Former NBA coach George Karl weighed in on the MVP debate. He explained why he is unsure about Joel Embiid as the MVP.
“To me, I don’t want to bad mouth Embiid because I think he’s really, really good,” Karl said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “A lot of my assistant coaches were in Philadelphia when he was a young player and they kept telling me he’s going to be the best guy to ever play the game.
“I see him moving in that direction. But he takes too many possessions off. He has lazy body language. He gets angry at things that we don’t understand why. I just don’t know if he’s that NBA pro that we all love because he’s a competitive SOB and hes tough.
“From what I know in Philadelphia everybody says he’s playing great. The games I’ve seen he’s played really really well. He’s played great in the fourth quarters with a lot of comeback wins. But I can only like one big guy and I’m going to take Jokic over Embiid.”
This season Embiid is averaging 33.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 34.8 minutes per game.