Here’s a little bit of good news for beleaguered Sixers fans:
Joel Embiid will start the Sixers first preseason game next Tuesday. Embiid was the No. 3 pick and a very highly rated prospect coming out of Kansas, but foot injuries sidelined him the entirety of his first two seasons. Now he’s healthy and going to get a start next Tuesday, according to coach Brett Brown.
This will be a process. It will be two steps up and one step back all season for Embiid, but at least he’s healthy enough to take those steps now.