76ers center Joel Embiid is not someone who shy’s away from expressing his opinions so it comes as no surprise he feels the team should run the offense through him.
Embiid discussed his thoughts in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.
“I know what I’m capable of, and I know what my teammates think of me,” Embiid said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday.
“I know I’m capable of carrying the team, so it’s all about me being assertive. If I feel like I’m not getting the ball, I just got to talk to them and do what I have to do.
A lot of people around basketball feel the fit between Embiid and All-Star Ben Simmons will not lead to long term success and the team will have to choose between the two stars.
With the Orlando restart, the 76ers are sitting in the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference with an outstanding home record of 29-2.
The problem lies with the team having a 10-24 road record.
Chemistry issues have plagued the team all season so they may be one of the few teams who can succeed in the neutral-court environment when games resume late July.
Embiid is averaging 23.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game this season.
Philadelphia will play against Eastern Conference rivals the Indiana Pacers, who share identical 39-26 records to be fifth and sixth respectively, on August 1.