Eastern Notes: Embiid, Williams, Iwundu, Magic

Sixers center Joel Embiid said he’d like to play with Ben Simmons for his entire career, Frank Urbina of Hoops Hype relays. Embiid made that comment during the Rights to Ricky Sanchez podcast.

“I love him and I want to be with him for the rest of my career because I think he still has a lot of potential and we can get so much better than we are by now,” Embiid said of his Sixers teammate. “I don’t see the point of ever playing with somebody else. That’s someone that we love to be playing with for the rest of my career.”

Both stars are locked into long-term deals with the Sixers. Embiid’s contract runs through the 2022/23 season, while Simmons can’t become a free agent until the summer of 2024.

We have more from around the Eastern Conference:

  • Bucks veteran forward Marvin Williams did not play in the team’s restart opener on Friday but it’s a minor injury issue, Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets. Williams is dealing with a moderate left groin strain and his absence is expected to be short-term.
  • Wesley Iwundu cleared the league’s concussion protocol but didn’t play in the Magic’s first seeding game due to injury, the team’s PR department tweets. The swingman is dealing with neck stiffness and soreness, an issue that cropped up during a scrimmage on Saturday.
  • The Magic built a big lead against the depleted Nets and held on for a 128-118 victory on Friday. They’re eager to prove that they’re a playoff team during the eight seeding games at the Orlando campus, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel writes. “We’re going to play meaningful games here, which is what this is all about,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said.
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10 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Embiid, Williams, Iwundu, Magic

    • bostondynasty

      Hard to believe, Philly being a model franchise. 1983’s title seems so long ago. Oh, wait. It is so long ago.

      Maybe they should change their name to: Philly 8 feet unders.

      • cjelepis

        Yawn. Get a life. All you do is troll sixers news. Go tell your mom to make you another meatloaf and get back to the basement.

        • bostondynasty

          Your 76er G league franchise cracks me up. Her fans crack me up too. Sorry you don’t appreciate the humor in their futility.

    • x%sure

      That’s very old news, Sillivan, and less likely since. Try using sources. You’re not believable otherwise.

      • mlbnyyfan

        If that’s the case trade Simmons to the Knicks. They will definitely take a chance on a PG who can’t shoot.

  1. Otogar

    “I love him and I want to be with him for the rest of my career […] I don’t see the point of ever playing with somebody else”. Get a room.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    They should be for life. But not at PG. Best thing Sixers can do. Is a scoring PG. That fits with Simmons. Cause he can still run team at times. Supposedly he will play more forward now. This should let us see.

  3. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Typical excuses when a team loses to the Rockets. Everyone in the national media today using the excuse that Eric Bledsoe’s absence is the reason that Houston won. Of course no one mentioned the fact that Eric Gordon wasn’t playing either. Both players are the #3 scorers on their team: Bledsoe 15.4 PPG and Gordon 14.5 PPG, nearly identical.

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