The Philadelphia Sixers hope to be able to count on their star Joel Embiid, and this Saturday, in the NBA. The Athletic indicates that the franchise is hopeful of recovering its Cameroonian pivot, severely affected by the Covid since November 8.

The 27-year-old has stepped up this week, and could return for the reception of the Minnesota Timberwolves, where Karl-Anthony Towns plays, with whom Embiid had a violent clash last year. If the gigantic pivot (2.13m, 127 kg) does not play this part, it is against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday that he could make his return to the floors.

He had previously averaged 21.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4 assists in nine games. Allowing “Philly” to be at the top of the Eastern Conference (8-2) … In his absence, the Sixers have come down in the standings, with a record of two wins for six losses. Sixers who meet this night the Golden State Warriors of Steph Curry, best record of the whole League (15-2). A shock on paper, but which will therefore be argued without Joel Embiid.