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76ers Preseason Opener Pregame Notes: Embiid, the Team's Rotation and More

By Matt Gregan, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia 76ers open up their 2019-20 preseason tonight with a game against the Guangzhou Loong-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 

The following are some pregame notes about the team's health and rotation for tonight's preseason opener: 

Joel Embiid only expected to play in the first half

According to the Inquirer's Keith Pompey, superstar big man Joel Embiid will only be playing in the first half against the Loong-Lions. With it being the preseason opener, there is no reason to play Embiid the entirety of the game.

Clues into the 76ers' rotation in the preseason opener

The 76ers, if you have not already guessed, will not be revealing all the cards in their deck in their preseason opener. According to PhillyVoice's Kyle Neubeck, fans should expect to see only a semblance of the team's rotation in the first half before seeing some lesser known bottom of the rotation players play in the second half. 

The 76ers are fully healthy, at least for now

As multiple reports stated throughout the days leading into tonight's preseason opener, the 76ers are fully healthy and have no limitations. 

Basic Essentials

  • How to watch: NBC Sports Philadelphia
  • How to listen: 97.5 the Fanatic
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center
  • When: 7 p.m. ET


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