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Joel Embiid | Center | #21

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 260
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / PHI
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Joel Embiid was dominant in Monday's preseason loss to Dallas, racking up 29 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 28 minutes.
He was 11-of-22 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line with four turnovers. Embiid has now scored 20+ points in each preseason game and has been bullying opposing centers down low, but if there's any bad news, it's that he's now shooting a combined 2-of-18 from beyond the arc through four games. If he finds his range, the NBA is in trouble. Oct 8 - 10:46 AM

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Joel Embiid tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists over 24 minutes in the Sixers victory over Dallas on Friday.

As usual, Embiid dominated the paint throughout this contest. The only blemish on his stat line was the six turnovers he committed. Embiid is a bit of risk at the back end of the first round or early second due to his injury history, but his upside is undeniable.
Oct 5 - 10:49 AM

Joel Embiid scored 20 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in just 23 minutes against the Melbourne United on Friday.

Melbourne was not ready for The Process. Embiid has said he focused on adding more to his offense to make him more of a dominating presence. That'll likely start in the post with Embiid leading the NBA last season in post possessions per game, but he still was strong down there as a 75th-percentile scorer. He'll likely be among the league leaders for usage rate and he's worth a look at the turn of the first and second rounds.
Sep 28 - 9:41 PM

Joel Embiid did not practice on Monday.

It's just a rest day for The Process, so there's no need to worry here. Embiid has said he is working on everything on offense, but of course it will always come down to health for one of the league's most talented players. If you trust The Process, go ahead and take him near the first turn of your draft.
Sep 24 - 1:34 PM

Brett Brown said he's expecting Joel Embiid to be "dominant" this season.

Brown has been thoroughly impressed with Embiid's workouts this summer, and we'd anticipate the 24-year-old center taking another big leap forward in his third NBA season. While he remains a bit of an injury-risk after only making it through 63 games last season, it's worth noting that none of those missed games last season were due to knee or foot issues. If you want him, you'll need to invest at the top of Round 2.
Sep 18 - 2:34 PM

Joel Embiid tallied 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Team Africa in their 96-92 loss to Team World on Saturday.

Embiid was brilliant, showcasing his remarkable ball-handling ability for a man his size, as well as a feathery touch around the basket. Embiid, who has stated publicly his goal for next season to win the MVP award, has a legitimate chance to return first-round fantasy value in 2018-19. Of course, it's imperative he stay healthy in order to deliver on his ultimate potential.
Aug 4 - 1:55 PM

Joel Embiid said his goal for the 2018-19 season is "to win the MVP," and that he's improved his 3-point shot and ball-handling this summer.

Never lacking for modesty, Embiid said of his own game, "I feel like I have everything. I just need to be more consistent ... I’ve already gotten so much better [this summer]." It wasn't all about himself, though, as Embiid also mentioned team goals and how he's excited about the addition of Wilson Chandler and for Markelle Fultz "to be back to himself." Whether or not he wins MVP, it's going to be a fun ride for Embiid's fantasy owners.
Aug 1 - 8:36 PM

Trainer Drew Hanlen says he and Joel Embiid have been focusing on low-post dominance, consistently making threes and taking care of the ball this summer.

Hanlen believes Embiid truly dominated when he was bullying in the low-post rather than the playing a mid-post game. He saw a sharp decline in three-point shooting last season, going from 36.7 percent in 2016-17 to 30.8 percent in 2017-18. Hanlen mentioned taking care of the ball as the No. 3 priority. It makes sense, as Embiid averaged 3.7 turnovers a game which was fourth most in the league. If he can reduce the turnovers and increase his three-point percentage his fantasy value will be even higher.
Source: Hoops Hype
Jul 29 - 10:09 PM

Joel Embiid could put himself at risk financially if he suffers a serious injury away from the team that causes him to miss a substantial amount of time.

If you missed it, some videos have been going around of Embiid playing ball on the streets of Philly, including him dunking on some. Embiid isn't exactly going all out, but his injury history is no secret. We'll see if this news affects how he approaches the offseason.
Jun 1 - 5:45 PM

Russell Westbrook, DeMar DeRozan, Giannis Antetokounmpo, LaMarcus Aldridge and Joel Embiid made the 2017-18 All-NBA Second Team.

After just 31 games in his rookie season, The Process doubled that with 63 games, averaging 22.9 points, 11.0 boards, 3.2 dimes, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 treys in 30.3 minutes per game. Westbrook somewhat surprisingly doesn't get on the First Team despite how he averaged a triple-double on the year after his MVP season with the same feat. Giannis also made his second All-NBA Team after last season and he'll have a better shot to be First Team next year while LMA earned his fifth All-NBA nod and DeMar added his second in his career.
May 24 - 2:29 PM

Joel Embiid said his goal is to be the league MVP in 2018-19.

"I feel like next year is definitely going to be a type of MVP season for me," he said. "But it starts with my body. And the skills. I love being in the gym. I don’t feel like taking any time off." This will be his first summer without restrictions since 2014, and Embiid added that he wants to get his playing weight down to 270 -- he was around 281 in 2017-18. Embiid ran out of gas at times during the postseason, so it's not a surprise that conditioning is an area of focus.
May 20 - 10:18 AM

Joel Embiid said he wants to drop 6-11 pounds this summer.

He said he is at 281 today and would like to get down to 270-275. "I think next year could be an MVP type season for me. But it starts with [working on] my body," Embiid said. Embiid's post-up game wasn't as effective in the postseason, but it makes sense for him to be more agile to help spacing next to Ben Simmons. Regardless, Embiid could be even better next year.
May 10 - 4:43 PM

Joel Embiid had 27 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and four blocks during Philly's Game 5 defeat in Boston on Wednesday, making 9-of-18 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs in 39 minutes.

Embiid was fired up after getting called for a technical foul and being heckled by the Celtics' home crowd, and his third-quarter eruption helped Philly close to within a point heading into the fourth. He was stonewalled and lost possession on a crucial possession late tonight, but the Sixers did themselves no favors by committing five team fouls just two minutes into the fourth quarter. Philly can still take solace in having advanced to the Conference semifinals with a young core that's only getting better.
May 9 - 11:38 PM

Joel Embiid scored 22 points during a 101-98 overtime loss to the Celtics in Game 3 on Saturday, adding 19 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

This one will sting in the 2-1-5 for a very, very long time as the 76ers are now down 3-0. At the end of regulation, Marco Belinelli did hit a game-tying fadeaway at the buzzer, but the 76ers operations staff fired off the confetti prematurely. The game had to be on hold because of the confetti falling for about seven minutes, and the 76ers did get an early lead in the extra frame. However, the 76ers made mistake after mistake after mistake as coach Brad Stevens just schooled coach Brett Brown. No team has ever come back from an 0-3 hole in NBA history, so the Philly fans may have some trust issues with how this pans out.
May 5 - 8:10 PM

Joel Embiid made 8-of-22 from the field for 20 points during a 108-103 loss in Boston during Game 2 on Thursday, adding 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He struggled with his jumper in this game, making just 2-of-9 shots from outside the paint and 3-of-6 at the line. On defense, the Celtics clearly are doing their best to keep Embiid away from the rim and it's been working, especially now that Aron Baynes is making corner treys. Embiid's 37 minutes are the most he's played in 2018 and he'll likely be close to 40 again in Game 3 on Saturday.
May 3 - 11:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Jerryd Bayless
5Landry Shamet
SG1J.J. Redick
2Zhaire Smith
3Shake Milton
SF1Robert Covington
2Wilson Chandler
3Furkan Korkmaz
PF1Dario Saric
2Mike Muscala
C1Joel Embiid
2Amir Johnson
3Jonah Bolden