The 76ers must face the Pistons with out one in every of their star gamers.
Coach Brett Brown advised reporters Friday that heart Joel Embiid will not play Friday as Philadelphia is giving him a day to relaxation.
“If he might, he’d play 48 minutes,” Brown advised reporters (via philly.com). “And I really feel that if there’s any duty that we have now as a corporation is to protect our participant’s well being. It was clear to us and Joel that he was fatigued over the previous few video games, particularly.”
Brown added that he made the resolution to take a seat Embiid whereas conserving in thoughts the massive image. He needs to enter the playoffs with all of his gamers wholesome.
“How do you ship them in a wholesome, spirited style when it issues essentially the most?” he stated. “So the choice to take a seat Joel tonight is mine. It’s all the time delivered with the aim to attempt to assist him.”
Brown additionally stated he has not determined whether or not Mike Muscala or Amir Johnson would begin in Embiid’s place.
The 24-year-old hasn’t missed a recreation but this season, however he had surgery in March to restore a fractured orbital bone in his left eye and missed a number of video games through the playoffs.
Embiid has averaged 26.three factors and 13.three rebounds by means of 26 video games.