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76ers' Joel Embiid (knee) playing in 5-on-5 scrimmage Thursday

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is playing in a full-court, 5-on-5 scrimmage on Thursday, reports's Keith Pompey.

What It Means:

Pompey's also reporting that Embiid will not play in Friday's preseason game. It wouldn't be surprising if Embiid didn't play at all in the preseason, as the 76ers work him back slowly from having surgery on his torn left meniscus in March. Still, this is great news for Embiid's chances of playing in the regular season opener.

Our models project Embiid for 20.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks across 29.4 minutes a game this season. In our 2017-18 fantasy rankings, he is 15th among all center-eligible players.