Joel Embiid wondered aloud about his future with the Philadelphia 76ers following their elimination from the playoffs in four games by the Boston Celtics.
"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. "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."
Embiid has three years and $95 million left on his contract. Some have speculated that the 76ers may eventually have to break up the combination of Embiid and Ben Simmons to improve the balance of the team.
Embiid said several times after the loss that he "isn't the GM" but seemed to question some of the moves the team has made over the past two years.
"I just feel like, a couple years ago, when we made the playoffs for the first time, we had a bunch of great players that were drafted here or either formed in Philly and we had a bunch of guys especially that were in a great situation," Embiid said.
"And then we, as you know, we decided to trade a lot of it with the picks and stuff for Jimmy [Butler], Tobias [Harris], and we got a bunch of great players in return. Like I said, it just didn't happen. We could never find a rhythm this year. It is disappointing. There's a lot of regrets. I felt like the focus was not always there. And we got to do better; we just got to look at ourselves in the mirror and just do better."