Joel Embiid’s availability for the upcoming in-season tournament game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday is in question due to left hip soreness.
This marks the first time this season that the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week is dealing with a genuine injury.
If he does sit out on Tuesday, it’s likely that Paul Reed will step into the starting lineup, making him a highly recommended addition for that one game.
However, the final decision regarding Embiid’s participation may come down to his warmup routine, which is his usual approach.
This means we might not have confirmation on the lineup until just before tipoff, making Reed’s inclusion a somewhat risky move.
In the event that Embiid is unable to play on Tuesday, his next opportunity to return to action will be against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.