Joel Embiid sparks Sixers trade rumors with cryptic comment after playoff exit

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The Sixers were the most disappointing team in the NBA this season, and major offseason changes will likely happen as a result.

For starters, head coach Brett Brown will likely be relieved of his duties, and soon. The team’s players have taken plenty of shots at his coaching style and how he approached the playoff series against the Celtics — which the team got swept in — and the writing is on the wall.

But what about the team’s roster?

The Sixers could possibly look to blow it up completely, by moving one of their young stars, such as Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons. Or, they could the path of less resistance, and instead look to move a veteran in the frontcourt such as Tobias Harris or Al Horford, possibly in return for a shooter on the perimeter.

Circling back to Embiid, though, he’s always indicated he wants to remain in Philadelphia, until after Game 4, that is, when he left the possibility of being traded open.

“I don’t make the decisions. I’m here in Philly. Whatever happens, happens,” said Embiid, responding to a question about uncertainty with the franchise, via Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. “I’ve always said that I want to end my career here, and if it happens, good. If it doesn’t happen, well, you move on and all that stuff.”

That sounds like a guy who is fine where he is, but also is amenable to being moved, so it will be up to the Sixers for what to do with the seven-footer who they selected with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft.

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