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Sixers Joel Embiid to return against Timberwolves

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Joel Embiid is expected to return to the Philadelphia 76ers roster against Minnesota on Saturday night.

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After playing nine of the Sixers’ first ten games, Embiid has missed the 76ers for nine after being placed in league health and safety protocols on November 8. Philadelphia is just 3-7 in its last ten games and has dropped to ninth place. the Eastern Conference. They lost their first five games without their All-Star center.

The Athetic’s Shams Charania tweeted this week that Embiid was “rise in power” its conditioning this week for a comeback. Embiid will likely need some time to get back into shape, but his return will give the team a boost as they look to get back into the first half of the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia had been hit hard by Covid, with Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe all entered into health and safety protocols so far this season.

Embiid averaged 21.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in nine games before entering Covid protocols.

Harris will also return to the Sixers roster against Minnesota after missing the last two games with left hip pain.

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