Last week, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid wrapped up the first half of the 2020-2021 NBA season with a dominant matchup against the Utah Jazz. Per the NBA’s rules, Embiid had to quarantine for at least seven days. Sixers head coach Doc Rivers made it clear that he was under the impression Embiid would be good to go for Friday’s matchup against the Washinton Wizards. “That’s all we have right now. So, are not cleared to workout or do anything other than workout on their own. I think we’re all doing that. Other than that,. They feel great, and that’s the most important thing.”
On Friday, Embiid’s quarantine was officially lifted, and the Sixers wasted no time upgrading Embiid’s status on the injury report as probable for Friday’s game against the Washington Wizards.