By Annie Ross
When Sixers center Joel Embiid heard that coach Brett Brown had said that Jojo might be on a minutes restriction “in the teens,” he was predictably upset:
“Oh shit, I didn’t know about that,” said Embiid. “That’s very disappointing, I feel great and hopefully that changes based on today’s practice and tomorrow’s practice.
“I felt good in the Miami game, I played like what, 14 minutes in the first half? I felt like I could have played 30 minutes, I felt good,” said Embiid. “I’m still not there, but my body’s getting in better shape and I feel great.”
“I got a voice, they got to listen to me. It depends on how I feel, so if I feel great and my body feels great and my knee is fine, I should play 30 minutes or more,” said Embiid. “Definitely going to have my opinion on that, and they’re going to hear me. We’re going to discuss it, but at the same time I trust them, I trust the doctors, and even if I feel good, they have a plan behind it.”
“I guess you gotta trust the process.”