Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown has pulled back the curtain on the process, so to speak, that his team will follow in extending rookie center Joel Embiid's minutes restriction.

The No. 3 pick out of Kansas in 2014, Embiid missed the entirety of both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons because of a broken navicular in his right foot -- a bone that he broke two times.

Because of the 7-foot, 250-pound center's injury history, Philadelphia came into this season with a mandate from its medical staff to hold Embiid's minute count to 24 or below in any given game.

Brown said that plan will stay in place for at least the next six weeks.

"As I understand it, they will not escalate until Christmas and then it will only be judged," Brown said Saturday before the Sixers lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-101. "It may stay the same then, too."