Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have not quite met their expectations so far this season. With young talents like Ben Simmons, Embiid and Tobias Harris alongside a veteran like Al Horford, this team was expected to be a front-runner in the East before the season began.
However, whether it’s team chemistry or a lack of motivation or energy, the team has underachieved to this point, including Embiid. Paul believes Embiid needs to get back to being himself and show the emotion that he had when he was an ascending young player a couple of seasons ago.
“He’s got to go back to being himself,” Pierce said. “I don’t see Embiid playing with emotion, finger pointing and all this. He’s on Twitter going at players. That’s who he is. That’s why he was dominant the last few years.”