The 76ers will say only that Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with left knee soreness and swelling. While it's better than saying he's out day-to-day, as they have most recently, the term "indefinitely" really isn't revealing much. They are basically saying that he's out for "an unlimited or unspecified time."
What can the 76ers get for Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor? That's perhaps one of the biggest questions during the first third of the NBA season. The Sixers would love to trade Noel and/or Okafor to get a more-balanced roster. However, the team has been adamant that it won't make a bad deal.
Jerryd Bayless is adamant that season-ending surgery will be his last option. For now, the 76ers point guard is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center. Bayless has already missed four straight games and 17 of the Sixers' 20 contests with a torn ligament in his left wrist.
Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three - minus the tanking.