Joel Embiid enters health and safety protocols

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Shams Charania: 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid has entered health and safety protocols, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Tonight was planned rest for Embiid, but he could miss several games.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Nerlens Noel (sore lower back) and Mitchell Robinson (hip flexor) are questionable for tonight’s game at Philadelphia, per the Knicks.
Joel Embiid will rest for the Sixers, per @Shams Charania12:35 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks say Nerlens Noel (sore lower back) & Mitchell Robinson (hip flexor) are questionable for tonight’s game at PHI. According to The Athletic, Sixers’ Joel Embiid will not play tonight. – 12:34 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Jaylen Brown…out Wednesday with a hamstring strain…
Joel Embiid…out Thursday as he has entered health & safety protocols…
Raptors next 2 games vs BOS (Wed) and PHI (Thurs) – 12:27 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Tonight’s game vs. the #Knicks was supposed to be a planned rest day for the Sixers’ Joel Embiid. However, he’s been placed today in the NBA COVID-19 health and safety protocols. As a result, the All-Star center could be sidelined a few games. He’s the fourth Sixers in protocols – 12:22 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
76ers All-Star Joel Embiid has entered health and safety protocols, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Tonight was planned rest for Embiid, but he could miss several games. – 12:13 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
#Sixers center Joel Embiid will rest tonight against the #Knicks, a team official confirms. @Shams Charania was first to report – 11:57 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
76ers center Joel Embiid will rest tonight vs. Knicks on front end of back-to-back, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 11:53 AM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Despite a constantly fluctuating rotation due to injuries and COVID protocols — plus lingering Ben Simmons situation and Joel Embiid’s shooting struggles — the Sixers have the NBA’s most efficient offense through 10 games. That will be tested this week:
inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…10:45 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Embiid accidentally almost punch Lonzo Ball in the face (but miss) nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/07/wat…10:55 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s best from November 6:
– D. Booker: 38 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast
– D. Mitchell: 37 pts, 7 ast, 2 stl
– L. Doncic: 33 pts, 9 reb, 5 ast
– T. Young: 31 pts, 2 reb, 13 ast
– J. Embiid: 30 pts, 15 reb, 2 blk
– J. Butler: 27 pts, 6 ast, 11-15 fg
– K. Lowry: 20 pts, 12 reb, 10 ast – 10:03 AM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers got wet after his 1,000th win, Furkan Korkmaz is playing the most confident basketball of his career and Joel Embiid is enjoying his team’s success despite a slow individual start.
Dispatch from Chicago: theathletic.com/2940048/2021/1…9:09 AM

Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Just how close was Joel Embiid to ending Lonzo Ball? pic.twitter.com/A6QEBWFHqD7:34 AM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid on Furkan Kormaz’s career: “He’s gotten so much better.”
“From him being a standstill shooter to where he’s at now, it just speaks to the work he’s put in to become a better player, a more complete player.” pic.twitter.com/2vvwlJM3GK11:53 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
With a wave and a smile, Joel Embiid shows the Bulls that they still have a ways to go to beat the elite consistently.
Read it:
chicago.suntimes.com/bulls/2021/11/…11:21 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers mobbed Doc Rivers gave him quite a water shower in the locker room after his 1,000th win.
“Wins like tonight are why you coach,” Rivers said.
Said Embiid and Curry dumped a bucket of water on him: “I wish it was beer.” pic.twitter.com/vCIwt3C3Sp10:48 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Under 2 minutes: Tyrese Maxey getting to his spot and hitting clutch shots. Georges Niang faking out defenders and hitting clutch 3s. Joel Embiid shushing the shushed Chicago fans. Who are these eight and two 76ers?! – 10:32 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Six straight wins from the Sixers, who stood on the shoulders of Embiid and Korkmaz to sneak out of Chicago with a win phillyvoice.com/instant-observ…10:30 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Eight-man Sixers win in front of a rocking United Center, 114-105. Some incredible offensive execution and shotmaking from the visitors. They are 8-2.
Joel Embiid had 30 and 15 but an absolutely ridiculous Furkan Korkmaz game stands out most: 25 points on 9-13 FG and 7-9 3P. – 10:28 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Well that wasn’t a pretty 4th quarter, but they made just enough big shots, including a dagger 3 from Embiid to give him 30.
Sixers win their 6th straight, which includes 2 over the Bulls, this one a 114-105 win in Chicago to improve to 8-2 on the season. – 10:27 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
76ers 114, Bulls 105
Shorthanded 76ers get 30-15 from Embiid and 25 pts, including 7 3s from Korkmaz. – 10:26 PM

Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney
The @Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, not making friends in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/EZm0lvqhVT10:26 PM

Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry
Final: Sixers 114, Bulls 105.
Joel Embiid: 30 points, 15 rebounds.
Furkan Korkmaz: 25 points, 7-9 3s.
They torched the Bulls all night. Chicago drops to 6-3. – 10:26 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Embiid hitting the dagger and trolling the crowd pic.twitter.com/yjPRWHy42q10:25 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid nails a three to put the Sixers up, 112-104, and waves to the Bulls’ fans like to say: pic.twitter.com/nnLBfgvJ2X10:24 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Believe someone once said, “It’s a make or miss league.”
No better shot to illustrate who was making tonight’s game than Embiid’s dagger to end it. – 10:24 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Joel Embiid has never lost to the Bulls. He has 30 points and 15 rebounds and is about to move to 9-0 in games he has played vs. the Bulls. – 10:24 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Embiid just buried his 4th-triple tonight 30-15-3 asists. Korkmaz 7-3s. Philly up 112-104 with 15.5 sec left. 7 double figure scorers for the 76ers. – 10:24 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Embiid hits a 3 and he and Curry are waving goodbye to the fans. #Bulls trail 104-112 with 15.5 seconds left. – 10:23 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers up 104-101 with 2:34 left. Embiid fouls Caruso. He missed the first foul shot. – 10:18 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid. Ginormous down the stretch. Playing like an MVP right now. #Sixers10:17 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Big shot by Embiid to put the Sixers up 101-99. Then he grabbed the defensive rebound on the next possession. – 10:16 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
This is a really fun game.
(After killing them with penetration and shot-making all night, inverted pick-and-rolls for Embiid with nobody else moving isn’t gonna cut it.) – 10:14 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid answers with a three to quiet the crowd a little – 10:12 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid checkks back into the game with 7:56 left – 10:04 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers up 84-77, heading into the fourth quarter. Embiid with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Korkmaz with 14 points. Milton has 13 points and six assists. Curry with 11 points. – 9:53 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid up to 14 rebounds. – 9:42 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Lonzo Ball’s ‘fro played the role of air bag for what Joel Embiid thought was going to be an angry air punch pic.twitter.com/StTb24K8oV9:32 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Another nice putback dunk by Reed. He’s solid at crashing the offensive boards. The second-year power forward/center has 6 points on 3-4 shooting. The Sixers lead 63-51 with 9:27 left in the third quarter. Embiid leads all scorers with 20 points to go with 12 rebounds. – 9:29 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Still trying to process how Embiid is still on the court–I get it..he was frustrated with the call..unintentional swing but his punch grazed Ball. Inquiring minds want to know. – 9:29 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The @Philadelphia 76ers lead, 57-47 (!), at hallftime.
Embiid: 20 PTS / 10 REB / 2 BLK
Korkmaz: 14 PTS / 5-6 fg / 4-5 3fg
Milton: 6 PTS / 4 REB / 3 AST
Gritty stuff. – 9:12 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Sixers lead 57-47 at the half. Embiid with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 assists and 5 turnovers. Korkmaz with 14 points on 5-6 shooting. LaVine leads the Bulls with 10 points. DeRozan has nine points on 2-7 shooting. – 9:12 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Sixers 57, Bulls 47. Quite the second-quarter surge from Philly to seize the lead. Embiid has hit his last five shots after starting 2-of-6. He’s already got 20 and 10. Korkmaz with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting including four 3s. Bulls shooting just 38.8 percent. – 9:11 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls down 57-47 at the break. Embiid 20-10. 76ers went on a 17-0 run in the 2nd quarter. LaVine with 10. DeRozan with 9. – 9:10 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid. Sheesh. A triple for the big fella gives him 20 and 10 and Philly has a 57-47 lead at halftime in Chicago. Furkan Korkmaz has 14 off the bench. #Sixers9:10 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
This is an old-time, rebuilding #Bulls type of performance. They trail Sixers 57-47 at half. Bulls shooting 38.8%, LaVine 10, DeRozan 9, Embiid 20 & 10 – 9:10 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
The is just wild with Embiid – 9:10 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
76ers 57, Bulls 47 at half
LaVine 10 pts
Bulls shooting 38.8 percent
Embiid 20 pts, 10 rebs
Korkmaz 14 pts off bench – 9:10 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Just a tech on Embiid. But still, that was really reckless. – 9:08 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
A tech on Embiid..he stays in the game. – 9:08 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Joel Embiid with an unitentional closed right fist punch disagreeing with a call..grazed the face of Lonzo Ball..officials at the table. – 9:07 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid clearly with a frustration air punch. No intention there other than to show frustration with himself.
But ya gotta stop blindly air punching. If Lonzo were an inch taller he’d be out cold right now. – 9:07 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid gets a tech for swinging his arms in frustration and inadvertently hitting Lonzo Ball. The refs are reviewing the ball. – 9:05 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
I’m no master lip reader, but I’m pretty sure Embiid said “I’m mad at myself” to explain that reaction after losing the ball. Crowd is strongly reacting to the contact with Lonzo, but I don’t think that was intentional. But risky swinging an arm like that anytime. – 9:05 PM

Rob Schaefer @rob_schaef
Joel Embiid, after losing ball out of bounds, swung fist in frustration and appeared to accidentally hit Lonzo Ball in the head. Got a technical, now officials are reviewing it – 9:05 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid is very lucky that swing ended up above Lonzo there. Clearly not intentional or directed at Lonzo, but that could have been really ugly – 9:05 PM

Mike McGraw @McGrawDHSports
Embiid was upset about losing ball out of bounds, turned in disgust and accidentally punched Lonzo in the forehead, then couldn’t believe he got a tech. This play certainly livened up the crowd. #Bulls9:05 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
This is gonna be a fascinating review. There is no way Embiid saw Lonzo, but like, man. – 9:04 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Wow. That’s a crazy play. Embiid tried to punch air in frustration and instead hit Lonzo Ball in the head. Has already drawn a T and officials are reviewing play. – 9:04 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Embiid almost killed Ball after he was angry at himself with a turnover. Swung a fist and didn’t see the Bulls point guard. – 9:03 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid with 17 points and 10 rebounds to secure his second double-double of the season – 9:01 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Vucevic is 2-8 and is getting schooled, as many do, by Embiid at other end. – 9:00 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Excellent stretch from the Sixers to seize a 47-38 lead. Milton converted twice, Furk hit another 3 and Embiid has hit his last three shots including that 3. – 8:57 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Joe Embiid has scored the last 7 points..76ers on a 13-0 run..up 47-38 4:05 left 2nd. – 8:57 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
The shorthanded @Philadelphia 76ers hang tough through Q1, and lead 22-21.
Korkmaz: 9 PTS / 3-3 3fg
Embiid: 6 PTS / 6 REB – 8:37 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers 22, Bulls 21 at the end of the first. Heck of a start for Korkmaz, who buried three 3-pointers in three minutes in his return from a wrist injury. Embiid has 6 points on 2-of-6 shooting and 6 rebounds. Bulls have turned four Sixers turnovers into six points. – 8:37 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid with two early blocks – 8:31 PM

Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
Bulls 17-12 @Zach LaVine 6pts 4 reb. Embiid 6-6.3:32 left 1st – 8:27 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Sixers starting lineup has one lottery pick (Embiid), a late first-rounder (Maxey), two second-rounders (Milton and Reed) and undrafted player (Curry). But Curry is far from your typical undrafted player. Milton was a second-round steal and Reed is the G-League MVP. – 8:24 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Lonzo complaining that he got all ball on Embiid there is hilarious. Danny Green applauding that type of gall on the bench. – 8:21 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid with 4 points on 2-4 shooting and 4 rebounds in 4 minutes. The score is tied at 6 with 7:37 left in the quarter. The Sixers are shooting 3-7, while the #Bulls made 3 of 10 shots. DeRozan missed both of his early baskets. – 8:18 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers promised some “creative” lineups tonight and we’re getting one right off the bat: Paul Reed is starting alongside Maxey, Milton, Curry and Embiid. – 7:34 PM

Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Two keys to tonight’s Bulls/Sixers game:
1) Rotations out of Embiid doubles. Bulls did a great job on him on Wednesday, forcing him to catch far from the basket, bringing a double from a high defender, and rotating on his kick outs. Can they do this again? – 12:16 PM

More on this storyline

Shams Charania: Significant amount of 76ers staff has received the COVID-19 booster shot, and players were slated to begin receiving their shots this week. Embiid now could miss several more games in protocols — beyond planned rest tonight. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / November 8, 2021

Noah Levick: Joel Embiid is now the fourth Sixer in the health and safety protocols, source confirms @Shams Charania. He joins Tobias Harris, Isaiah Joe and Matisse Thybulle. -via Twitter @NoahLevick / November 8, 2021

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What’s especially bothersome is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t just lie and threaten the health of those around him, he also damaged professional sports. Many athletes make a lot of money on product endorsements, which depends on the public’s favorable perception of athletes. In 2020, global sports sponsorship was worth about $57 billion. Yet, every time a pro athlete like Kyrie Irving (anti-vax), Henry Ruggs (speeding at 156 mph, crashing, and killing someone), Evander Kane (forging vaccination card), or Aaron Rodgers does or says something stupid, the public trust in athletes lowers and sponsors might consider avoiding players in favor of actors, pop stars, or social media influencers. Steph Curry and LeBron James don’t have to worry, but some up-and-comers might not get the same opportunities. -via Substack / November 8, 2021