Today I was asked a few questions about our first 28 games. Below I’ve posted my answers to some of the significant ones.
Reporter: What are your thoughts on the limited playing time you’ve received so far, playing a total of just over 20 minutes in 6 games?
My response: Unlike most NBA players, I’m not going to fight with my coach for more playing time. He knows what is best and if he thinks I’m not ready for more playing time, then I’m going to trust him.
Reporter: What are your thoughts on the team's success so far?
My response: We currently sit at 17-12 which is great, but not what we’re aiming for, to be the best. We’re at the 6 seed which would give us a playoff spot, but ok the next stretch of the season, we’re going to try and improve to number 1.
Reporter: What are your thought on Joel Embiid’s season so far?
My response: He’s been sensational. He’s a frontrunner for both MVP and DPOY, and I think he 100% deserves both. He’s averaging a double-double with 5 assists as well. He’s shouting above 50% and a great 38% from three. He’s really close to the 50/40/90 club and with a strong rest of the season, he could get that and the MVP. But at the end of the day, that’s not the goal. The goal’s to win a championship. Joel knows it and I’m sure he’d love to win an MVP, but he and every player on this team is taking a ring over an MVP.
Reporter: What are your thoughts on the young star Tyrese Maxey’s season so far?
My response: Tyrese is the most fun, energetic guy on this team. He’s a pleasure to play with and everyone in Philly loves him. He’s going to be a star for years to come. Our GM BadgeCrewGM knows this, listing him as untouchable.