There were two plays early on in the Sixers’ loss to the Brooklyn Nets that stood out. Embiid led the league in attempting 10.7 free throws a game last season. He’s at 7.3, still a very healthy number, but he hasn’t been as aggressive scoring this season – whether that’s to play make more in the absence of Ben Simmons or due to the right knee soreness he’s dealt with, remains to be seen. Is the rules emphasis hurting Harden? It’s not helping, but he’s a far too talented player to stay down for much longer.