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Joel Embiid listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. the Hornets

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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers released an injury report after today’s practice that listed Joel Embiid as questionable for tomorrow night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets. The update via Philly.com’s Kyle Neubeck:

According to Neubeck, Brett Brown said that it was Amir Johnson who Embiid landed on when rolling his ankle. Whenever I hear of Embiid and a rolled ankle, my heart stops. But this sounds relatively minor, and I would imagine the Sixers already felt like Embiid could use a rest anyway.

The Sixers are talented enough to beat the Hornets without Embiid (er, the Hornets are talent-devoid enough to lose to an Embiid-less Sixers squad), but that doesn’t mean the Sixers will in fact leave the Wells Fargo Center with a victory Saturday night. With how things have gone to begin this season, you’d really like to see the Sixers hand a beatdown to a team like the Hornets. But without Embiid, what could have potentially been a comfortable win becomes a game with a projectably smaller margin of talent between the two squads. Kemba Walker has been incredible to start the season, and the Sixers will have to find a way to counter his contributions without Joel’s 29.6 PPG.