In the Monday night outing against the Orlando Magic, Embiid drained just 25-percent of his shots for 16 points.
But as Embiid steers clear of the injury report once again heading into Friday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, the Sixers have to find a way to get the big man going. “Some of the shots were tough. He obviously can make them, but just try to get him easier shots and find ways to get him going. It’s kind of a tricky game trying to get to the foul line. Some nights you’re not getting those calls; some nights he is. So, us as teammates, just try to attack and make it easy on him when we get the opportunity. We’ll go to him, so that’s not gonna change. We got to just figure out ways to get him going.”
Finding opportunities to get up shots hasn’t been too hard for Embiid, but the Sixers’ spacing has made it more challenging for him to get easier attempts to help him establish a rhythm. While Embiid’s slump has hurt Philly’s offense in the previous two outings, Doc Rivers, Curry, and the rest of the team remain confident he’ll snap out of it sooner than later.