By Lucas Johnson
The Philadelphia 76ers will be without their star center for at least the next three games and losing him isn’t ideal near the end of the season.
The Philadelphia 76ers are on the home stretch of the season and only have seven games left until the beginning of the playoffs. That’s not a lot of time for a team to create a new core around the trade deadline to build chemistry. It doesn’t help that the team will be without their star center in Joel Embiid for a few of those final games, according to Keith Pompey of Philly.com.
That means Embiid will miss the following matchups against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks and Chicago Bulls, none of which have a winning record. He will be re-evaluated before the matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, per Pompey.
For the immediate game against the Timberwolves, rookie Jonah Bolden will be starting in Embiid’s place. It was already previously reported by Pompey that Embiid would miss the matchup against the T-Wolves with a sore left knee.
Obviously this isn’t good for building chemistry with new starter Tobias Harris. The duo has only started in 10 games together after Harris joined the Sixers. Considering Harris has played 21 games with Philly, it’s not good from a team chemistry standpoint for Embiid to miss more...