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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Joel Embiid has been dealing with swollen hand since last season

Joel Embiid 76ers

Joel Embiid says he has been dealing with discomfort in one of his hands for close to a year.

Embiid has started the season like he wants his name in the discussion for the best player in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Not only has Embiid been posting big stat lines, but he’s been doing it with an injury. Philly Voice’s Kyle Neubeck reported on Friday night that Embiid says he’s been dealing with a swollen hand on and off since a game last season against the Phoenix Suns.

Embiid is averaging 27.6 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game for the Philadelphia 76ers this season. He’s shooting 47 percent from the floor and what would be a career-high 80 percent from the free-throw line. The swelling in Embiid’s hand hasn’t had a negative impact on his game thus far, which may be why he has delayed getting it checked out.

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