At this point, we are all ready to see “The Process” in action.
The Philadelphia 76ers have had a rough few years to say the least, and one of the players to feel it the most, center Joel Embiid. We’ve gotten more entertainment from him off of the court than on over those past few years, all due to injury. Well hearing that he will be on a minutes restriction to start the season doesn’t sound to bad to us, what ever is need to get him through the season, we’re in.
Embiid on the other hand isn’t too thrilled about only playing around 16 minutes a night. “That’s f—ing bulls—. I wish I was playing more minutes,” Embiid told reporters on Tuesday. “I think I’m ready. I think I’m ready for more than whatever number they have. I don’t know. I wish I was playing more, but we’re going to see how that goes.”
Sixers’ coach Brett Brown said, “There will be some minutes restrictions, but it’s also a judgment of how is the game being played, not just looking at a rote, rigid number.”
We all know Joel is a very outspoken person, so of course he won’t take his lack of play time sitting down. “They got to listen to me… If I feel great and my body feels great and my knee is fine, I should play 30 minutes or more. I definitely have my opinion on that… They are going to hear me. We are going to discuss it,” said the Sixers’ big man.
We will get a chance to see how much minutes Joel Embid plays as they open the season in Washington on Wednesday (10.18) at 7PM on ESPN.