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Joel Embiid rejoins the Sixers after the loss of his brother
Sixers rookie Joel Embiid returned to the United States after dealing with the loss of his brother Arthur on October 16. Embiid had been in his native Cameroon after the tragedy to spend time with his family and is expected to make his first road trip with the team to Toronto to watch them play the Raptors.
Michael Carter-Williams returns to practice
After spending the last six months recovering from shoulder surgery, reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams took part in his first full practice with the Sixers. His return will hopefully give the team the edge they need to get their first win of the season.
Nerlens Noel’s monster block of James Harden
There might not have been many positives about the Sixers 104-93 loss to the Houston Rockets, but at least the team ended up on the highlight reels that night thanks to Nerlens Noel. He blocked the Houston Rockets’ James Harden with authority and put the rest of the NBA on notice.
Malcolm Thomas may need knee surgery
Sixers forward Malcolm Thomas, a free agent who decided to sign with the Sixers instead of play in China, missed Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls with a sore left knee and may need surgery to repair the issue. If Thomas does opt for surgery, it would keep him on the bench for 4-5 weeks.
Sixers make changes to operations staff
Wednesday the Sixers announced several changes to basketball operations, including some promotions and additions. The only problem is that if they do their job too well, they could be traded at the deadline in February.
And finally, because this is going to be a very long season, we will close each edition of the Sixers Week in Review with a picture of the Sixers Dancers.