As Embiid prepares to finally make his professional debut in his third season, Simmons goes down with a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot – which likely means he’s out for months, not weeks.
He needed to be with his teammates and coaches, needed to be practicing, playing, learning the professional game and life.
He had come to camp with a serious-minded approach, had seemed to come to chase greatness.
He gets along with everybody.
He gets along with the people on staff, he gets along with the players that he’s been playing with, both in summer league and now that he’s been training in the gym.