Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid expects to be ready for the start of training camp, according to a report from The Undefeated.
Embiid is 7-foot-2 and played just 31 games last season because of a knee injury. Leg and foot injuries have kept him sidelined for the majority of his first three seasons.
He told The Undefeated he has not been cleared to take part in games of five-on-five, but is running through non-contact drills.
“I can do everything but play 5-on-5 and 1-on-1,” Embiid told website. “I think I will be ready for training camp.”
He averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds last season.
The Sixers have drafted each of the previous two No. 1 overall picks — swingman Ben Simmons (2016) and point guard Markelle Fultz (2017) to join Embiid. Simmons missed all of last season with a foot injury but is expected to be ready to go for camp as well.