If Joel Embiid was hoping to take it easy during his post-MVP season, he’s in for a rude awakening. New Philadelphia 76ers head coach Nick Nurse spoke with Ky Carlin of Sixers Wire this week. In the interview, Nurse revealed the team’s plan for their big star next season: they want to play him as much as possible in the regular season, whatever the cost.
The pivot of Philadelphia 76ers, Joel Embiid, is one of the main faces that comes to mind when the topic of the NBA’s new rules regarding stars missing games comes up. In fact, the Yaoundé native is known for regularly having physical problems, as he did in last year’s postseason. But it is not about letting him rest too much with a view to possible playoffs in 2024 and the Olympic Games this summer. HE Sixers They will face fines if they leave their superstar home during certain games.
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The nurse has Embiid in great shape
Thus, Nurse Nicknew coach Philadelphiabelieves that we should simply wait for the body of the Process yours: ” I think maybe our view of things is a little different than what people think. We are trying to get him to play more games. Our goal is to make it go up and not the other way around. I think that’s exactly what our people believe here, that you can knock and knock again, knock on wood, cross your fingers, all that. There are always things that can happen like that, but I don’t know. I think the guys will play as much as they can and we’ll see what happens. » concluded the manager.
Be careful not to permanently burn a horse that is already regularly in agony.
the body of Joel Embiid, who will turn 30 next season, has performed quite well in the last two regular seasons, playing 68 games in 2021-2022 and 66 last year (with 34.2 minutes per game during this period). But the latter has a rather reckless style of play and always seems to get winded in the playoffs (including an orbital fracture in 2022 and a knee sprain in 2023). A bad omen if he plays more this season and if he also decides to participate in the Olympic Games with France or the United States.