Practice notes: Sixers trying to find a way to manage Joel Embiid's health
Phillyvoice.com - Mon 15 Apr 11:11 GMT

The Sixers will have to walk a fine line between resting Embiid and getting him into shape.

Practice notes: Sixers trying to find a way to manage Joel Embiid's health

  But Philadelphia's walkthrough-heavy practice on Sunday afternoon was definitely a good thing for one guy in particular — Joel Embiid, whose health may end up deciding their series against the Brooklyn Nets.

  The Sixers are in a tricky spot with Embiid, who needs to get into better game shape but can't do that without subjecting himself to more knee pain and a longer recovery time.

  But here we are anyway, the day after Game 1 of the opening round, with Embiid having only played 24 minutes in a playoff game.

  If you're reading between the lines, there was a bit of good news late Sunday when the Sixers decided to list Embiid as questionable for Monday's Game 2.

  It's not ideal for him to be listed at all, obviously, but that status was determined by how Embiid felt after a day of rest and therapy following a game on Saturday.