Mike Sielski: Doc Rivers has to manage the Sixers' heaviest load: how much to play Joel Embiid

PHILADELPHIA — Someone asked Doc Rivers, during his introductory Zoom session Monday as the 76ers’ head coach, what he thought about what might be the two most controversial words in the NBA. Those words are not The Process, at least not anymore. Those words are not plummeting ratings, though they could be. Those words are load management.“Have you seen me walk?” Rivers asked in return.Yes. It’s a pigeon-toed shuffle, and it’s the product of Rivers playing 13 years, 945 regular-season and postseason games, and nearly 26,000 minutes during his NBA career. That’s a hell of a toll, and Rivers cit…

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