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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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Joel Embiid played 27 minutes during a 105-88 loss to the Magic on Friday, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.
He had a 28-minute limit for this game and even played in some of garbage time to help him get close to it. Embiid did play 13 minutes next to Jahlil Okafor tonight against the bigger lineup of the Magic, so that's something to watch. Obviously it's not going to affect his minutes, usage or rebounding rate. Plus, coach Brett Brown really likes him around the rim, so his blocks should be fine, too. Embiid is very likely to rest on Saturday. Dec 2 - 9:56 PM

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Joel Embiid will be on a 28-minute limit Friday night vs. Orlando, but likely will not play on Saturday vs. Boston.

In addition to the 28-minute limit vs. Magic, the Sixers announced that "the team anticipates to follow prior back-to-back protocol for Celtics on Saturday." Thus, we can safely assume they will rest Embiid on Saturday. Embiid has not played more than 27 minutes in any game this season, so 28 minutes would represent a career high. It will be interesting to see if Embiid can sustain his incredible per-minute production as his playing time increases. His current per-36 minute averages are mind-boggling: 28.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers.
Dec 2 - 11:36 AM

Joel Embiid is scheduled to play against the Magic on Friday, according to Tom Moore.

While this isn't set in stone, Moore also reports that Embiid is likely to sit the second half of the 76ers back-to-back on Saturday. We'll keep an eye on news surrounding Embiid, but it looks like his fantasy owners can deploy him for Friday night.
Dec 1 - 1:46 PM

Joel Embiid had his minutes limit increased to 28 minutes for Wednesday against the Kings.

Oh yeah. We'll get more of The Process, which means fewer minutes for Jahlil Okafor. Embiid is second in the NBA in usage rate at 37.6 while he's also seen some very good rebounding and block numbers lately. Hopefully this also means Embiid's back-to-back limit can go away soon. Trust The Process.
Nov 30 - 5:19 PM

Joel Embiid racked up 22 points, nine boards, four assists, three 3-pointers, three blocks and three turnovers in a mere 25 minutes of action during Sunday's 112-108 loss to the Cavs.

The 76ers hung tough with the defending champs, and Embiid was no small part of that impressive effort. Despite a strict minutes limit, Embiid continues to crush it with his ridiculous 37.6 usage rate, pumping out mid-round value with averages of 18.2 points, 7.8 boards, 1.3 triples, 2.4 blocks and 4.1 turnovers per game on 48.0 percent shooting. This was the first game of a back-to-back set, meaning that Embiid will be rested on Monday night with Jahlil Okafor moving into the starting five.
Nov 27 - 3:51 PM

Joel Embiid will play Sunday vs. the Cavs on a 24-minute restriction, and is then expected to rest on Monday in Toronto.

As we know, Embiid is more than capable of putting up monster numbers in just 24 minutes of action, which makes him a viable DFS option on Sunday. The Sixers then play the Raptors the following night in Toronto, but Embiid is not scheduled to travel with the team, as Philly plans to keep Embiid from playing in back-to-backs for the foreseeable future.
Nov 26 - 1:03 PM

Joel Embiid (rest) will not play against Chicago on Friday.

As expected, Embiid will sit this one out. As we know, the Sixers are serious about limiting the minutes of their budding star. We will simply have to "Trust the Process" and wait until next game to get Embiid in our lineups. His per-36 minute averages this season are mind-boggling: 28.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 1.7 three-pointers.
Nov 25 - 11:48 AM

Joel Embiid (rest) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

Embiid will get a rest day on Friday as the 76ers are trying to manage his minutes, so fantasy owners shouldn't worry about this news. The 22-year-old has been better than advertised thus far and will continue to be an asset for his fantasy owners when he's on the court.
Nov 24 - 11:32 AM

Joel Embiid hurt his left hand during the fourth quarter on Wednesday, but he soon returned to finish with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Embiid had his hand examined on the bench by a trainer, but his speedy return suggests that he's fine -- just remember that he's been ruled out of Friday's game as a precautionary rest day. He was visibly frustrated after being yanked in double-overtime, but that was simply the result of him exceeding his typical 24-minute limit (he played 27 minutes tonight). The Sixers also play a back-to-back set this Sunday and Monday, so Friday might not be his only DNP-CD.
Nov 23 - 11:34 PM

Joel Embiid will have a 24-minute limit on Wednesday and will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

He should be busy tonight against Marc Gasol in a fun center matchup. The 76ers are surprisingly playing well at home with four straight wins in Philly. Embiid is a very nice DFS option tonight.
Nov 23 - 5:33 PM

Joel Embiid will be on his standard 24-minute limit during Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

That's enough time for him to put up a quality stat line, so season-long owners can go ahead and get him active.
Nov 23 - 11:50 AM

Joel Embiid scored 22 points with five rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in a 101-94 win over the Heat on Monday.

He had a 24-minute limit, but needed just 23 to post this monster line. The Process shot 7-of-13 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line with just one turnover. The 76ers have a back-to-back set coming up at the end of the week on Sunday and Monday, so expect him to pick up at least one DNP-CD as the 76ers continue to bring him along slowly.
Nov 21 - 10:57 PM

Joel Embiid will have a 24-minute limit during Monday's game against the Heat.

This is nothing new for Embiid, who has played no more than 26 minutes in a game this season. He also has four DNPs mixed into Philly's first 13 games and he's likely to draw another one during their four-game week -- the Sixers play back-to-back games next Sunday and Monday, which will almost certainly result in another DNP-CD for Embiid. Plan accordingly.
Nov 21 - 5:27 PM

Joel Embiid (rest) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Heat.

He sat out of Sunday's practice for some extra rest after playing 20 minutes on Saturday. He scored a career-high 26 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers vs. the Suns. The 76ers next back-to-back set is on Sunday vs. the Cavs and Monday vs. the Raptors.
Nov 20 - 1:49 PM

Joel Embiid went full Process in a 120-105 win over the Suns on Saturday, scoring a career-high 26 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in just 20 minutes.

If Kristaps Porzingis is a unicorn, Joel Embiid is a mythical creature that nobody in this galaxy has even thought up yet. He was asked about his early success after the game. "Honestly I don't know how I'm able to do it," Embiid said. "I'm still trying to figure it out." He scored 17 points in his first seven minutes tonight and this efficient game gets him to 60.0 true shooting in his career -- he has a 38.4 usage rate on the year. For the umpteenth time, Trust The Process.
Nov 20 - 12:02 AM

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