Joel Embiid said that the Philadelphia 76ers will continue to improve following the All-Star break amid questions of whether he and Ben Simmons can co-exist on the court.
Embiid singled out the Sixers’ offense as the biggest area of improvement.
‘When you look at the last couple years, the last two years that we’ve been playing together, it’s not a problem. This year it’s only been a problem because our offense has struggled. … It’s definitely going to be better after the All-Star break. I mean, just look at the last two years, what we’ve been able to do. I think it can work, and it’s going to work,” said Embiid.
The Sixers rank fourth in defensive rating, per NBA.com, but are ranked 20th on offense.
Simmons reiterated Embiid’s belief that the duo will work things out.
“Not everything is perfect. Not everything works right away. I love playing with Joel. I think he’s an amazing talent, a guy I respect for his game, and I know he feels the same way about me. We continue to go the right way. There’s so many different things that we haven’t tried. We’ve got a lot of talent. It’s scary how good we can be,” said Simmons.