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Joel Embiid | Center | #21

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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76ers coach Brett Brown didn't rule out the idea of allowing Joel Embiid (foot) to play in the summer league.
"We're still monitoring how far along he is with his injury," Brown said. "I feel like as a staff [when we learn more from] the medical staff, we'll be able to make a stronger comment then." Brown added that Embiid is "most definitely on track with what we've been doing, physically." We've heard several positive reports out of Philly that Embiid is making excellent progress and it appears he's still on track to be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. Apr 15 - 9:23 AM

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Sixers Chairman of Basketball Operations Jerry Colangelo think Joel Embiid (foot) will be ready to make a difference in 2016-17.

Embiid has yet to play an NBA game in two full seasons, but Colangelo thinks the big man will make an impact next season. "Knock on wood this is the year we get to see him play and he can be a real difference maker," Colangelo said. While Embiid has enormous potential, we'll have to wait and see how he looks in training camp before making an assessment on his fantasy prospects for next season.
Apr 7 - 10:39 AM

Joel Embiid (foot)can do everything but full-contact, full-court scrimmaging in practice.

The 76ers are still expecting him to miss Summer League in July. Embiid has been doing some rehab in Qatar, but he's back in Philadelphia now. After missing the first two seasons, perhaps Embiid can make his NBA debut in October. He'll be one of the more interesting storylines this offseason.
Apr 4 - 8:05 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) has returned from Qatar.

Embiid is not expected to play in summer league, but he's been working out vigorously and is preparing to (finally) make his NBA debut during the 2016-17 season. We'll be keeping a careful eye on his progress all summer long. For what it's worth, Brett Brown called Embiid's second trip to Qatar "fantastic."
Apr 4 - 12:09 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) is heading back to Qatar for a second round of treatment.

Embiid made a lot of progress during his first visit to Qatar, so he will spend the next several weeks there. Embiid has shown flashes of his progress during some pre-game workouts, but he remains out for the season. The 76ers have ruled him out of the summer league, but it appears that he's on track to return for the start of the 2016-17 season.
Mar 20 - 9:57 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) is slightly increasing the pace of his on-court activities.

The big man is also showing some lift on his shot after months of standstill shooting, and he just recently returned from Qatar where he was rehabbing his foot at a state-of-the-art orthopedic hospital. "The days were very rigid, very monitored, very disciplined — no BS," said coach Brett Brown. "He came back feeling great about himself — and he should. He put in the work." Embiid won't play during the summer league, but it sounds like he's on track to be ready for next season.
Mar 4 - 9:05 AM

76ers GM Sam Hinkie said that Joel Embiid (foot) is doing "great."

"We're obviously excited about him," Hinkie said. "I've always been excited about him because he has rare gifts and he has a real chance to have a fantastic NBA career. That's obviously been delayed due to his injury, but he's doing great." Embiid is currently in Qatar for the next step in his rehab at a "state-of-the-art orthopedic hospital," but Hinkie did say that he doesn't expect him to play in the summer league because he wants him to be "raring to go" for the start of the 2016-17 season.
Feb 20 - 10:15 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) is doubtful to play in the summer league according to 76ers GM Sam Hinkie.

Hinkie added that the goal is for Embiid to be ready for the 2016-17 season, so this is likely more precautionary than anything. Embiid is currently in Qatar receiving treatment at "the world's leading specialized," and it should be noted that recent reports out of Philly regarding his health have generally been pretty positive.
Feb 19 - 12:18 PM

Joel Embiid is in Qatar receiving treatment on his surgically-repaired right foot at "the world's leading specialized"

The trip has been planned for months to "kick-start the next phase" of Embiid's recovery, though Philly has ruled out any possibility that he'll play this season. The Sixers won't even commit to having Embiid play in Summer League next July, and his dynasty owners just have to stay patient.
Feb 17 - 10:34 PM

76ers chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo said that Joel Embiid (foot) playing this season "has never been a consideration."

"No one's rushing him back — there's no reason to," Colangelo said. "The goal and objective at the start of next season is to do everything we can do to get him in the best position to be successful. Because if he can hold up and he's OK, he's a game changer." Colangelo added that Embiid is ahead of schedule and that he is targeting the 2016-17 season. The big man needs to be owned in all dynasty leagues.
Jan 15 - 9:34 AM

76ers general manager said that he is "optimistic" about Joel Embiid's (foot) recovery.

His bone is reportedly healing "very well" and a "little faster" than anticipated. Embiid isn't expected to play this season, but at least his future is starting to look a lot brighter based on recent reports. His dynasty owners finally have a reason to be excited again.
Jan 13 - 1:05 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) is headed in a "really good direction", according to Sixers head coach Brett Brown.

Though Embiid is thought to be out for the rest of the 2015-16 season, Brown's comments and increased activity from Embiid could change those plans. Though he's still unlikely to suit up this season, it's great news for Embiid's long-term prospects that his rehab seems to be going ahead of schedule.
Jan 12 - 1:11 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) has been doing some on- and off-the-court work on 76ers' West Coast road trip.

Additionally, Embiid has also been doing some agility drills. "It's all part of that rehab and that plan and path that he is on with David Martin, one of the world's recognized sports scientists," coach Brett Brown said. "He's created a plan and path. The number of people around Joel Embiid is massive." Embiid won't play this season, but there have been several positive reports about the big man recently and his dynasty owners should feel a little more hopeful.
Jan 2 - 9:23 AM

Brett Brown said Joel Embiid is "leaps and bounds ahead" of where he was mentally this time last season.

When there are multiple reports suggesting Embiid is carrying a more serious attitude and is undergoing a maturation, the more we buy into the idea that there was a real issue last season. Regardless, Embiid appears to have turned a corner and has to hope his foot remains healthy so he can finally make his presence felt on the floor next year.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) has been without walking boot for about 10 days or so.

He is doing some light shooting before games, but he's still not expected to play this year. Hopefully, Embiid can make it back for action next year and the 76ers can just worry about having three big men later.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 06:47:00 PM

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SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3Hollis Thompson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Richaun Holmes
3Luka Mitrovic
4Christian Wood
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Carl Landry
3Joel Embiid
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