The conventional wisdom around the league is that Daryl Morey will trade Ben Simmons before the Feb. 10 trade deadline because he doesn’t want to “Waste” a year of Joel Embiid’s prime. “A bunch of teams had COVID issues, but we had COVID issues. Any team without their best player, it’s going to be hard to win. But when I look at where we are when we’ve got most of the team healthy – and especially me in the lineup – I think we are 21-9. That’s not bad. That’s up there with the best records in the NBA. All that tells me is we’ve just got to stay healthy, keep doing what we’ve been doing.
“We’ve struggled a little bit offensively, but during this stretch we’ve been very good offensively, just moving the ball. Embiid himself would be a problem for those teams but there is not enough around him to contend.
But Embiid is comfortable with the team he’s got.