After scoring 29 points, drilling six three-pointers and snatching eight rebounds on Thursday in Portland, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid did not hop on a plane with his teammates to Denver. Embiid wasn’t going to play against the Nuggets on Saturday night as a precautionary measure, so why bother with the extra travel? Instead, Embiid boarded a flight to Phoenix, where he’s expected to suit up for the 76ers when they face the Suns on Sunday.
Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.