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76ers’ Joel Embiid provides injury update on knee, reveals potential tweak to his game for upcoming season

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The knee didn’t seem to bother Embiid too much against Atlanta as he averaged 30.4 points and 12.7 rebounds in 37.4 minutes per performance over the series.

This is the first update we’ve received on Embiid’s knee since late July. “Because that’s what is going to help the team. Last year I thought it helped us because we didn’t shoot a lot of 3s. People might have different views in that, but I think it goes a long way, so that’s something I’m going to do.” For reference, Embiid attempted a career-low three 3’s per game last season and converted those attempts at a career-high 37 percent clip.

As a team, the Sixers have enough to worry about heading into the season with the ongoing Ben Simmons saga, so it’s a relief that they don’t have to add Embiid’s knee to the list.

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