It’s Time For the 76ers to Free Joel Embiid

Posted in Blogroll on January 31st, 2018 by Ron Glover

(NESN.com)

Philadelphia 76ers fans are hoping center Joel Embiid’s days of missing back-to-back games are drawing to a close.

For two seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers coaching and medical staff have kept close tabs on the games and minutes played by center Joel Embiid. After playing through a minutes restriction in the 2016-17 season and a portion of this season, coach Brett Brown lifted those restraints allowing Embiid to play as needed.

Despite an average of 23 points, 11 boards and close to two blocks per game backed by some great performances, Embiid has yet to play in back-to-back games in his NBA career.

With the team now sitting as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and 2.5 games out of the fifth spot, it’s time for the 76ers to turn Joel Embiid loose.

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