Brett Brown Rumors
Brown said he spent four hours talking to Embiid a few days ago. “We spoke privately about a lot of things,” said Brown said. “It’s just part of what you speak to your family about, what you speak to a player about. It’s the evolution of things that happen when you’re on a team.” Some folks thought Embiid’s remarks indicated he was taking a shot at how the offense has changed since the arrival of four-time all-star Jimmy Butler, who arrived Nov. 12 in a trade with the Timberwolves. Butler has been getting the ball a lot in the halfcourt, with many of his touches near the 3-point line at the elbow extended.
No, Joel Embiid said on Friday night, he is not tired. Yes, he is frustrated. That’s because, the 76ers star center said, he is not being used right. “I haven’t been myself lately,” said Embiid, who was held out of Friday’s game against the Pistons by coach Brett Brown. “I think it’s mainly because of the way I’ve been used, which is I’m being used as a spacer, I guess, a stretch five, which [is why] I’m only shooting  percent” from three-point range.