Sunday, May 29 2022

As the Philadelphia 76ers get set to take on the Memphis Grizzlies, they will be without their star big man leader in Joel Embiid. The big fella will miss the game due to a planned rest, but the timing of the rest causes some confusion.

Embiid has played in 21 straight games so it makes some sense to rest him, but choosing to rest him against a very good Grizzlies team is confusing considering the quality of the opponent. It would have made more sense to have him rest against a team like the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

“I really don’t get that much involved with it, to be honest,” said coach Doc Rivers. “They come and present their calendar. They thought this was the right day with the amount of rest we can get him so that’s why we did it.”

The Sixers will certainly have their hands full when they take on this Grizzlies team. Memphis guard Ja Morant has turned into a legitimate star in this league and Steven Adams will be a handful down low without Embiid. There will be a lot of pressure on the others to step up and help the Sixers get it done at home.

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