Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, who has played in just 31 games during his first three years in the NBA because of foot and knee injuries, told The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears that he expects to be ready for training camp.
Embiid, a counselor at a Basketball Without Borders camp before Saturday's NBA Africa Game in Johannesburg, South Africa, said he's doing non-contact drills while recovering from a torn left meniscus, but he hasn't been cleared to play 5-on-5 yet.
"I can do everything but play 5-on-5 and one-on-one," Embiid told Spears. "I think I will be ready for training camp."
The NBA All-Rookie first-team selection averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.1 assists in 31 games last season.
Philadelphia went 28-54 in 2016-17, its most wins in four seasons, as its playoff drought extended to five years.