Joel Embiid will return to the Philadelphia 76ers' lineup when they play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday after missing eight games.
Embiid was out due to knee soreness and hasn't played since the All-Star Game.
The 76ers are 4-4 in Embiid's absence.
"The bottom line is we have come this far in relation to rest after the All-Star break -- personally, I am at a stage where if it requires more time, so be it," Brett Brown said on Wednesday. "The endgame is obvious: It is trying to deliver him to the playoffs healthy. I do look up from time to time and pay attention to the calendar. It's not like you have an abundance of time."