Philadelphia is scheduled to probably begin their Eastern Conference first-round series Saturday at home.
Embiid said he will likely miss at least Game 1 of the playoffs this weekend because of the injury.
"I don't think I'm ready to play", he said. "It's getting there. I've got to keep working every day". "That part (where the fracture occurred) is all numb. With a clear mask, it feels like there's so much reflection and I can't really see", said Embiid.
The Philadelphia 76ers (51-3) are the hottest team in the National Basketball Association winning 15 games in a row.
After watching lottery bound team after lottery bound team shuffle off the court in early April with seemingly no hope in sight, Philly has been desperate for the return of playoff basketball in the City of Brotherly Love and seemingly out of nowhere those prayers have been answered. "It's not that. I want them to enjoy it. Take a deep breath". Players such as Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have had to ditch them at the behest of the league, who prefer their players to rock clear masks. "That buys me more time".
"Just based on the way I've been feeling the past couple days and how well I've progressed, unlikely".
"We do stuff slowly", Brown said.
Embiid said he hoped the National Basketball Association would allow him to wear a black mask that made him look like the 76ers' version of Zorro.
The mask Embiid has chosen is a bit of a story in itself, with most National Basketball Association fans aware that black or dark masks haven't been approved by the league in the past. National Basketball Association rules now allow only clear masks, but Embiid said he will appeal.
Embiid also provided his view on awards. "I do feel confident to tell you and the public that Game 1 is highly unlikely". A lot of people have their own opinions, whatever.
Houston rested four of its starters and fell to the Kings, 96-83 to end the season with a league-best 65-17 record.
Embiid wasn't done, however. Unlike some of the NBA's "Super Teams", Coach Brown's squad exudes a fantastic, nearly familial energy that's absolutely contagious and has truly taken the city by storm.
"I feel I've been the best defensive player in the league this year", Embiid said.