Brett Brown: ‘Joel Embiid Is On Track To Play In Preseason’

Despite not playing a single game in the NBA due to injuries, Sixers big man Joel Embiid remains one of the most intriguing players in the L. Embiid’s workouts have popped up on social media over the summer and he looks ready to go, which understandably has created a ton of excitement and hype.

ESPN’s Zach Lowe spoke with Philly’s head coach Brett Brown on the writer’s Lowe Post podcast and asked Brown about Embiid’s progress. The coach revealed that the big man is slated to make his NBA debut in the preseason. The Sixers’ first preseason game is October 4 against Boston.

Transcription via Philly Mag’s Derek Bodner

“I just left my third consecutive day working out with Joel 45 minutes ago,” Brown told Lowe. “Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction. We’re just very excited.”


Lowe then specifically asked whether he was on track to play in the preseason. “Yes he is,” Brown said without hesitation.