellious” temperament in dealing with his “foot” injury.
It has been put forward that the Cameroon-born athlete’s constant neglect of not wearing his medically prescribed walking boot could have triggered the need for a second surgery on his right foot.
Embiid was stated to have played hoops during the Las Vegas summer camp in the absence of his required boot. The 7’0 rim protector even had locked horns with a 76ers strength coach and training staff.
This current state will once again put the 2014’d “Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year” on another road to recovery for the upcoming 2015-2016 season of the NBA.
The Kansas stand-out was the early front-runner for the top pick in the face of all the warning signs erected by various teams not just due to a foot issue but also to an ailing back problem.
Prior to this debacle, it has been mentioned by Liberty Ballers that Embiid’s name came into view during last February’s trade deadline. The 76ers as reported were willing to sit it out on their prized possession for a top pick in the draft.
Despite all the recent flak Joel Embiid has generated, the Boston Celtics is in consideration of reeling in the center as the rebuilding team is beefing-up their line-up. It also included their interest on the Atlanta Hawks power forward Al Horford as reported by Franchise Herald.
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