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Joel Embiid | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / PHI
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Joel Embiid (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Embiid wasn't able to go through shootaround, so he's likely headed for a game-time call here. Nerlens Noel (ankle) is probable, so if Embiid is out, it'll be Jahlil Okafor and Noel manning the five-spot with Noel being the more attractive target. Stay tuned. Jan 18 - 11:44 AM

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The Sixers expect Joel Embiid to remain on a 28-minute limit all season, according to coach Brett Brown.

When asked if there was a possibility that the team would increase Embiid's minute cap or remove the limit altogether, Brown said: "I don't believe there is." Fantasy owners would obviously love to see The Process play more, but they obviously can't complain about the results thus far. The Sixers are wisely playing it safe with their franchise cornerstone, who has been consistently spectacular all season long.
Jan 17 - 1:43 PM

Joel Embiid (rest) did not practice on Wednesday but is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

Embiid is coming off yet another monster game on Monday, finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and five blocks. He has now scored at least 20 points in nine straight games, tying the NBA's all-time record for longest streak with at least 20 points while playing fewer than 30 minutes in each contest. As always, Trust The Process.
Jan 17 - 1:30 PM

Joel Embiid played like an All-Star during a 113-104 win over the Bucks on Monday, making 4-of-9 from the field and 13-of-18 from the line for 22 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and five blocks.

He should've had a sixth block on a terrific swat on Jabari Parker, but the refs didn't feel the same way and called it a goaltend (video in link below). Embiid has gone to the line 32 times in 56 minutes over his last two and is arguably the most unstoppable center in the NBA these days. In the fourth, he had a 93.8 true shooting percentage, a 37.3 usage rate, a 145.1 offensive rating and 12 points in those 7.6 minutes. If you don't know, now you know. Trust The Process.
Jan 16 - 6:35 PM

Joel Embiid (rest) will return to the starting lineup on Monday, sending Jahlil Okafor back to the bench.

Embiid was rested on the second leg of a back-to-back set on Saturday, but he'll be back in action with his usual 28-minute workload for MLK day. Nerlens Noel will be serving as Embiid's backup today, so Okafor could have a tough time finding meaningful minutes. Embiid, however, is a must-start guy every time he takes the court.
Jan 16 - 2:37 PM

As expected, Joel Embiid (rest) will not play Saturday vs. the Wizards.

As had been the plan all along, the Sixers will sit out their budding star on the second night of a back-to-back. It will be interesting to see how coach Brett Brown handles the void left by Embiid. Nerlens Noel has found his groove playing with the second unit, and Brown may, therefore, choose to have Noel come off the bench Saturday as well. This means we may get a look at Jahlil Okafor, who has played just once this month. Richaun Holmes is the other candidate to draw a start.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 14 - 1:34 PM

Joel Embiid scored 24 points in a 102-93 win over the Hornets on Friday, adding eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

In case you missed it, he will not play on Saturday against the Wizards. Embiid has just been insane with at least 20 points in eight straight despite his minutes limit and going to the line 14 times helped him tonight. Plus, his 76ers now have the longest active winning streak in the Eastern Conference with three games. He's already elite in his rookie season. Just quickly on the off-court stuff, The Process also came out in the starting lineups to the WWE's Triple H's theme music and spit his water out like the wrestler does before matches (video in link below). Yes, this is about basketball. As always, trust The Process.
Jan 13 - 10:36 PM

Joel Embiid (ankle) will have a 28-minute limit against the Hornets on Friday.

The 76ers will be limiting him for the foreseeable future and he is not expected to play on Saturday. Embiid has been awesome in his last seven games, posting a 37.9 usage rate and an 58.4 true shooting percentage -- also a 16.3 rebound rate. He could have a monster game tonight with the Hornets not having the personnel to stop him.
Jan 13 - 5:20 PM

Joel Embiid (ankle) went through shootaround and said he expects to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

Embiid said the ankle he tweaked on Wednesday night feels "fine." The plan is to play Embiid on Friday and then rest him Saturday. Embiid has scored at least 20 points in seven straight games and is averaging 23.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over that stretch. Make sure he is locked in starting lineups for Friday.
Jan 13 - 12:25 PM

Joel Embiid (left ankle) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets, but will not play on Saturday vs. the Hornets on the second night of a back-to-back.

He missed practice on Thursday to get treatment on his tweaked left ankle, but the 76ers are just being cautious. Embiid briefly left Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks, but returned in the second half and finished with 21 points (7-of-20 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), a career-high 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes. Owners of The Process can expect to have him in their lineups on Friday.
Jan 12 - 1:10 PM

Joel Embiid (left ankle) survived an injury scare during Wednesday's game, which he finished with 21 points (7-of-20 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), a career-high 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

Embiid exited after twisting his left ankle, but he started the second half and the fact that he returned suggests Philly had zero concerns about an aggravation. Ankle sprains often get worse overnight, so we'll keep an eye on him prior to Friday's home game vs. Charlotte, but owners can anticipate having him ready to go.
Jan 11 - 10:14 PM

Joel Embiid (ankle) started the third quarter on Wednesday.

He looks like he's OK. Trust The Process.
Jan 11 - 8:23 PM

Joel Embiid limped to the locker room in the second quarter on Wednesday and will be available to return.

He went up for a layup and his left foot slipped on the court to cause an awkward change in direction. Embiid limped up and down the court for two possessions before the 76ers took a timeout. He limped to the locker room under his own power with the limp almost going away at the end of the hallway. For now it looks like he's OK. Also, this isn't to his bad foot.
Jan 11 - 8:06 PM

Joel Embiid scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with five boards, four assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

Foul trouble limited Embiid’s minutes tonight, but he still managed to come through with a solid stat line thanks to his 33.9 usage rate. Since Embiid’s minutes cap was lifted to 28 a night, he’s jumped into a top-40 evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues (and top-25 in 8-cat formats), and his value should continue to trend northward as his minutes limit is further eased. He's so impressive that he had the Brooklyn fans chanting, "Trust the Process" as Philly secured the road win.
Jan 8 - 3:18 PM

Joel Embiid (illness) will play on Sunday vs. the Nets as expected.

He has a 28-minute limit as usual, but as you know Embiid is a per-minute monster. He played through the same illness on Friday and scored a team-high 23 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes. Fire him up in all lineups.
Jan 8 - 10:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Sergio Rodriguez
2T.J. McConnell
3Jerryd Bayless
4Chasson Randle
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Nik Stauskas
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
PF1Ben Simmons
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Dario Saric
C1Joel Embiid
2Jahlil Okafor
3Nerlens Noel
4Richaun Holmes