Sixers questioning Joel Embiid’s conditioning, maturity after sending him home from recent West Coast trip

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The Sixers selected Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, knowing full well that he would be unable to contribute during the upcoming season.

Philadelphia is in a very public rebuilding situation, one that they feel requires them to add pieces to the roster that will be long-term solutions, even if in the short-term, that means piling up the losses.

That could work out just fine, provided the scouting is on point, and provided that the players they select are committed to developing their skill sets as professionals.

But it appears as though that last part has been lacking with Embiid. The team is seeing him struggle with his weight, and his maturity and work ethic are being called into question.

From Keith Pompey of Philly.com:

Embiid has a weight issue. Although the Sixers wouldn’t disclose his weight, a source said he’s close to…

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