Embiid in starting lineup for 76ers in Game 1 against Nets

Hofmann What to make of the Sixers’ regular season? It’s complicated

Joel Embiid's always lingering injury concern has struck at the worst time for the Philadelphia 76ers star.

The Sixers finished the regular season with a 51-31 record and are in position to compete for a championship.

The NBA Playoffs begin on Saturday afternoon for the Sixers in a Round 1 matchup with the Nets, but they're not exactly off to a great start. He's only appeared in 10 of 23 games since then, and the 7-footer told reporters on Friday that he'd been experiencing increasing pain in his knee recently and he was not sure if he'd be able to go against the Nets on Saturday afternoon.

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The team later listed Embiid as doubtful for Saturday's game.

Embiid is one of the game's dominant forces when healthy, averaging 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds. Embiid sat out Wednesday's regular-season finale against Chicago, his fifth absence in seven games to close out the season.

Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, and he has never played more than 64 games in a season. In addition, the former lottery pick also missed the team's final two games with the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference locked up. "I think that it's really hard to get players of that caliber and now that we've attracted them in out system, we're going to work really hard to keep them around for awhile".

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