Jessica Camerato: Embiid wanted to play Thurs too. Not cleared for back-to-backs, eyeing next possible games. Important to note, nothing has been decided yet.“When is our next one? January? I think that might be an option. Right now it’s looking like that would be the one, so I’m excited,”he said.
They then begin a stretch of 24 games that includes 18 away from Madison Square Garden, the sort of death march that can challenge even the best of teams. “Yeah, we haven’t had that many road games like a lot of other teams,” Hardaway Jr. said. “We’ve just got to find some type of formula or some type of mental attitude, mindset, going into these games away from our place. I mean, we feed off our crowd when they give us energy when we’re at home. So when we’re on the road we’ve got to realize we’re 15 strong and have each other’s back out there. Once we started doing that we can see some success on the road.”
Atkinson was unwilling to say Mozgov was fatigued. “I really don’t want to comment on what Timmy’s agent would say,” Atkinson said. “I think right now it’s more we’re trying different guys in the rotation. That’s about it”Atkinson said. “We’re trying a lot of different bigs in the rotation. It’s more that.
Kerr said Green will continue to periodically sit out games at various points through the season and added that the team’s success in recent years helped convince the All-Star to adopt this approach. “Even though he doesn’t love it, he agrees that it’s a good idea,” Kerr said.