"We're gearing up at the right time", Embiid said after the draft lottery, per the Philadelphia Inquirer's Mike Sielski. "When we start getting good, that's when Cleveland and LeBron will start going down". Is LaVar bold enough to challenge Magic?LaVar Ball's influence not affecting Lonzo's draft stockA lot at stake for Lakers in dra. And when he represented the Sixers at the National Basketball Association draft lottery on Tuesday night, he let everyone know.
Seriously, though, now almost three years removed from becoming the No. 3 pick in the draft, Embiid, who averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the Sixers in just 25.4 minutes a game, appears on schedule to return for the 2017-18 season.More news: Russian president Putin warns world leaders to stop 'intimidating' N Korea
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Last season, the 76ers finished the year with the fourth-worst record in the entire National Basketball Association, thanks to a mark of 28-54. "Back in March we thought that the surgery was going to be a really tough one". Even though the Sixers don't have a game on their schedule for more than five months, any time Joel Embiid has good news on his basketball well being, it qualifies as a significant development for the potential franchise center.
Things are looking up for the Philadelphia 76ers. Speaking at ESPN's Upfront presentation Tuesday, Embiid said he was about two to three weeks from returning to the court. The big man was a star for the Sixers when he did get to play, as he averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in 31 contests, all while being subjected to a minutes restriction.