Joel Embiid expects to return to court in 2-3 weeks

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While Embiid may be aiming a little high, there are reasons to expect improvement from the 76ers next season.

After missing his first two years recovering from a foot injury, Embiid broke onto the scene in his official rookie year.

Following the lottery, Embiid sat down for an interview with Brian Seltzer of, and Seltzer specifically asked about how refreshing the drink was for him on stage.

Embiid played in 31 games this season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, before his season was cut short by a torn left meniscus. Philadelphia received a top-three draft pick for the fourth straight year by virtue of being able to swap picks with the Sacramento Kings.

Whether Philadelphia opts to use its picks, package them to move up or package them for an All-Star caliber player, the Sixers are in the driver's seat of their own future.