Sixers Podcast: Joel Embiid injury update + Maxey's career-high

Philadelphia 76ers v Golden State Warriors
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The Sixer Sense returns on the heels of the most up-to-date Joel Embiid injury news. Embiid is scheduled to undergo knee surgery to repair his displaced meniscus. Jonathan Geib and Lucas Johnson debate how this will impact the Sixers for the rest of the regular season and potentially the playoffs.

Before diving into more on the Embiid news, the Sixers did have two games since the last podcast. First up was a nail-biter with the Utah Jazz where Tyrese Maxey put the team on his back and carried the team to victory behind a 51-point career-high performance. In addition to Embiid, the team continues to struggle with too many injuries. De'Anthony Melton, Nic Batum, Robert Covington, and Marcus Morris Sr. also missed this contest.

Up next was a return of Ben Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets to South Philly, where the former received the expected reception. Unfortunately, Simmons and the Nets got the last laugh with a 136-121 victory. Again, the Sixers were without Embiid, Melton, Batum, Covington, and Tobias Harris. A loss to the Nets is tough, but what can you expect when you have four of your five starters out due to injury? Jonathan and Lucas debate how this team can move forward with the thin roster they have at their disposal.

With the Embiid injury in mind, and the trade deadline right around the corner, it raises the question if Daryl Morey and the Sixers' front office will adjust their approach to trades. Do the Sixers need to bolster the center position on the off chance that Embiid's injury and recovery are more serious than expected? Hear what Jonathan and Lucas have to say at the link below!

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