Joel Embiid out against Magic

With the term “load management” now drawing ire of fans, some current players and the perceived curmudgeons of previous eras, a new term has surfaced, “injury maintenance”. It is this latest tatic, that teams will employ to attempt to rest players and it is the reason the 76ers are claiming as to why center Joel Embiid will not play against the Orlando Magic. Let us see how this attempted Jedi Mind Trick goes over with the NBA as more teams go down this road.

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October 29 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performers pt rb ast Joel EmbiidPHI @ ATL 36 13 5   10-10 ft James HardenHOU vs. OKC 40 3 7   21-22 ft Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. CHO 30 7 6   2 stl , 3 blk Bobby PortisNYK vs. CHI 28 11 2   2 blk Stephen CurryGSW @ NOP 26 3 11   3 stl Jonathan IsaacORL @ TOR 24 7 0   5-7 3-pt B. BogdanovićUTA @ PHO 29 5 2   2 stl Richaun HolmesSAC vs. DEN 24 13 0   2 blk W. CarterCHI @ NYK 20 10 2   3 blk Brandon…

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May 3, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Joel EmbiidPHI vs. TOR 33 10 3 12-13 ft, 5 blk Jimmy ButlerPHI vs. TOR 22 9 9 3 stl Kawhi LeonardTOR @ PHI 33 4 3 Pascal SiakamTOR @ PHI 20 3 1 Tobias HarrisPHI vs. TOR 13 8 5 2 blk Danny GreenTOR @ PHI 13 6 1 J.J. RedickPHI vs. TOR 15 1 1 Ben SimmonsPHI vs. TOR 10 7 7 James EnnisPHI vs. TOR 10 5 1 Marc GasolTOR @ PHI 7 6 2 2 stl,  Yesterday’s Scores Toronto Raptors  95 Philadelphia 76ers  116…

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NBA Recap: March 28, 2019

Top Performers Joel EmbiidPHI vs. BRK 39 13 6 12-16 ft Khris MiddletonMIL vs. LAC 39 9 5 G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. LAC 34 9 5 12-14 ft James HardenHOU vs. DEN 38 6 6 13-14 ft Pascal SiakamTOR @ NYK 31 5 5 DeMar DeRozanSAS vs. CLE 25 2 8 10-12 fg Andre DrummondDET vs. ORL 18 18 4 6 blk Julius RandleNOP vs. SAC 34 10 3 M. RobinsonNYK vs. TOR 19 21 0 2 blk De’Aaron FoxSAC @ NOP 25 5 12 3 stl Yesterday’s Scores Orlando Magic…

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Joel Embiid will miss one week with knee injury

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not be on the court when the team returns to post All-Star action Thursday against the Miami Heat. According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, the team announced that Embiid experienced soreness in his left knee that led to him getting an MRI, which fortunately revealed no structural damage. Embiid will be re-evaluated in a week and he will undergo physical therapy and load management ( whatever that means). Anytime Embiid has to miss a game there is always cause for concern, given his previous injury…

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Joel Embiid signs multi-year sneaker deal with Under Armour

Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid ended his sneaker free agency and made his signing with Under Armour official today. He’d previously been signed to Adidas and his deal ended with them September 30. Embiid stated that his reason for signing with the Baltimore-based brand was “bigger than basketball.” Embiid expounded on that sentiment in his first comments as an Under Armour athlete: “Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball. That was the first thing that I said to Under Armour, and they were behind…

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