Joel Embiid recently gave his thoughts on the situation his teammate, Markelle Fultz is currently going through. The Philadelphia 76ers big man spoke out in defense of the number one overall pick in last year’s draft after their win over the New York Knicks on Monday per Scott Polacek.
Embiid spoke to NBA TV about the issues plaguing Fultz and his shooting:
“I don’t know what the origin of the problems are,” Embiid said on NBA TV, via Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice. “I’m still trying to figure that out. But I don’t feel like a lot of people around him have had his back. He’s only 19 and that can be hard. The people around you that are supposed to support you that aren’t supporting you, it’s hard.”
Embiid’s comments come after Kyle Neubeck reported that the 76ers are using VR goggles to help Fultz rediscover his jump shot.
“The Sixers, according to multiple sources, wanted him to be able to visualize the mechanics he’ll use in a game, to remember how easy it once was for him to rise up with the ball and shoot from anywhere on the court, and to be able to do so without the glare of the cameras or other people around him,” Neubeck wrote.
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