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Sixers’ Joel Embiid responds to question asking if players are still listening to Brett Brown

Joel Embiid, Brett Brown, Sixers

With the Philadelphia 76ers struggling, there is a whole lot of chatter about the Sixers’ players tuning out head coach Brett Brown, and on Wednesday, big man Joel Embiid was asked about it.

Embiid didn’t exactly provide a ringing endorsement for Brown, but he answered “yes” when asked if the 76ers were still listening to the coach and said that it’s up to the players to go out there and execute.

The All-Star center did say that the coaches need to do a better job of setting things up, but that ultimately, it’s on the players to do their job on the court.

Philadelphia has lost three straight games to the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, respectively, with all three of the defeats coming by double digits on the road.

The Sixers have one of the worst road records in the NBA at 9-18, and since their impressive Christmas Day victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, they have gone just 8-10.

Overall, Philly is 31-20 on the season and is currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings, which is not where most expected the club to be after it added Al Horford this past summer.

Of course, the 76ers also lost Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick, which has resulted in their offense laboring throughout much of the 2019-20 campaign.

There is still plenty of time for Philadelphia to right the ship, but there is also no doubt that there have been some rather ominous signs over the course of the year.

The Sixers will battle the Bucks once again on Thursday.