Joel Embiid Unhappy With Minutes Restriction 'in the Teens'

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EMBIID: That's f--ing bull-- I wish I was playing more minutes.

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid told reporters on Monday that he was frustrated with the team's decision to put him on a minutes restriction to start the season, and it appears he did not cool off at all after sleeping on it. According to Kyle Neubeck at the Philly Voice, Embiid called his minutes restrictions in the teens to be "bullsh*t".

"That's (bleeping) B.S.", Embiid said via Crossing Broad's Kevin Kinkead. They've been extremely cautious with Embiid since he's been drafted and the goal is to build him into a guy that can continually go out and play 30+ minutes per game and 65+ games a year. Actually, you will. "Like I always say", he finished, "you've got to trust the process". Embiid never fails to bring delight to his fans whenever he shares an entertaining content that even his National Basketball Association peers take a peek.

Earlier in the summer, Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said the team didn't anticipate a minutes restriction for Embiid this season. "I wish I was playing more, but we're gonna see how that goes".

"I don't really know if there's a solid number", said Brown during a recent media scrum.

Between Joel Embiid's motivation to prove he doesn't need a minutes restriction to Ben Simmons finally being healthy after missing all of past year, the Philadelphia 76ers are being considered a team to keep an eye on during the 2017-18 season when it comes to being a surprise contender. "I feel great, and hopefully that changes based on this practice and tomorrow's practice". "Definitely going to have my opinion on that, and they're going to hear me. We are going to discuss it".

"The 7'2" center has played just 31 games in his first three National Basketball Association seasons. When active, Embiid averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks despite playing just 25.4 minutes per game.

Embiid, 23 and one of the league's most intriguing talents - and also one of its most injury-prone players - has had his career stunted by a series of foot and back issues.

For now, Embiid will begin the season slowly.

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