By Jerry Wein
Joel Embiid missed four of the 20 he took Tuesday night in the win over the Celtics after he shot 12-for-17 from the line in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
“Getting to the free-throw line is a skill,” said Embiid. “A lot of people call it flopping, I’m physical. I’m gonna create contact, guys are gonna react, they’re gonna put their hand up and if I catch him slipping, I’m gonna get to the free-throw line. It’s not as easy as people think. It is a skill, not everybody can do it. You got to have a high basketball IQ to be able to pull it off.”
Joel Embiid is averaging 11.8 free throws per game this season.
Only 2 centers have averaged more in a season in NBA history — Shaquille O’Neal and Wilt Chamberlain. pic.twitter.com/74eNbmyULd
— StatMuse (@statmuse) April 7, 2021