By Annie Ross

Joel Embiid joined the Sixers during their four-game Western Conference trip last week, saw a specialist in Los Angeles and is now in San Diego with Dr. David Martin, the Sixers’ director of performance research and development.

They are getting additional opinions on Embiid’s left knee.

Embiid is expected to need surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus, which big boss Bryan Colangelo on Feb. 11 called “very minor.” The Sixers said there is no timetable for making a decision.

Embiid will end up playing 31 games in his rookie season after missing his first two years due to a pair of right foot surgeries.