Following the news that Ben Simmons posted a "Trust the Process" picture on Instagram, which followed the news that the Sixers had informed Simmons they would be taking him first overall, which followed the news that the Sixers worked out Simmons this morning and are the only team to do so comes THIS news from the Vertical:
JOEL EMBIID HAS BEEN CLEARED TO START LIGHT 5-ON-5 SCRIMMAGING.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY BODY EVERYTHING IS AWESOME THERE IS NO TIME FOR PUNCTUATION AND MY CAPS LOCK IS BROKEN. OH. MAN. TODAY IS THE BEST DAY BEHIND ONLY THIS THURSDAY WHEN WE DO THE DAMN THING.
Sources on @TheVertical: Sixers center Joel Embiid cleared to start scrimmaging. https://t.co/Kf1wMnB0Gy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 21, 2016
After a full year of rehabilitation, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been cleared to start light scrimmaging in five-on-five settings, league sources told The Vertical.
It is the next step in the process to make his NBA debut in 2016-17.
The 7-foot Embiid has been impressive in his non-contact workouts in recent weeks at the 76ers’ facility, sources said, and the soundness of his problematic right foot should continue to allow him to begin preparations for next season.
Embiid, 22, is expected to travel to Las Vegas for the 76ers’ entry in the summer league in July but only to practice with the team, sources said. There’s no plan for him to participate in summer league games.
GO TAKE A SHOT AT WORK BECAUSE TODAY IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST.
June 21, 2016