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Joel Embiid | Center | #21

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 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 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

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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

Joel Embiid (right foot surgery) did some light shooting without his protective boot on Thursday.

While Embiid is still expected to miss the 2015-16 season, this is a good step in his recovery. Fantasy owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore the big man, but Sixers fans should enjoy this news as small wins like this make more of a difference than on-court wins at this point.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:08:00 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) was spotted getting up some set shots at practice on Friday.

He was still wearing the boot and wasn't moving around, but this can still be viewed as progress. To be clear, he is still fully expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season. In other news, the 76ers measured Embiid on Friday and officially listed him as 7'2", meaning he has grown two inches since being drafted out of Kansas.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 01:53:00 PM

Joel Embiid (right foot surgery) has no timetable but he's "doing great," according to 76ers coach Brett Brown.

Embiid recently met for a second time with Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who resurrected his own career after three foot surgeries. "[Embiid] is doing fantastically in his mind," Brown said. "There is a real progression, I think, in his maturity and his seriousness to understand truly what needs to be done for him ... to get back on the court." It's encouraging to hear that Embiid is doing well, but there's no reason to stash him in re-draft leagues.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:49:00 AM

Sixers CEO Scott O'Neil said Joel Embiid (foot) is ahead of schedule.

In an attempt to build positive PR, the Sixers have now increased both the pressure and expectation for Embiid to perform. "Our doctors are saying it’s going ahead of schedule, but at the end of the day we know we have to show you and not just tell you," O'Neil said. Despite the new dose of optimism—if you want to call it that—there is nothing to suggest Embiid will play a single second in 2015-16.
Source: CSN Philly
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 10:33:00 AM

The 76ers exercised their team option on Joel Embiid (foot) for the 2016-17 season.

Embiid will not play this season but the 76ers are hopeful that his foot will respond well to his latest bone graft surgery. Embiid is simply a stash in dynasty formats for now.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Coach Brett Brown said the Joel Embiid (foot) report from Friday morning had portions that are "wildly inaccurate."

Brown also said he had "no idea" what the report was talking about when it mentioned the team wanted to keep Embiid away from Las Vegas for Summer League. The team is "treating it as noise" and mentioned he looked in shape.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 06:53:00 PM

According to Brian Geltzeiler of The Cauldron, the 76ers had a difficult time making sure Joel Embiid (foot) wore his walking boot prior to his second surgery.

According to Geltzeiler, "The simple task of getting Embiid to consistently wear his walking boot was a challenge for the franchise, and multiple sources suggested that some people in Philadelphia’s front office wonder whether a second surgery would have been necessary if Embiid had worn the boot as much as he was told to." Geltzeiler also mentions that Embiid has struggled to maintain a proper diet and that he has had some serious maturity issues including an incident in which he physically threatened his strength coach. Embiid is targeting a return for the 2016-17 season, but this report doesn't exactly bode well for his future and it will be interesting to see if any new details leak out.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 10:31:00 AM

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie expects Joel Embiid (foot) to be in a cast for a few more weeks.

Hinkie also added that Embiid "can't do range of motion or weight-bearing" with his foot. Embiid's foot is a huge concern, but hopefully we will see him during the 2016-17 season if his recovery goes well.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Brett Brown admitted concern over Joel Embiid's foot injury.

"It remains a worry to all of us -- how can it not be? But it doesn't bump me off path to say anything else other than that I believe in the path that we have all put ourselves on," Brown said. With nothing guaranteed in regards to Embiid's future, the Sixers have to be hopeful that a second surgery allows Embiid to finally, eventually take the court.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:40:00 AM

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PG1Ish Smith
2T.J. McConnell
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Isaiah Canaan
2Nik Stauskas
3Hollis Thompson
SF1Robert Covington
2Jerami Grant
3JaKarr Sampson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Richaun Holmes
3Carl Landry
4Luka Mitrovic
C1Jahlil Okafor
2Joel Embiid
3Elton Brand