Joel Embiid is OUT for tonight’s Sixers game against the Orlando Magic, according to Kyle Neubeck of Philly Voice:
Joel Embiid is OUT tonight, which team says is “injury maintenance, left knee soreness.”— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) November 13, 2019
That sounds more nebulous than I think it is — it’s a rest game without calling it one. Load management SZN for Philly
As Neubeck notes, “left knee soreness” doesn’t sound great but it’s likely just the NBA’s politically correct way of saying he’s taking the night off for load management. Nothing to worry about here — in fact, it’ll likely be beneficial for the 7-footer.