Joel Embiid Expresses Frustration with Recent Usage: ‘I Haven’t Been Myself’

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 05: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles as Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors plays defense in the fourth quarter at Scotiabank Arena on December 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has averaged just 13.7 points per game on 33.3 percent shooting in his last three outings and was given a day of rest against the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

Per Keith Pompey of Philly.com, Embiid has been frustrated with the way he’s been used of late.

“I haven’t been myself lately. I think it’s mainly because of the way I’ve been used, which is I’m being used as a spacer, I guess, a stretch 5, which I’m only shooting [29.0] percent from three-point range.

“But it seems like the past couple games, like with the way I play, our setup, [head coach Brett Brown] always has me starting on the perimeter … and it just really frustrates me. My body feels great, and it’s just I haven’t been playing well.”

       

This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

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December 7, 2018 at 06:40PM

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