“You don’t give up that tag freely — but he has a chance to be great,” Brown said. “There’s still a lot of work to be done. You know, when you look at his body of work — only playing 31 games, and really he’s only been playing basketball for six years, and he’s 23. He’s just scratching the surface.”
The extension solidifies Embiid as a cornerstone of the franchise’s future.
“He does things on a court that remind me of, you know, somebody that’s able to hear music and just play the song,” Brown said. “You know, he will study [Tim] Duncan, or study KD, or another player, and all of a sudden it’s a part of his game. He’s very unique, very unique.”
The deal will include some salary-cap protection for the 76ers should Embiid suffer an injury that causes him to miss significant playing time, league sources said.
The $25.3 million salary for Embiid in 2018-19 will rank third among NBA centers, trailing only Hassan Whiteside and Andre Drummond.
“I’m not concerned with that at all,” Anthony said.
Westbrook, There have been glimpses of their potential, with stops turning into quick transition hits, such as a third quarter burst Sunday, when Westbrook dropped a pass to a trailing Anthony for 3. Donovan is working to stagger the stars around the rest of the roster, appearing — at least for now — to prefer Anthony playing with the second unit and giving Westbrook and George more time as a tandem.
“Our defense is good. That’s all that matters, man,” Westbrook Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal said. “As long as we defend at a high level, offense is easy. Offense is easy. So we ain’t Cheap Baseball Jerseys China worried about that.”