Offbeat Embiid seemingly acknowledges that Sixers rookies are cursed

09:25  08 august  2018
09:25  08 august  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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The Philadelphia 76ers may really have a curse when it comes to their heralded rookies . It became a trend that No. 16 overall pick Zhaire Smith couldn’t avoid on Tuesday. The Sixers announced that Smith suffered a foot injury, and according to Shams Charania, that injury was a fractured foot.

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Zhaire Smith suffered a left foot fracture during a development camp in Las Vegas, continuing the tradition of Sixers rookies suffering serious injuries before the start of the regular season.

Joel Embiid looking at the camera © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images

And another one bites the dust.

It's become the norm for the Philadelphia 76ers to see their first-round draft picks succumb to injury before even taking the floor in their rookie year, with that trend continuing this year after Zhaire Smith reportedly fractured his left foot.

Joel Embiid knows that feeling all too well, missing his first two seasons in the Association with an injured foot of his own. Seeing what's become of Sixers rookies during his tenure, the All-Star center took to Twitter on Tuesday upon learning of Smith's fate to seemingly admit that there may be a curse plaguing the organization.

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Joel Hans Embiid (/dʒoʊˈɛl ɛmˈbiːd/ joh-EL em-BEED; born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Sixers went on to win 28 games combined in the two seasons Embiid missed. Before Ben Simmons suffered his Jones fracture, he was expected to Just look at the Sixers ’ roster. The starting five of Simmons, JJ Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Embiid was the best five-man unit in

Markelle Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, played a grand total of 14 regular-season games in part due to his ailing shoulder. The year prior, eventual 2017 Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons, missed the season with a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

Nerlens Noel, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, was another redshirt in Philly because of a torn ACL in his left knee.

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