NEW YORK — The 76ers have taken hits for their lack of transparency. And Thursday morning's shootaround at Asphalt Green might be a reason for more. Or maybe center Joel Embiid just didn't tell anyone why his left wrist was taped up .
The all-star obviously knows why. However, he did not speak to the media after the shootaround. So coach Brett Brown was asked what's wrong with Embiid's wrist.
"I don't think anything," Brown said before spotting Embiid as he exited the gym. "I see that it's taped. I don't know. I see that it's taped, but I don't know that."
Neither did the public relations representative, who pointed out that Embiid wasn't on the injury report and was scheduled to play Thursday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (This is the team's franchise center. Wouldn't you expect someone on the team to be curious enough to ask the reason for the tape?)
The all-star could have injured the wrist while falling a couple of times or on one of his dunks during Tuesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers.
He participated only in light shooting Thursday morning, but received treatment during most of the shootaround.