76ers’ Joel Embiid Tests Positive for COVID-19

Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers superstar big man Joel Embiid is expected to miss several games, including tonight’s game against the New York Knicks, after he returned a positive test for COVID-19 on Monday morning, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Embiid is the fourth 76er currently in the health and safety protocols, a list that includes Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle, and Isaiah Joe. With Embiid out, it is expected that Andre Drummons will take his place in the starting lineup.

Embiid is averaging 21.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and a career-high 4.0 assists this season for Philadelphia.