Joel Embiid Suffers Setback, Jahlil Okafor on Deck?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 15:  Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76er and Sam Hinkie, General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers before the game against the Boston Celtics on December 15, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, after weeks of rigorous workouts a CT scan revealed an issue in the healing process for the Philadelphia 76ers big man. The initial plan was for Embiid to play for the team in summer league come July but those plans may be on hold.

The former third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft missed all of last season and with this setback, maybe Philadelphia opts to go for another big man with the same pick in this year’s draft. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, a league source said the Sixers have a “firm top three” on their board of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor, in no particular order.

Perhaps Okafor and Nerlens Noel will team up in the front-court next season in Philly?

Featured image: NYpost.com

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