The first rule of basketball is you never trust foot injuries, especially with big men. That said, the 76ers had time to wait to see how Embiid would heal, and the Sure Things (such as Wiggins) were already taken.
It does point towards how miraculous it is Steph Curry can perform at such a high level, and how concerned people should be about Kevin Durant.
It's sad for Embiid and for the 76ers, that's for sure.
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Till we get a cutesy graphic involving the words "Please Believe It", Karl Malone, and a bottle of Haterade? ESPN's Association Vanguard Ric Bucher is reporting that Karl Malone will sign with the Dark Side Lakers for the veteran minimum.