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Joel Embiid Is Preparing His Body For The Grueling NBA Schedule

Everybody is excited and thrilled about the Sixers getting the third pick in the draft as well as last year’s number one pick, Ben Simmons playing next season, but really the team’s future revolves around big man Joel Embiid.  If he can get healthy and stay healthy, it puts the Sixers on the map and makes them a NBA Eastern Conference playoff contender, immediately.  It gives them one of the best players in the league.  If Embiid can’t stay healthy then, this team is still years away from being a good franchise.

CSNPhilly’s Jessica Camerato interviewed Embiid after the NBA Draft Lottery and he had some interesting things to say.  He started off talking about his health and his workouts at the Sixers facility in Camden, New Jersey.

“Every day I go in there and do some rehab on my knee. On my whole body basically. And then I get on the court shoot a little bit flatfooted.  And then lift and after lifting and I go in the pool and treadmill in the pool, and start running in the pool.  Usually I’m there about four or five hours every day.  It’s been going great and I think I still got two or three more weeks to go.  If everything looks good I’m going to start jumping and doing more stuff.”

I think the Sixers need to really push him physically, once he knee gets better and able to take the pounding.  His body must get stronger and more durable in order for him to stay healthy.

Next up, he talked about playing with Ben Simmons and his other teammates, who will be coming back as well as the rookies they’re going to draft in June.

“It’s going to be exciting.  I think it’s going to be a new group.  I think we’re going to have different expectations next year. I’m excited about that. I want to win.  I want to make the playoffs.  That’s a goal for me. The main goal for me is just staying healthy.  But I’m excited to play all the guys who are going to be back and and whoever we draft.”

Embiid got THE MAIN GOAL RIGHT, IT’S JUST STAYING HEALTHY!!!

Finally, Embiid told Camerato that he plans on being ready for opening night.  He talked about getting his body ready for the grueling NBA schedule.

“Just make sure my body is ready because  I think next year I’ll be able to play almost every game.  Just sure my body is ready to take on the toll of the NBA schedule, back-to-backs.  But I intend to play every game. We’re going to see how it goes.  but it’s just about getting strong and getting my legs strong. And making sure I’m ready for next year.”

I  like the goals he has of playing back-to-backs and playing every game.  Now it’s the work he must do day in and day out.  I don’t think it would be a bad idea for him to be working with Simmons, so they can push each other and get to know each other better.

 

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19 Comments for “Joel Embiid Is Preparing His Body For The Grueling NBA Schedule”

  1. The Top 28 Selections from the Last 4 NBA Draft Classes

    2013
    1) Anthony Bennett
    2) Victor Oladipo
    3) Otto Porter
    4) Cody Zeller
    5) Alex Len
    6) Nerlen Noels
    7) Ben McLemore

    2014
    1) Andrew Wiggins
    2) Jabari Parker
    3) Joel Embiid
    4) Aaron Gordon
    5) Dante Exum
    6) Marcus Smart
    7) Julius Randle

    2015
    1) Karl-Anthony Towns
    2) D’Angelo Russel
    3) Jahlil Okafor
    4) Kristaps Porzingas
    5) Mario Henzonja
    6) Willie Caulie-Stein
    7) Emmanuel Mudiay

    2016
    1) Ben Simmons
    2) Brandon Ingram
    3) Jaylen Brown
    4) Dragen Bender
    5) Kriss Dunn
    6) Buddy Hield
    7) Jamaal Murray

  2. SIXERS NEWS!!

    BREAKING HOT OFF THE “SOURCE”

    Young phenom Furkan Korkmaz is reportedly heading to Philly as we speak. He wants to play for the sixers this year but it may be difficult.. he also has a 2MIL buyout

    My thoughts: LETS HOPE THIS KID CAN PLAY FOR US THIS YEAR! HE HAS GAME AND SHOOTING OVER 48% FROM 3. HES ONLY 19!!! MAY BE BETTER THAN DARIO IN A FEW YEARS, WAAAY MORE ATHLETIC AND A BETTER SHOOTER…

    WERE ON THE RISE

    TRUST THE PROCESS!!!

  3. I want Dennis Smith Jr, the guy has biggest upside besides issac, and he is a monster athlete, he shoots from way downtown, perfect fit

  4. 6’2″ is too small for a PG? ok please tell that to

    Lowry
    Schroeder
    Conley
    CP3
    Westbrook
    Tony Parker
    Lilliard
    Kyrie
    Steph Curry
    Isaiah Thomas
    the hundreds of studs 6’3″ and under that previously played the game.

    lmfao

  5. And hes way more explosive then half that list, your argument is dumb hart

  6. Exum can’t even beat out Joe ingles

  7. Wow sixers in deep talks with Boston for 1 pick. So long as Dario isn’t in the deal let’s get it!!!!!

    Jon hart to confirm in 3 hours.

  8. Waiting on his medical records only drawback is Celts don’t want Okafor, make this happen!!!!

  9. Celts making run on assets to acquire George , and ad later on

  10. Being reported Markelle Fultz who was supposed to meet with the Celtics tomorrow has cancelled that trip and is now headed to Philadelphia to meet with Sixers brass tomorrow. Sounding like the deal is pretty much consummated.

  11. $ixers Draft New$

    According to my source, their is a trade being discussed between the Sixers, Celtics and Bulls centered around Picks, Jahlil Okafor and Jimmy Butler (Confirmed). Unclear if another team is involved.

    My thoughts: The Sixers are moving to 1 to draft fultz. But what if they were moving to 1 in order to send it to Indiana for Paul George? Or what if the Sixers, Celtics and Bulls can get the Pacers involved in this trade making it a 4 team trade and we could get Paul George that way?

    The Sixers are officially off the tank train and they are trying to get good fast. Paul George is only 27…

    It would be incredible if we could get George and Fultz and only have to give up picks and Okafor..

    How would everyone feel about that?!

    I would be elated!

    Let’s hope our GM can use some Colangelo muscle and get this thing done!

    ShowyaLuv Philly

    The Future is NOW!!!

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