Data-Driven Philadelphia 76ers Just Have Questions, No Answers, with Joel Embiid

August 17th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia 76ers are a franchise devoted to rigorously quantifying the value of assets, which is why this whole Joel Embiid mess must be eating them up inside.

Here's the situation: A fractured navicular bone in Embiid's right foot allowed the top prospect in the 2014 draft to slip to the Sixers at No. 3 last year. And Philly was all too happy to take him there, as it was in no hurry to win in the short term.

Embiid missed the entire 2014-15 campaign, but flashed some impressive athleticism (and apparent health) in non-game action.

Then, this past July, the 76ers released a statement saying Embiid's injured right foot wasn't healing as expected, and that surgery would take place within 7-10 days.

Ten days later, we got news from Bob Cooney of that Embiid had re-broken his navicular bone. In early August, John Gonzalez of CSN Philadelphia reported Embiid would undergo surgery in the "near future," which seemed strange after the Sixers' initial timetable in July.

It took another week until a report from Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports pinned Embiid's surgery to a firm da ...

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