Sixers’ Joel Embiid throws down between-the-legs dunk in warmups, remains sidelined


The Sixers have done nothing to disguise the fact that they’re primarily interested in putting the least amount of talent on the floor possible, in order to continue to acquire assets aimed at (presumably) improving the team’s fortunes in the not-too-distant future.

But when videos like this one emerge, it further hammers that point home.

Joel Embiid looks healthy enough in this warmup clip sent out by the team’s social media account, throwing down a dunk between his legs that would make any Philadelphia fan drool with anticipation.

But there’s no timetable for Embiid to make his initial on-court appearance, and with the Sixers trying to secure as many ping pong balls in this summer’s draft lottery as possible, there doesn’t appear to be any urgency on the part of the team to rush him onto the court for meaningful game action.