Joel Embiid wears striking mask courtside, goes through shooting drills

Joel Embiid wears striking mask courtside, goes through shooting drills

Joel Embiid wears striking mask courtside, goes through shooting drills

Embiid, who has since been cleared of a concussion suffered from the accidental headbutt, had surgery on March 31. The NBA prefers that players wear clear masks, and in 2014 made LeBron James change from a black carbon-fiber mask to the clear version.

"I think everybody knows me, and everybody knows that I love playing". "It still doesn't feel all the way right". The Raptors not only have the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference wrapped up, but they'll also finish with the NBA's second-best record behind Houston.

The Duke product is averaging 17.1 points per game behind 42 percent shooting from deep in his first season with the Sixers as a veteran leader on a team with plenty of young potential.

Fultz achieved the record with just over a minute to go in the fourth quarter, grabbing his 10th assist and 10th rebound within a matter of seconds of one another. "It's getting there. I've got to keep working every day. With the way it's been progressing, I'm hopeful I'll be back soon". However, he said there have been no complications with his vision or recovery. "Hopefully it gets approved and I get to play in it".

Embiid said he hoped the National Basketball Association would allow him to wear a black mask that made him look like the 76ers' version of Zorro.

He said: "To see his teammates react to Markelle Fultz was special". "If it was my decision, I would probably play".

Embiid has yet to participate in any contact drills and has limited his activities to light workouts.

Fultz had previously missed 68 games with a shoulder injury but finished the season with flair.

76ers coach Brett Brown has not committed to a timeline for the big man's return. "Actually, I wouldn't say that because I don't think I'm ready to play, because it still doesn't feel all the way right", said Embiid. "We have the resume".

Joel Embiid and JJ Redick watched from the Philadelphia bench and Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half as the 76ers still won their 16th consecutive game, burying the Bucks early to clinch the No. 3 seed in the East. Some of that was schedule-aided, but they were the only team that ranked in the top five in both offensive and defensive efficiency after the All-Star break.

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