The Sixers need Embiid healthy. There’s no question about that. But they are a good enough team to withstand his absence. As long as it does not linger, this will go down as just another bump in the road.
It was hard to predict Manny Machado's market value, because a player like him hasn't been up for free agency like this in a while. And it's hard to say if he's more or less valuable than Bryce Harper.