Embiid also started last season in a very strict minutes restriction, which was slowly lifted after 10 games. Brown often started his press briefings last season with the magic number of minutes that Embiid, the 7-foot center, could play. This time around, he was available for just two games.
The Sixers actually do want to win this year - and the Embiid extension paired with big contracts for J.J. Redick and others implies they are going to try to make a run at a playoff spot in a weak Eastern Conference.
Nothing but optimism for a franchise that has real playoff hopes for the first time in six years. He had expected to play more in the preseason and play at least 24 minutes on opening night and has told the Sixers staff that he isn't happy with the decision to hold him back.
Ticket sales are booming, sponsorship deals are up, and fans may empty pet rescue shelters with their frivolous celebratory ritual of raising cats after each victory. But instead of ramping up his playing time for their first game, the Sixers are planning on keeping his minutes restricted to somewhere around 15. He's one of the best players in the National Basketball Association, but he's really fragile so they have to be careful how they play him.
"You think it's smart to save four minutes to end a game with him, but the canyons in between where he just sits there and sits there and then he's got to come in and save the day, I don't know if I like that", Brett Brown said.
A US-led coalition backs some of the militia groups that want to overthrow Assad, including SDF and Free Syrian Army. Unless the Syrians decide on similar attacks in the future, which will force Israel to respond again.
North Korea's foreign minister has said Donald Trump "has lit the wick of a war", according to a Russian state news agency. Trump wrote . "Bad for country!" NBC , which is owned by Comcast , "holds broadcast licenses for several stations".
The 2018 World Cup's first game will feature hosts Russian Federation on June 14 in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. All Iceland needed to do was defeat last-placed Kosovo at home to clinch a berth at Russian Federation 2018.
Susan Collins explaining her vote against Obamacare repeal bills: It was designed "behind closed doors" and "by 13 men" btw. Senator Colliins says she's "bridge between the two sides of the aisle", one reason she is staying in Senate.
Since then it spurred on several engineers and start-ups across the world to take on the endeavor, including Hyperloop One . This is still far from the target but is expected to increase as the company moves ahead with the commercialisation phase.
In the 12th minute of the game, Messi scored his first goal and equalised for Argentina . "The group deserved to qualify". Which country stands a better chance at the World Cup: Argentina or Portugal? Argentina needed him and Messi delivered.
In a rather mysterious development, scientists have spotted a massive hole in the middle of the frozen Weddell Sea of Antarctica . Many consider this to be a polynya that suffers a change of state, rather than temperature.
They have 20 points to Sweden's 19. "We knew it would be hard , they're a team that had won four times at home in this group". Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had little to do until the 37th minute when he was called into action twice in a matter of seconds.
This time a Coutinho free-kick from wide was glanced on by Firmino into the far corner for his second of the game. As for the games at home, the Slovenes do not know defeats since May 27, having won 6 victories and 5 draws.
The CryptoRuble can be exchanged with rubles at any time, but if the owner cannot motivate its origins, a 13% tax will be charged. The landmark development makes Russian Federation the very first government in the world to official pursue virtual tender.
Chris Coleman (Wales): "We're on risky ground if we go in with a game plan of trying to soak the pressure up for 90 minutes". Should Wales win and Serbia fail to beat Georgia , Coleman's men would qualify automatically for Russian Federation 2018.
Gunfight in India's Darjeeling kills police officer
Restrictions have been imposed on entry to the village, a Gurung stronghold, and the police are conducting raids in the area. Six AK-47 rifles, one 9mm pistol, 500 rounds of ammunition and bombs had been recovered from the spot, he added.
New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' IMAX Exclusive Poster Unveiled
The trailer also features glimpses of several other characters and quick cuts that leave viewers with more questions than answers. In many ways, it is reminscent of the darker second instalment of the original trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back .
Football Legend, Hall of Famer YA Tittle Dies, 90
Under coach Bernie Moore, LSU had employed a single-wing attack, but that called for a tailback who could run and pass. Tittle was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, and his No. 14 jersey is retired by the Giants .