Not good news. The MVP candidate is doubtful for game 5 according to ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski
Joel Embiid will be doubful for Game 5, sources tell ESPN. He had an MRI on his right knee today, and is expected to be evaluated further in next day.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 1, 2021
There are two ways to look at this news. The first:
And the second:
That the Sixers are looking at game 5 as an opportunity to rest Embiid. You have the Sixers, a 1 seed, facing the Wizards a
10 seed 8 seed. Even with Ben Simmons in early foul trouble, Joel Embiid’s backup getting called for a foul for sneezing on a guy, and Tobias Harris shooting troubles they still almost won game 4 on the road. So even without Embiid theres no real reason to think they cant eliminate the Wizards in game 5.
Ok so I am probably more option 1 than option 2 but Ill talk my way into the reasonable way of thinking by tip off. This story is still fluid so we will keep you updated