After not having Joel Embiid for either of the final two scrimmage games due to right calf tightness, Brown did say he expects Embiid to play against Indiana. “
Brett Brown says the expectation is that Joel Embiid does play Saturday against the Pacers in their 1st seeding game #Sixers
– Ky Carlin July 29, 2020
The Sixers held Embiid out of the two scrimmage games due to the fact that they are just meaningless scrimmage games and that they don’t count. Philadelphia would much rather have the big fella intact for when the real games begin.
The Sixers even held Ben Simmons out of the entire second half of Tuesday’s game against Dallas.