Joel Embiid sidelined at least 1-2 weeks

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"It was pretty bad", he said Monday.

"Nobody's crying. This is not a "woe-is-me" moment", 76ers head coach Brett Brown told reporters Thursday. Some believe the pairing of Simmons and big man Joel Embiid isn't viable in their pursuit of a championship. "I basically could only play with one hand".

"I'm putting a blowtorch - a bullet, many bullets - into what we used to do", he said Thursday, according to The Athletic's Jay King.

Embiid said postgame he felt he needed to play through the pain in order to help the 76ers snap a four-game skid but conceded it hampered his performance. More information can be found here.

This isn't the first time Embiid has dealt with an injury throughout his career. We need everyone who gets involved, and we'll be fine, we'll be fine. "It's massive. I think if you looked at the results that we have had without Joel, we have lots of room to grow".

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"I nearly threw up when I saw that", said Simmons. "He's not the type of player who came into the league as a shooter, he's more of an intermediary, a distributor".

"There were a couple of times I could have grabbed with both hands but I just couldn't". He's going to have to mature, it may take another two to three years.

Pippen said it might be better if Simmons played inside, with Embiid playing on the outside despite the Cameroonian centre's height advantage.

Presenter Rachel Nichols said, "It seems insane to give up one of them in some ways", but it seems more likely that Simmons needs a team built around him.

It sounds like fans should continue to watch this space.

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