Bautista will play a simulated game on Wednesday, and the decision about his pending activation from the disabled list, expected to happen Thursday, will be made afterwards, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Embiid (foot) is expected to see the court during the preseason, Derek Bodner of Philly Mag reports. "Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction," 76ers coach Brett Brown said, regarding Embiid's health. "We're just very excited."
Wall is progressing well from offseason surgery on both of his knees, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports. "I just came from the doctor and I'm right where I'm supposed to be, but I'm not in a rush," Wall said Saturday.
Ekholm broke out offensively last season, potting eight goals to complement 27 assists over a full 82-game schedule. Still, Nashville's assistant coach Phil Housley expects the blueliner to take another step forward in the 2016-17 campaign.
In a race that spanned two days due to inclement weather, Johnson led his teammates to the checkered flag with a Top-10 result. Johnson earned a seventh-place result Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, and he was joined inside the Top 15 by the other three Hendrick Motorsports drivers, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.