“At this point, I don’t care about that man,” Embiid told reporters. “He does whatever he wants. That’s not my job. … I’m only focused on trying to make the team better.”
Embiid has gone back and forth in showing support for Simmons. His latest comments made it sound as if he’s a bit frustrated.
“At the end of the day, our job is not to babysit somebody,” Embiid said. “We get paid just on the court. Play hard. Win some games. That’s all we get paid for. We don’t get paid to come out here and try to babysit somebody. That’s not our job. I’m sure my teammates feel that way.”
Simmons, 25, has requested a trade and the 76ers apparently are trying to oblige. But right now, there have been no takers.