Embiid to Sit Wednesday, Okafor on Tuesday
Although the Sixers are 0-2, they won't be pressured to change their with for Joel Embiid's playing time.
The team announced their plans for Embiid with a back-to-back set of games this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. The big man will play tomorrow at home against the Magic, but will rest against the Hornets on Wednesday.
Embiid played 15 minutes against the Hawks during a 104-72 loss on Saturday, scoring 14 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.
While Embiid will play on Tuesday, Jahlil Okafor will rest against the Magic, but will play Wednesday against the Hornets. Okafor played 15 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday, scoring eight points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Embiid also saw some playing time with Okafor in the loss to Atlanta, but Sixers coach Brett Brown indicated that was not a smart move, using up their minutes together while they are both on a minute restriction.