Jimmy Butler was at his finest on Monday evening, and Joel Embiid was admiring from afar.
Butler scored a playoff profession-higher 40 points in Game 1 of the Heat’s second-round series against the Bucks, a 115-104 Miami win.
Embiid, it seemed, was considering about what could possibly have been if the Sixers had re-signed Butler.
He was not too long ago pretty candid in saying he wished items had gone differently final offseason on The Old Man & The 3 Podcast with JJ Redick and Tommy Alter.
“The way items occurred final summer season, it was just so frustrating,” Embiid stated, “so I was type of mad at the complete globe and I was just like, ‘Eh, what ever. I’m just coming to perform and I’m going to do my finest,’ but I wasn’t playing up to my requirements.”
With Ben Simmons sidelined by a left knee injury and Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Josh Richardson the primary supporting pieces about Embiid, the Sixers have been swept by the Celtics in the very first round.
A small soon after his initial tweet, Embiid left no doubt who he was considering about.
Embiid discussed his future following the Sixers’ Game four loss to Boston.
“Whatever occurs, occurs,” he stated. “I often say that I want to finish my profession right here. If it occurs, very good. If it does not take place, nicely, you move on and all that stuff. But I’m right here and I’m going to nonetheless attempt to do my finest to bring a championship back to Philly. We’ve got a lot of good talent on the group — Ben, Tobias, Al, Shake (Milton), Matisse (Thybulle). Alec (Burks) proved to be a large piece off the bench, Furkan (Korkmaz). We’ve got a bunch of good players, you have just gotta obtain a way to make it perform. I consider we can. Like I stated, I’ve just gotta go about it and just do my job.”
Sixers basic manager Elton Brand stated final Tuesday that he’s not hunting to trade Simmons or Embiid and will speak with the two about how to finest complement them.