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Joel Embiid preparing for increased workload in playoffs?

by Dan Titus | 76ers Correspondent | Fri, May 15th 3:39pm EDT

Sixers head coach Brett Brown wants Joel Embiid to play 38 minutes per game in the playoffs. (Keith Pompey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Stay-at-home orders must be going well for the all-star center if he is both ready, and able, to be on the court for 38 minutes per game. Embiid averaged 30.4 mpg in last year's NBA Playoffs - which ended in epic fashion on a Kawhi Leonard game 7 buzzer-beater in the semi-finals. For perspective, Embiid's averaged 30.6 minuter per game for his career and over the course of this season, he stands at 30.2. This may be a tall order for the oft-injured Embiid, as he's had trouble staying in shape and getting winded late in games. Hopefully Brown's confidence in Embiid to get a substantive boost in playing time comes with NBA fans and fantasy owners seeing the best version of Embiid, when it matters most.

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