The following night, Embiid returned to the lineup after wrapping up quarantine and testing negative for COVID-19.
In his first matchup back against the Washington Wizards, Embiid was expected to have some rust to shake off as he hadn’t played in over a week at that point. The forced time off is already harming Embiid’s MVP campaign. Being off the court for over a week now, Embiid already sees his stock plummet. Two weeks ago, Embiid was at the top of the NBA’s Kia MVP Ladder.