Joel Embiid needs to be saved out of the rising Ben Simmons drama.
After Simmons reportedly knowledgeable the 76ers final week that he hopes to be traded and has no plans to attend coaching camp later this month, USA At present’s Jeff Zillgitt wrote Sunday that the “Simmons-Embiid rift had been escalating” and that the Sixers “needed to choose one or the opposite.”
“Belief me bro!! Cease utilizing my title to push folks’s agendas,” Embiid, a four-time All-Star middle, responded Wednesday on Twitter. “I really like and hate drama. I really like enjoying with Ben. Stats don’t lie. He’s a tremendous participant and all of us didn’t get the job completed. It’s on me personally. I hope everyone seems to be again cuz we all know we’re ok to win.”
Simmons, who’s coming into the second season of a five-year contract value $177.2 million, reportedly met with Sixers proprietor Josh Harris, crew president Daryl Morey, GM Elton Model and head coach Doc Rivers final week in Los Angeles.
In 4 seasons with Philadelphia, Simmons gained the league’s Rookie of the Yr award in 2018 and made the All-Star crew in every of the next three seasons. He additionally has been named twice to the NBA All-Defensive first crew.
The previous No. 1 general choose posted 14.3 factors, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per sport final season, however he averaged simply 11.9 factors over 12 playoff appearances. He additionally shot simply 34.2 % from the free-throw line within the postseason, together with a seven-game loss to the Hawks within the Jap Convention semifinals.