On the same day Philadelphia 76ers No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons had foot surgery, former lottery pick Joel Embiid finally made his NBA debut after missing his first two seasons because of foot injuries. The 7-foot-2 Embiid scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots while playing 13 minutes in the Sixers’ 92-89 victory in their preseason opener against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.
“It felt great,” Embiid said after the game. “It was one of my goals. I’m happy I crossed it off the list.”
Source: Jeff Goodman of ESPN
Sources: Wizards, Ramon Sessions Agree to Deal
Sources: Michael Porter Jr. Cleared to Resume All Basketball Activites
Report: Avery Bradley Out with Sports Hernia
LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley has a sports hernia and won’t play Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, head coach Doc Rivers said.
Bradley will be evaluated by doctors, Rivers told reporters.
The Detroit Pistons traded Bradley in January as part of the Blake Griffin trade.
Bradley is averaging 14.3 points and two assists per game this season.