Embiid takes part in full court 5-on-5, Fultz, others banged up

By: Jesse Larch, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It's happening. 

As first reported by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sixers' star center Joel Embiid took part in a full court 5-on-5 scrimmage after much speculation around when Embiid would be cleared for full practices. 

Embiid said that he wants to take part in a preseason game this season and claimed that there is a "pretty good chance" that the 7-foot-2 big man from Cameroon does – which bodes well for the prospect of Embiid playing in the season opener. 

In addition to Embiid's progress, multiple players had updates on their health following the Sixers first preseason game. 

Markelle Fultz sat out of practice with a sore right shoulder. Fultz did take part in resistance and cardio training and is listed as a probable participant tomorrow night. 

Robert Covington was a limited participant with right knee soreness, and Amir Johnson was limited with a sprained ankle. Both are also listed as probable for tomorrow night versus Boston. 

Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot participated in his first full practice after dealing with patellar tendonitis, but he is listed as out for tomorrow's game. Dario Saric is not injured but continues to be rested by the Sixers after spending the offseason competing internationally. He did not participate in practice and is out for tomorrow's game as well

Embiid was said to have been dominant in the scrimmage. You can see a clip of Embiid practicing, capped off with a block of new teammate J.J. Redick:

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