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Joel Embiid not yet fully cleared, expects to be ready for 76ers training camp

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 26: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center on October 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Thunder defeated the 76ers 103-97. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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After initially listing him as day-to-day, the 76ers shut down Joel Embiid in February. He underwent knee surgery in March.

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:

This is the first season in years the 76ers have a realistic playoff chance. They need Embiid – a star when healthy – on the court to get there.

October training camp is still a long way off. There’s still plenty of time for Embiid to rehab, and it sounds as if he’s on track.

But not yet being cleared won’t help him in contract-extension negotiations, which are already clouded by his significant injury history.