Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown performed down issues after Joel Embiid sat out the workforce’s scrimmage due to a calf downside.
Embiid missed Sunday’s 102-97 loss to the Thunder because the 76ers stepped up preparations for his or her NBA return towards the Pacers outdoors Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 1.
The three-time All-Star posted 10 factors, six rebounds and an help in just below 13 minutes of Friday’s 90-83 victory over the Grizzlies at Disney’s Vast World of Sports activities complicated. However the 76ers opted to not take any dangers after Embiid, whose health has typically been questioned, started feeling calf tightness throughout the sport.
“Probably not,” Brown replied when requested if there’s any frustration about Embiid lacking sport time with damage. “It is the second sport.
“If this had occurred three to 4 video games into what we’re calling the common season, [then yes]. There’s all the time frustration, egocentric frustration, and I do know frustration, at instances, for Joel. However initially, [we’re] simply making an attempt to be good with all the pieces and transfer on.”
“I consider we’re simply getting out in entrance of stuff, and being good with it,” Brown stated.
Embiid was averaging 23.four factors, 11.eight rebounds and three.1 assists per sport previous to the coronavirus pandemic forcing the NBA to be suspended in March.
The 76ers (39-26) are sixth within the Japanese Convention, sharing the identical file because the fifth-place Pacers forward of the league’s resumption.