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Joel Embiid's Status Still In Question For Game 1 of Opening Round

Joel Embiid with his head down during a game.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 14: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on October 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The NBA Playoffs will begin tomorrow as the first game will take place in Philadelphia. While the 76ers had another strong regular season, the status of Joel Embiid is still in question for this weekend.

Embiid is one of the few game-changing players capable of taking over a game on offense. The All-Star center averaged 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game.

Injuries have played a major role over throughout Embiid's career. He did an excellent job of staying durable most of this season, but yet again he is battling pain in his knee.

The Sixers tried to manage his load management by resting him for 13 out of the last 23 games.

Philadelphia doesn't really have the luxury of letting Embiid rest in the postseason. The Brooklyn Nets enter this opening round with tons of momentum, and some analysts believe they're poised for an upset.

Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler are certainly stars in their own right for the Sixers, but they just don't match the impact that Embiid has on the hardwood.

When asked about his playing status for tomorrow, Embiid said "I have no idea."

It sounds as if Embiid will be a true game-time decision for Game 1 against the Nets.

We'll provide an update on his status as tipoff approaches.