76ers head coach Doc Rivers anticipates that Joel Embiid will have some load management next season.
"Ben [Simmons], when healthy, seems to play more games right now," Rivers said. "Joel seems like he’s gradually upticking, which is a good thing. It’s not just that. It’s minutes. It’s practice time. It encompasses a lot of stuff. Every team has to deal with it, and we’ll have to deal with it here, and we’ll probably figure it out." It's not hard to imagine Rivers putting Embiid on the same load management schedule he had with Kawhi Leonard, so once again fantasy managers will have to weigh the risks of his durability concerns and frequent rest-related DNPs when choosing him in the early rounds -- Embiid has never played more than 64 regular season games. Oct 09 12:16 pm (EST)
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