Sixers’ Doc Rivers Isn’t Sure Joel Embiid Will Play as Planned vs. Thunder

In previous seasons, seeing the Philadelphia 76ers allow Joel Embiid to play on the second nights of a back to back was rare. Last year, the team eased up and allowed him to participate in both games every now and then.

This year, the Sixers let Embiid play as long as he felt healthy and up for the challenge. However, the rules changed a bit recently as Embiid is coming off of a notable knee injury. After suffering a bruised knee more than three weeks ago, Embiid was eased back into the Sixers’ lineup.

Last Saturday, the big man checked in for the first time in ten games and was on a minutes restriction. The following night after defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, Embiid got the night off as the 76ers didn’t want him playing back-to-backs just yet.

The big man appeared on the court for the Sixers during Tuesday’s game

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