Joel Embiid Had a Tame Response to His Minutes Restriction

The Philadelphia 76ers gifted Joel Embiid a fat contract (loaded with protections) last week, so I totally understand the organization taking the kid-glove approach with him. Reports say head coach Brett Brown expects Joel’s minutes to be somewhere in the teens to start out the new season (via

“I don’t really know if there’s a solid number,” the coach said after practice, adding, “If you were to choose a number, it would be somewhere like in the teens.”

Fortunately Joel is a levelheaded dude and took the restriction in stride… not. He got a little NSFW and dropped an F-bomb:

He had a lot of thoughts on the subject, but here is the first quote.

— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) October 17, 2017

Embiid has long been touting “Trust the Process”… looks like he’ll have to do so again until he finally gets the green light to play more than a role player.

On a lighter note, Joel has a new hairstyle:

Cornrows JoJo! 👀

— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) October 17, 2017