Sixers news: Joel Embiid admits lack of floor spacing has stunted his and Al Horford's play
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Joel Embiid admits lack of floor spacing has stunted his and Al Horford’s play as a duo

Sixers, Joel Embiid, Al Horford

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid spoke to the Sixers media on Friday and shed some light on why he and Al Horford have struggled as a duo this season.

Embiid believes the Sixers’ lack of floor spacing has stunted his and Horford’s play as a duo:

“It’s really nothing,” Joel Embiid said, via Sixers Wire. “I think at times, we’ve struggled with the spacing on the floor and it’s just not about us. I think he’s been great, I think he’s been doing a great job. I think it’s mostly about the team. We’re still trying to figure out when to put everybody on the floor, but we’re going to be fine.”

Embiid is still out for the Sixers after having surgery to address a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand. The Sixers are 29-17 on the season. They are in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

In 31 games this season, Embiid is averaging 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He’s shooting 47.2 percent from the field, 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Sixers will be in the market for perimeter shooting threats with playmaking ability. The two best players in Philly are Embiid and Ben Simmons, two guys who do all of their damage at the basket. Philly is clearly missing shooting guard JJ Redick this season. The sharpshooter left the team in free agency this past summer to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans.