Embiid confident in 76ers roster: 'No urgency to change anything'

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With the NBA trade deadline less than one month away, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is confident his team already has what it takes to win at a high level.

"When I look at where we are when we got most of the team in the lineup - especially me in the lineup - then we are 21 and 9. That's not bad. That's up there with the best records in the NBA," Embiid said Friday after the 76ers' victory over the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps. "So, all that tells me is that we just got to stay healthy, keep doing what we've been doing."

Embiid added: "There's really no urgency to change anything. I think we got everything we need. We're gonna keep on going and I'm happy."

Philadelphia is fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 24-17 record, including nine wins in its last 11 contests. The 76ers sit just 3.5 games back of the top-seeded Chicago Bulls despite a COVID-19 outbreak forcing a slow start to the season and All-Star point guard Ben Simmons having yet to play.

Whether or not Philadelphia can add an impact player this campaign by trading Simmons, Embiid reiterated his confidence in the team's abilities - provided players remain dependable.

"I think we all gotta, we all gotta be our best. And when we are at our best, I think we can beat anybody. We've seen it a couple of times this year," Embiid said.

"We need consistency and everybody coming in every single night with the goal of just doing their job and chipping in offensively and defensively and just playing together and we'll be fine," he added.

Embiid confident in 76ers roster: 'No urgency to change anything'
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