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Staying healthy is key to Embiid’s development, Sixers coach says

Although he only appeared in 31 games last season for the Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid’s hardwood prowess has embodied the entire city’s mantra of “Trust the Process.”

After being rendered unable to play for the first two years of his career due to health issues, the 23-year-old Cameroonian showed glimpses of potential superstardom despite playing limited minutes for the “City of Brotherly Love.”

However, a meniscus tear in his left knee once again ruled him out of action for a significant amount of time—keeping him out of contention for the Rookie of the Year award.

With Embiid coming into the league already  looking as polished as a veteran player, Sixers head coach Brett Brown said that the Kansas product’s next step was to focus on keeping himself healthy.

“I think it has nothing to do really with his game. It’s not his jump hook. It’s not his defense. It’s his health,” Brown described his budding superstar to CSN Philly’s Jessica Camerato.

Author: Khristian Ibarrola, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/265006/nba-staying-healthy-is-key-to-embiids-development-sixers-coach-says

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