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Joel Embiid Instinctively Says To The Media His Minute Restriction Is 'Fucking Bullshit'

Don’t let JoJo get angry! Or let him get angry and unleash the chained beast off the bench to wreck havoc on mankind. Even better.

You can’t blame Embiid for having this reaction. He’s backed up. The guy has almost 3 seasons worth of blue balls he needs to let relieved on the court. Joel Embiid is a competitor, and now he’s 100% healthy for the first time since Africa. Of course he wants to be out there as much as possible. Wouldn’t you? Embiid has arguably been the most dominant, pound-for-pound player we’ve seen in a long, long time. He’s a (sometimes) walking wet dream. I’d have a problem if he didn’t have this reaction to being told his minutes were getting skimmed.

That being said, I don’t blame the coaching staff (or, more likely, the franchise) for still babying him with The Process. The man hasn’t stayed healthy in his professional, or even collegiate career. And the way he goes balls out and plays the game only adds to the risk of injury. I’m not saying he should be under this restriction forever. Or even the entire season.
But until we see a little more maturity and control on the court, I don’t hate keeping things in 1st-ish gear. We’ll get there soon, people. Just gotta Trust The Process.

Friday (home opener on Fri, my worm) Tomm it begins. Cue it.