Joel Embiid trade rumors are in full swing even after one week of NBA trade deadline getting over and it will rise further if Philadelphia 76ers are not able to improve their performance. NBA teams have started to explore the option that Embiid will be available in the Summer free agency deals.
Even the recent exchange between Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler on Instagram is a hint that the former teammates can be seen playing again for Miami Heat. The reason is simple, Ben Simmons is not playing that well in Philadelphia and Embiid is being blamed for the team losses. It is why Joel Embiid can leave the Philadelphia 76ers due to Ben Simmons issues and join Jimmy Butler and play in Miami Heat together.
Jimmy Butler is calling Joel Embiid to Play Together in Miami Heat
Joel Embiid is apparently being booed off by the 76ers crowd as they are blaming him for the team dropping to No. 5 seed in NBA Eastern Conference. It is why Embiid was seen shushing the fans and wrote on Instagram that, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” which is a famous quote from Batman movies.
Jimmy Butler already recruiting Joel Embiid to the Heat.
Here we go. 👀 pic.twitter.com/EwHIwAifYR
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 11, 2020
Jimmy Butler responded to the post and replied, “I know a place where villains are welcome,” hinting that Miami Heat will love to have Embiid in their team. Miami is currently at 4th seed and with Butler-Embiid duo getting reunited, they could easily make it to the NBA 2019-20 season finals.
Joel Embiid to leave Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons Issues
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are the power duo in Philadelphia but apparently, they have no chemistry and are not able to help each other in the court. If the 76ers enter the playoffs at 4th seed, they won’t have home advantage and they have a 9-19 record on the road, indicating they won’t make it to the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) February 11, 2020
Embiid is an excellent defensive player with an average of 24.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game and Philadelphia 76ers doesn’t need that over Simmons shooting 3-pointers. There have been a lot of issues regarding the pairing of the two stars and it would be better for Joel Embiid to leave the 76ers and Simmons for getting a fresh start.