Updated: 5:49 p.m.
CAMDEN, N.J. - Joel Embiid is available to play Friday against the Pistons after hustling through a right hand injury Wednesday.
Embiid is not listed on the Sixers' medical update, which includes Markelle Fultz (shoulder) and Furkan Korkmaz (foot) as out. Justin Anderson's status is officially questionable (shin splints), but he said he expects to be available to play.
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The question was whether or not there would be a rematch of the Embiid vs. Andre Drummond battle. The Pistons' center sat out Detroit's last game because of bruised ribs. Earlier, his status for Friday night was still to be determined, according to the Detroit News, but Drummond will in fact play. Embiid and Drummond swapped banter earlier this season, as Embiid has done with other bigs around the league.
Embiid was active in shooting exercises following shootaround on Friday morning, as was Ben Simmons. Usually, Simmons is working on free throws during media availability, but on this occasion, he went through a series of drills with Embiid, Anderson and Robert Covington.
Sixers in a groove during shooting drills. See what happens when Embiid and Anderson try to distract Simmons on the last shot. pic.twitter.com/EogcUiRKFG— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) January 5, 2018
And to kick off your weekend, here is a look at Fultz: