Embiid “not far away” from playing back-to-back games
Sixers center Joel Embiid has been the center of attention around the league this season for becoming an NBA All-Star starter, yet still being unable to play back-to-back games.
While his in-game minutes restriction is completely gone in the games he does compete in, and he hasn't missed any time this year due to any foot or knee problems, Embiid still has that "back-to-back" skeleton hanging in his closet.
Prior to the Sixers taking on the Bulls on Wednesday night, Brett Brown talked to the media about Embiid's status in terms of when that particular restriction will be lifted.
"We're now at some point not that far away going to talk about back to backs," Brett Brown told the media.
There are eight more back-to-backs on the Sixers' schedule, with the February 2 and 3 matchups at home vs. Miami and on the road at Indiana being important Eastern Conference playoff positioning matchups.
Embiid is averaging 23.8 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 34 games for the Sixers this season.
Josh Liddick is Sixers managing editor for SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoshLiddickTalk.