By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the first time even, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons will play a basketball game together.

However, originally, Wednesday’s Sixers-Nets preseason game was not going to be televised in the Philadelphia area.

The Brooklyn Nets home preseason game against the Sixers will only going to be televised on the YES Network. 

However, on Wednesday afternoon, NBCSportsPhilly announced they will televise the game.

Wednesday will be Embiid’s 2017 debut, as he missed the previous three games recovering from knee surgery in March, according to the team. However, Embiid signed a five-year contract extension on Tuesday. 94WIP’s Howard Eskin previously reported contract negotiations as the reason for Embiid’s absence from preseason, a report that seems to have been correct.

No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is not expected to play on Wednesday, due to a knee injury. Fultz is also reportedly dealing with shoulder soreness, which seems to be affecting his shot.