After two years of recovery from a foot injury, (Joel) Embiid is now being eased back into basketball shape, having played three preseason games, limited to a 12-minute restriction.
“He wants to do so well. He wants the ball,” said coach Brett Brown. “We run the stuff to get him the ball. Part of his growth is going to be deeper catches, jump hooks, pound, pound, drop step, dunk. We’re seeing a lot of jump shots right now. He’s trying to gather his feet. He’s a little bit off-balance, but it’s all born out of him really wanting to play well. He wants to please.”
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN