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Joel Embiid return: Sixers star could be back Saturday vs. Timberwolves after extended COVID-19 absence

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After missing nearly three weeks¿ due to COVID-19, Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid could return to the lineup as soon as Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid has been “Ramping up” his conditioning this week for a comeback, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, which is surely great news for the Sixers. While Embiid’s been recovering from COVID-19, the Sixers have gone just 2-6 in his absence, and sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference.

Getting Embiid back will be huge for a Sixers team that has been banged up over the past couple weeks.

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