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ClutchPoints 2 hours ago
Joel Embiid misses Sixers practice with migraine, questionable vs. Pistons

Joel Embiid misses Sixers practice with migraine, questionable vs. Pistons

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid missed practice on Sunday due to a migraine and is officially questionable for the Sixers’ Monday night game against the Detroit Pistons. Joel Embiid was given the night off in Friday’s 117-111 win over the Pistons in Detroit. The 7-footer hasn’t exactly been thrilled with his recent play, as he […] The post Joel Embiid misses Sixers practice with migraine, questionable vs. Pistons appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 5 hours ago
Is Jimmy Butler the Most Clutch Player in the NBA?

Is Jimmy Butler the Most Clutch Player in the NBA?

The Philadelphia 76ers knew what they were getting when they made a blockbuster trade for All-Star forward Jimmy Butler. With Joel Embiid as the team’s primary scorer at 7-foot-2, they had really no one to rely on come crunch time of important games. In making the move to get Butler, the 76ers not only got […] The post Is Jimmy Butler the Most Clutch Player in the NBA? appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 5 hours ago
Brett Brown won’t say the Jimmy Butler trade is hurting Joel Embiid

Brett Brown won’t say the Jimmy Butler trade is hurting Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid’s recent struggles are concerning for the Philadelphia 76ers, but head coach Brett Brown won’t blame Embiid’s struggles on the acquisition of Jimmy Butler. Brown feels that blaming Embiid’s recent struggles on the Butler trade isn’t a possibility he feels like discussing. He thinks that creating more space for Embiid to operate is the key. […] The post Brett Brown won’t say the Jimmy Butler trade is hurting Joel Embiid appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 6 hours ago
Joel Embiid is frustrated by Brett Brown forcing him on the perimeter

Joel Embiid is frustrated by Brett Brown forcing him on the perimeter

Joel Embiid isn’t happy with the way Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown is using him in the offense. He feels like he’s playing out on the perimeter too much and he’s notably frustrated with the situation. By way of Keith Pompey of Philly.com: “But it seems like the past couple games, like with the way […] The post Joel Embiid is frustrated by Brett Brown forcing him on the perimeter appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 6 hours ago
Joel Embiid says he hasn’t been himself lately

Joel Embiid says he hasn’t been himself lately

Joel Embiid has not been himself of late and the Philadelphia 76ers big man doesn’t feel completely comfortable with the way he’s been utilized of late. “I haven’t been myself lately,” Joel Embiid told Keith Pompey of Philly.com. “I think it’s mainly because of the way I’ve been used, which is I’m being used as […] The post Joel Embiid says he hasn’t been himself lately appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Sixer Sense 7 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: Jimmy Butler carries the load

The Philadelphia 76ers needed Jimmy Butler to carry the offensive load for the week with Joel Embiid struggling and the star wing delivered. It was the first time this season that star Joel Embiid wasn’t absolutely dominant throughout a week, to be quite honest he struggled mightily. Regardless if it was because of fatigue or […] Philadelphia 76ers Player of the Week: Jimmy Butler carries the load - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers 8 hours ago
Casting the Joel Embiid Biopic

Casting the Joel Embiid Biopic

It’s about time. Over the years, Joel Embiid has made no bones about it: he feels his life is like a movie. He has opined on the topic consistently, most recently in the lede to his firsthand look through the rearview mirror for The Players’ Tribune. He’s been saying it for years: My life is a movie— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 28, 2014 It’s hard to argue with him. From playing volleyball in Cameroon, to playing basketball at 16 years old under the stewardship of Luc Mbah a Moute, to Montverde, to Kansas, to Twitter, to Philadelphia, to Rihanna’s DMs, to breaking his...
Liberty Ballers 12 hours ago
Film Study: Breaking down Jimmy Butler’s big night against the Pistons

Film Study: Breaking down Jimmy Butler’s big night against the Pistons

A 38-point, 6-assist, 6-rebound, 3-steal, 1-block performance warrants a second look Glenn Robinson III had just buried a 3-pointer to put the Detroit Pistons ahead 71-56 early in the third quarter. The Philadelphia 76ers were without their franchise star, Joel Embiid. Nobody could stop Blake Griffin or Andre Drummond in the post. A Sixers win seemed unlikely at that point. But then, another Sixers star, Jimmy Butler, did star-caliber things and along with Ben Simmons, helped rally Philadelphia to a 117-111 road victory. With an 18-point, 14-rebound, 6-assist, 1-steal outing, Simmons was...
ClutchPoints Dec 8, 2018
Sixers’ Joel Embiid insists he’s not unhappy with Jimmy Butler trade, just his new role

Sixers’ Joel Embiid insists he’s not unhappy with Jimmy Butler trade, just his new role

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid says that he’s not unhappy with the Jimmy Butler trade, insisting that his new role is what’s unsatisfying. Ranked among the top five in scoring before the Butler trade, Embiid has failed to reach the 20-point mark in his last three games for the Sixers. The Philly Inquirer’s Keith […] The post Sixers’ Joel Embiid insists he’s not unhappy with Jimmy Butler trade, just his new role appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Sixer Sense Dec 8, 2018

Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid unhappy with role since Jimmy Butler trade

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is averaging under 14 points per game in his last three outings. Following a disappointing loss in Toronto on Wednesday, the Philadelphia 76ers got Joel Embiid some much-needed rest in Friday’s victory over Detroit. The All-Star was playing his worst basketball of the season in the three games prior, averaging […] Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid unhappy with role since Jimmy Butler trade - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Liberty Ballers Dec 7, 2018
Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 27

Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 27

For a refresher on what constitutes a Bell Ringer, please reference the initial post. Bell Ringer Season Standings: Joel Embiid - 9 Ben Simmons - 6 JJ Redick - 4 Jimmy Butler - 4 Robert Covington - 1 Dario Saric - 1 T.J. McConnell - 1 So that’s how that feels! After trailing by as much as 15 in the 3rd quarter, the Sixers stampeded back to take control of this one late and will leave Detroit with a 117-111 victory. Without Joel Embiid, the Sixers needed big performances from everyone and they got them. Let’s get into it. Jimmy Butler: 38 pts, 6 rbs, 6 ast, 3 steals SIXERS WIN!...
The Sixer Sense Dec 7, 2018

PLAYER GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 117, Detroit Pistons 111

The Philadelphia 76ers won on the road in Detroit against the Pistons without Joel Embiid. The Detroit Pistons came out strong in the first half dominating the block and procuring a 15-point lead in third quarter before the Philadelphia 76ers began tightening on defense. Blake Griffin had another big performance against Philadelphia posting 31 points […] PLAYER GRADES: Philadelphia 76ers 117, Detroit Pistons 111 - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Dec 7, 2018
Joel Embiid says Sixers’ Jimmy Butler trade is ‘upsetting’ his game

Joel Embiid says Sixers’ Jimmy Butler trade is ‘upsetting’ his game

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star big man Joel Embiid says he is frustrated because head coach Brett Brown hasn’t been using him right on offense since the Sixers acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid has averaged 23.8 points per game in 11 games since the Butler trade while shooting 43.1 percent from the field. The 24-year-old […] The post Joel Embiid says Sixers’ Jimmy Butler trade is ‘upsetting’ his game appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Butler, 76ers rally without Embiid, beat Pistons 117-111

Butler, 76ers rally without Embiid, beat Pistons 117-111

DETROIT — Jimmy Butler scored 38 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame Joel Embiid's absence Friday night, rallying from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 117-111.
Detroit Free Press Dec 7, 2018
Detroit Pistons drop third straight after loss to Philadelphia 76ers

Detroit Pistons drop third straight after loss to Philadelphia 76ers

The Detroit Pistons caught a break with the absence of Joel Embiid on Friday. But the Philadelphia 76ers still have Jimmy Butler.        

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