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Joel Embiid | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
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Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said Joel Embiid will participate in summer league basketball.
Sixers head coach Brett Brown had previously been non-committal when asked about Embiid's potential participation, but it looks like that plan has now been finalized. After having some conditioning issues while sitting out his rookie season due to surgery, this is a good move for Embiid to get into shape so he can hit the ground running for the 2015-16 season. Like his teammate Nerlens Noel did this past summer, Embiid will go into fantasy drafts as a high-risk, high-reward option for owners willing to roll the dice. Apr 23 - 9:26 AM

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Joel Embiid was reportedly fined thousands of dollars for showing up late and missing multiple rehab sessions this season.

Head coach Brett Brown recently said that he questioned Embiid's work ethic at times this season, so this report likely has some validity. This is definitely a story that he will continue to follow, and if you factor in the uncertainties surrounding his foot injury, he will be a high-risk, high-reward option next season. Hopefully, we will get a good chance to evaluate him at the summer league if he is cleared to play.
Apr 18 - 10:13 AM

76ers head coach Brett Brown said there were times that he was disappointed with Joel Embiid's work ethic this season.

Brown previously said he would be personally disappointed if Embiid isn't able to play in the summer league and on Thursday added, "there were times I wasn't happy with [Embiid's work ethic]." While Embiid is still young, it's not a great sign to have your coach question your work ethic, so here's to hoping the 21-year-old takes Brown's words to heart as he continues his rehab this summer. Embiid will enter 2015-16 fantasy drafts similarly to Nerlens Noel in 2014-15 and will provide his future owners with a high-risk, high-reward gamble.
Apr 16 - 12:39 PM

Head coach Brett Brown would be "personally" disappointed if Joel Embiid (foot) isn't able to play in the summer league.

"Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league," Brown said. "But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in the position to say that now." The 76ers have been extremely cautious with Embiid, and it wasn't a surprise to see them hold him out for the entire season. Embiid is loaded with potential, and it will be interesting to see if he can get in some game action this offseason. He will be a high-risk, high-reward player in fantasy drafts next season.
Apr 12 - 9:05 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) is making a lot of progress, but he will not play this season as expected.

The 76ers only have four games remaining on their schedule, so nobody should be surprised by this news. Embiid has looked really good in pre-game workouts and has been able to play some 2-on-2 basketball as well. "When you see glimpses of his skill package, you can’t help but say ‘wow,' " head coach Brett Brown said. Embiid is going to be an intriguing prospect in fantasy drafts next year, but he is going to be an injury risk. As always, we will keep a close eye on his recovery and prospective owners should keep tabs on him this summer.
Apr 8 - 10:19 AM

Head coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid has continued to look good in pre-game workouts and that he is headed in the right direction.

"He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court, into reduced weight - his body weight is going down," Brown said. "It's a good sign that you're feeling pretty good about yourself. How about that, you see him drenched in sweat, he takes his shirt off. All fantastic signs that his needle is pointing in the right direction. We're trying to set the stage for a great summer. He sees that his reward will be summer league and trying to get ready for playing basketball again. He's most definitely heading in the right direction." The 76ers obviously aren't going to risk playing Embiid this season, but hopefully we will get a good chance to evaluate him during the summer. Outside of keeper leagues, leave Embiid on the wire.
Mar 25 - 9:11 AM

Sixers' head coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid's (foot) weight is down, and he has increased the length of his workouts.

The 76ers have just 12 games remaining on their schedule, and there have been no signs indicating that Embiid will return to the court at any point this season. Will continue to track Embiid's recovery closely, but he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 24 - 2:24 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) is out of his walking boot, and he is reportedly back on track in his recovery.

"It's healing at the rate that we expected," said head coach Brett Brown of Embiid. "We are just here to report that everything is right on track. There is going to be some discretion that we use in regards to how long we decide to work him out. We've got to be smart with trying to get his weight down and his conditioning up." Embiid will remain sidelined for the 2014-15 season, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Source: philly.com
Mar 12 - 2:51 PM

Coach Brett Brown said that Joel Embiid (foot) is right on track, according to a doctor.

He is cleared for 60-minute workouts and can dunk now. Embiid gave the 76ers quite a scare when he suffered what was called a "minor setback" and visited a doctor. For now, it looks like Embiid will be ready for next season. We'll be tracking him the entire offseason.
Mar 11 - 5:21 PM

Head coach Brett Brown explained during a recent interview that the 76ers’ decision to put Joel Embiid (foot) back in his walking boot was more of a precautionary move than anything else.

"It is a minor thing. It's so precautionary," said Brown. "When [Joel] said 'I feel a little soreness', our first reaction is to go back to square one and go back to the boot. When you speak to doctors and people that do this all the time, they say it's quite normal. It's part of the recovery of an injury that you will experience some soreness from time to time." All signs are pointing towards Embiid sitting out the entire 2014-15 season, and he can remain on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Mar 10 - 2:34 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) is scheduled to have a doctor visit following a reported setback to his right foot.

It's not known if this appointment was already scheduled or if it was made following the report of a "minor setback" on Monday which may explain why he was in a walking boot. Even with all of the Philly losses, this is by far the worst news of their season if Embiid did indeed suffer any sort of structural damage.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 9 - 8:36 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) suffered a "minor setback" to his right foot.

Uh oh. Considering he hasn't played all season and had a massive injury red flag heading into the draft, it's hard to categorize this as minor. Embiid has been doing some work in practice and has been doing work in layup lines with some work in pick-and-roll sets. Although, his coach called it "reckless" for him to play in games this year because of the risk-reward factor. Hopefully everything with Embiid is fine and the 76ers will likely have to answer several more questions about this issue going forward.
Mar 9 - 5:12 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) was wearing a walking boot on Sunday for protective reasons.

To be clear, he did not have a setback to his foot. That said, the 99 percent chance of Embiid not playing this season probably moves to about 99.99 percent. He was doing some through-the-leg dunks in warmups last week and should be ready for 2015-16. Embiid will be one of the top-five most interesting players to watch this offseason and hopefully he'll go to summer league.
Mar 9 - 2:45 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Ish Smith
SG1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Jason Richardson
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Thomas Robinson
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid