If Joel Embiid’s NBA game is anything like his Twitter game, he’s going to be just fine with the Philadelphia 76ers in the near future. Though, after undergoing surgery a few months ago on his injured foot, it doesn’t appear that Sixers fans will be able to see Embiid at all during the 2014-15 NBA season.
But, if he plays up to his potential, he’ll definitely be worth the wait.
“I don’t know at this point. Right now, he’s in Philly and visiting with a variety of our medical professionals and going through tests,” said Sam Hinkie.
“He’ll get a good baseline and then we’ll put together a rehab plan. He’s still in a boot. He was shooting threes on one leg in our gym [Monday]. I don’t know how it will play out.”
Embiid has all the potential in the world. If it hadn’t been for an injury during a workout just before the NBA draft, he’s probably the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Rocket Ramon Unlikely
A few days ago a report surfaced that the Houston Rockets were interested in making a sign and trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for veteran guard Ramon Sessions.
Though, with the lack of assets, it appears that the Rockets and Bucks are “unlikely” to agree to any deal involving Sessions.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 28, 2014
Perhaps it was more wishful thinking from the Rockets than any real traction in their attempt to acquire Sessions.
Technically, if the Rockets wanted to, they could sign (unrestricted free agent) Sessions outright without the sign and trade help from the Bucks. But if it hasn’t happened now, I’m not really sure Sessions wants to take that veteran’s minimum at this point.
And I’m sure the Rockets want to keep their bi-annual exception in their back pocket.