76ers center Joel Embiid heard the criticism from Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal after Philadelphia’s win over the Nuggets, and he … actually agrees with the “NBA on TNT” analysts?
On Tuesday night, Barkley and O’Neal each praised Embiid’s talent but noted that he isn’t producing enough on a consistent basis.
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Embiid has seen decreases in his points (27.5 to 22.0), rebounds (13.6 to 12.4) and field goal percentage (48.4 to 45.8) compared to last season, though he is also playing less minutes (33.7 to 30.4).
He hit his exact average against Denver with 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting in a matchup with All-Star big man Nikola Jokic.
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