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Brett Brown: Embiid Needs to be "Crown Jewel" of Sixers' Defense

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Brett Brown spoke to the media today about all things Embiid, Simmons, Saric and Sixers.

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Members of the media joined 76ers head coach Brett Brown this afternoon to discuss this upcoming season. Here are some choice quotes from Brown with a bit of added commentary.

Glad to see Brown is still sporting the "I just escaped from Jumanji" beard. He's aged faster than the president over the last three years.

Joel Embiid Watch

Embiid is still  the goofy character we see on social media posting Instagram Stories and replying to Sam Hinkie's tweet, but if he's finally combining his off-the-court star potential with his on-the-court star potential, look out.

Preseason 2016: watch Embiid play off two-and-a-half years of rust. Tickets available now!

Joel Embiid, Destroyer of Worlds.

While the basketball community swooned over Embiid's dream shakes and offensive potential during his brief year at Kansas, he displayed just as much potential on the defensive side of the ball and was considered as much of an elite defensive prospect as Anthony Davis and Nerlens Noel.

The tease continues.

Pace, Space and Ball Movement

Ben Simmons, Dario Saric and Sergio Rodriguez whipping the ball around the court will make Brown feel like he's back on the Spurs bench.

Death Lineup Center Joel Embiid.

The Homie is wise beyond his years.

Here comes that veteran presence!

Jerryd Bayless being able to knock down triples helps with that.

Be still my beating heart.

The Overcrowded Frontcourt

Brown's getting morbid here.

The internet demands video of Embiid, Noel and Jahlil Okafor playing each other in practice.

If Embiid is definitely a five and Noel is definitely a five, something has to give here. When is the trade coming?

Win, Baby, Win

Only every single day, Brett.