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Joel Embiid | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas

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Head coach Brett Brown said it would be misleading to say anything promising about Embiid playing this season.
This all but assures what we already knew, and the 76ers have no reason to risk his health as they continue to rebuild towards the future. Embiid is loaded with potential, but there is no question that he carries a lot of injury risk. Outside of keeper leagues, Embiid can be left on the wire. Feb 28 - 10:07 AM

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Joel Embiid (foot) was taking mid-range shots and working on his inside moves during practice on Thursday.

While Embiid is unlikely to play during the 2014-15 season, this is good news for the 20-year-old's dynasty owners as he's been steadily progressing through his rehab. Despite the good news for owners in dynasty leagues, fantasy owners in standard leagues can continue to leave the big man on the waiver wire.
Feb 19 - 12:45 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) denied a report that he currently weighs 300 lbs.

"I don't weigh that," he said. Additionally, a team source told CSN Philly that Embiid's "maximum weight" has been 275 lbs. There's no doubt that Embiid's weight has been a concern with him being largely sedentary, and sources also told CSN Philly that Embiid has "expressed his frustrations with multiple people on the staff when working out this season." That's normal for a 20-year-old learning to navigate his way through the NBA.
Source: CSN Philly
Jan 19 - 10:36 AM

Joel Embiid's work ethic and maturity level is reportedly being questioned by some inside the 76ers' organization.

He reportedly came out of Kansas weighing 250 pounds, and he is now said to be around 300 pounds. To make matters worse, it is now understood that he was sent home from a West Coast road trip after an altercation with assistant strength coach James Davis. This news is definitely troubling for the 76ers, but Embiid is still very young and it's too early to throw in the towel on a player yet to play a game in the NBA. He is still highly doubtful to play this season as he recovers from foot surgery, but this is definitely a story worth monitoring closely.
Jan 18 - 9:38 AM

The 76ers are working with Joel Embiid (foot) to improve his conditioning as he recovers from foot surgery.

Embiid had been traveling with the team, but the Sixers have decided to have him stay home and work on his conditioning. him "The challenge is always going to be, physically, to make sure we get him streamlined and thin — as thin as his frame can hold up," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "That's our focus right now — zeroing in on his health and diet." Embiid is likely to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season, so can be safely left off fantasy rosters outside of dynasty leagues.
Jan 6 - 10:31 AM

Joel Embiid is no longer traveling with the 76ers on their current road trip in order to speed up his recovery process.

"Joel has all the resources that he needs back in Philadelphia," coach Brett Brown said. "It's more of a structured, stable environment where he has the machines that he can lift on, the people that he can see, team-doctor-wise. He's at an interesting stage of his recovery." Embiid is making excellent progress in his recovery, and the 76ers are doing everything they can to improve his health. However, he is still not expected to return this season and won't be worth owning outside of dynasty leagues. We will continue to track his progress very closely and pass along updates as needed.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) was seen shooting free throws at Thursday's practice.

Embiid has been present at Sixers' practice for the last two weeks and has been allowed to shoot free throws and standstill shots. He still has several steps to go in his rehab from offseason foot surgery, however, and isn't expected to play in 2014-15, so he only belongs on dynasty league fantasy rosters right now.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:50:00 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) has been allowed to progress to standstill shooting during practice, according to 76ers' head coach Brett Brown.

"He cleared the first layer,'' Brown said. It's unclear what other layers Embiid has to clear, but this is good news for the rookie as he rehabs his surgically-repaired foot. While it's unlikely that we'll see the rookie debut during the 2014-15 season, his fantasy owners in dynasty leagues have to be happy with this progress.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) was taking free throw attempts at practice on Monday.

He is still extremely unlikely to be on the court this season. Embiid should be fine for the 2015-16 season and could be a sneaky pick in drafts. For now, Robert Covington has benefited the most as a stretch four with Nerlens Noel playing some center.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Joel Embiid will not be at the 76ers game against the Celtics on Thursday due to the passing of his brother.

His coach Brett Brown, general manager Sam Hinkie, and teammate Luc Mbah a Moute will all be by his side. It's a sad and tragic loss for a promising young player with an engaging personality. The 76ers recently referred to Embiid as the "center of our universe" and they clearly are offering as much support as possible as he deals with the loss of his brother.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Philadelphia 76ers' head coach Brett Brown referred to Joel Embiid (foot) as "the center of our universe."

While Embiid may not play during the 2014-15 season following his offseason foot surgery, it's nice to see Brown put so much stock in the 20-year-old. Embiid was seen dribbling without a walking boot during pregame warmups on Wednesday and has been receiving praise from his teammates for his work ethic. While he's not worth drafting in standard redraft leagues, Embiid should be a no-brainer target for fantasy owners in dynasty leagues.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) has been keeping himself involved in Sixers' training camp and his teammates have been noticing.

Despite the fact that he may not play during the 2014-15 season, Embiid has been present and vocal at each of the Sixers' practices. "In camp he was involved even though he couldn’t play or anything," Luc Mbah a Moute said. "[He is] staying with the team and staying with the regimen. I think that’s good." Despite the praise from teammates, fantasy owners in standard redraft leagues shouldn't have Embiid on their draft boards.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 09:53:00 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) was at Monday shootaround and was passing the ball to his teammates.

He was standing and didn't have a walking boot on his foot, so he's coming along nicely. Embiid is a question mark for the season, but expects to travel with the team. He's not worth drafting in most leagues.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) took a few shots from a chair on the court during Tuesday's training camp practice.

Teammate Nerlens Noel, who is well-versed in overcoming injuries as a rookie, said that he's been telling Embiid "it's going to be a while." The Sixers haven't ruled out Embiid debuting his year, but they'll take an extremely cautious tack and their lack of playoff hopes make it even more unlikely that we'll see the No. 3 pick this season.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) said he is working on his rehab and hopes to travel with the team for all 82 games.

He also said he hopes to play this year, but has talked to Nerlens Noel about sitting out for the season. Despite how he could conceivably make his debut in early 2015, the 76ers are probably going to be very cautious. Unless you're in a deep league with an IR spot, he's probably not worth drafting.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Ishmael Smith
SG1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Thomas Robinson
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2JaVale McGee
3Joel Embiid