We’ll have to wait until the games start counting to get another peek at the Sixers’ new-look starting five.
Joel Embiid (right calf tightness) is out for the Sixers’ third and final scrimmage Tuesday night against the Mavericks, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Serena Winters. After experiencing the discomfort in the first half against the Grizzlies last Friday, Embiid did not play after halftime. He also missed Sunday’s scrimmage against the Thunder.
The Sixers play the first of their eight seeding games Saturday night against the Pacers. That would give Embiid an entire week to heal and possibly be ready to play against Indiana.
Brett Brown has been steadfast in his message that Embiid’s absence is precautionary.
“I believe that we’re just getting out in front of stuff and being smart with it," Brown said pregame Sunday.
Brown was asked after the scrimmage if either he or Embiid had concern given the big man’s injury history.
“Neither of us have concern,” Brown said.
Wing Glenn Robinson III (left hip pointer) and point guard Raul Neto (lower back tightness) are also out. All three players are considered day-to-day.
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