kuclas wrote:Kobblehead wrote:If we go down 0-2 or 1-2, you play Embiid no matter what.
The only thing that matters is playoff games. If we're holding him out to preserve him for the future, that's a fake-smart move. What if he suffers hairline fracture in his shooting wrist this time next year? Do we then shut him down in the postseason to preserve him for the next year? Can't keep doing that. Play him.
Why not just play him in game 1 to began with? Better to protect the home games at all cost.
The thinking of trying to preserve him for an extra week of healing doesn’t make much sense. If the knee is really swollen. He shouldn’t play the series at all. We don’t have a second alpha scorer like golden state had to let KD rest an entire series.
So if injury could get worse. Don’t play him. If injury is manageable as they say. Play him game 1.
Agreed. This injury isn't going to heal in a week or two. If it is truly manageable, then he needs to be on the floor Game 1. But I have no expectation that the Sixers will be honest about this with Jo or themselves, though. They are going to try and beat the Hawks without him and roll him out for the Conference Finals if they do.