76ers big man Joel Embiid is undeniably one of the top talents in the NBA, but if you ask him, that hasn’t shown in recent games.
Following a 113-102 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday, Embiid was his toughest critic.
“I suck,” Embiid told reporters when asked what he’d take away from the game. “I wasn’t making anything. In fact, the past few games I’ve been so trash. I gotta figure that part out if I want to help the team win some games.”
Embiid finished the night a season-low 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his league-best 24th triple-double. However, he’s been held to an average of 13.7 points per game on 33 percent shooting in his last three outings. In his previous 23 games, Embiid averaged 28 points and shot 47.4 percent from the floor.
“(The Raptors) did a good job of going after him, double-teaming him,” 76ers coach Brett Brown told reporters (via NBC Sports Philadelphia). “That’s part of it. He’s that good.”
Toronto took full advantage of Embiid’s lackluster night by treating him to a taste of his own medicine — Twitter jabs.
Swing and a miss. pic.twitter.com/xZDdBBpa7r— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 6, 2018
Process this. pic.twitter.com/jWk62liRyI— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 6, 2018
Still processing... pic.twitter.com/4Jw8eXyO7X— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) December 6, 2018
Embiid gets his next shot at the Raptors on Dec. 22 in Philadelphia.