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Joel Embiid's surgeon, Dr. Richard Ferkel, is weighing in on the long-term outlook for the former-Kansas Jayhawk and it is definitely something Sixers fans like to hear. Ferkel said he has performed 20-30 surgeries similar to Embiid's and Embiid's was not the worst he has seen. Once he's fully healed, his chances of having a long career are very good. More here.
The Dodgers are expected to pursue Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon as the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline approaches. The Dodgers might not be the clearest fit on the surface for Papelbon's services as they currently have a closer in Kenley Jansen. More here.