Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick from the 2014 NBA draft, is unlikely to play in summer league as he recovers from foot injuries that caused him to miss the first two seasons of his career.
Philadelphia and former general manager Sam Hinkie drafted Embiid despite knowing that he would require surgery to repair a broken foot and miss his rookie season. He broke a bone in the same foot and missed last season.
“I think Bryan Colangelo has been on record saying it's pretty unlikely you'll see him in Summer League and I'll say that's a good assessment,” Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil told Philly Sports Talk Live.
Embiid was expected to start some two-on-two work in training this week.
The Sixers have the No. 1 overall pick for this year's draft and will likely decide between LSU's Ben Simmons and Duke's Brandon Ingram. Embiid was very happy about the pick.