Philadelphia storm Joel Embiid will not play Friday night when 76ers take on the Detroit pistols. Sixers coach Brett Brown said that Embiid needed a rest day.
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Related  “After the recent games with Memphis and Toronto, it became clear through the eye test and only listened that time was now,” said Brown to reporters on Friday morning. “So we’ve done it to help him and ultimately help our team get him to when it’s most urgent.”
Embiid has played every match this season with an average of 34.3 minutes on the floor. By 26 games he is on average 26.3 points and 13.3 returns. But he only shot 5 to 17 Wednesday evening in a 113-102 loss for Raptors, scoring 10, and seemed to be defeated at the defensive end.
“The latest games have I been so rubbish,” Embiid said after the game. “So I have to find that part if I want to help the team win some games.”
Brown said he had not decided whether Mike Muscala or Amir Johnson would start at Embiid’s place.