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Joel Embiid working out with Sixers Summer League team, not playing with them

2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 03: Joel Embiid #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the 2014 NBA rookie photo shoot at MSG Training Center on August 3, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York. 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. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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Joel Embiid is not going to take the court with the Philadelphia 76ers Summer League team in Las Vegas.

However, he is in Sin City with the team working out with them in practices, something Jessica Camerato wrote about at

Embiid has been cleared for monitored, controlled five-on-five scrimmages. He will not be playing, but traveling west with the summer squad is an important part of working his way back on to the floor.

“His progression is very separate from the rest of the team,” Sixers Samsung NBA Summer League coach Lloyd Pierce said. “This allows him to still be around the coaches and players on and off the court.”

She also got this video of him working out with the team.


There’s certainly an “I’ll believe it when I see it” aspect to Embiid’s return, but for his sake — and the Sixers — hopefully, we will see what he can do on the court in the fall.