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Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers take cautious approach with Embiid

Sixers take cautious approach with Embiid

PHILADELPHIA — The 76ers should have an answer within a month. There is a great deal at stake. The Sixers would be thrilled if additional tests and specialists around the country/world determine center Joel Embiid just needs time and rest for the stress fracture in his right ankle to continue healing and should eventually allow him to scrimmage 5-on-5 prior to playing the bulk of the 2015-16 season. But if the conclusion is another surgery would be the best course of action — and the Sixers have consistently taken a cautious approach during Embiid's rehab, just as they did with Nerlens Noel the season before — it's possible Embiid could sit out a second...