Sixers Roundup: Joel Embiid Says He’s 100% Healthy

At the Sixers annual Beach Bash in Avalon, New Jersey, Joel Embiid reiterated that he is 100% healthy.

Big men Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid work out prior to a game against the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this year | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Sixers’ center Joel Embiid (left) reiterated yesterday that he is 100% healthy after missing the last two seasons recovering from a fractured navicular bone in his right foot.  | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Every week we gather up the coverage, both local and national, of your Philadelphia 76ers.

This week is highlighted by the Sixers’ annual Beach Bash held in Avalon, NJ. Why is that such a big deal? The event was headlined by Joel Embiid, who is looking to make his NBA debut later this fall after missing his first two seasons recovering from surgeries to repair a fractured navicular bone in his right foot.

The NBA does not require that teams make injured players available to the media, so Embiid hasn’t spoken on the record to the media in almost two years, and fans have little more than twitter and instagram posts to get to know a player who, despite the time missed, is still one of the most popular and talented players on the team.

That will wrap it up for this week’s roundup.

Derek Bodner covers the 76ers for Philadelphia magazine’s Sixers Post. Follow @DerekBodnerNBA on Twitter.