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Joel Embiid | Center/Forward | #21

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / PHI
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According to 76ers managing owner Josh Harris, signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the the team's offseason priorities .
"Look, I'd just say we want Joel to be on the team for a long time," Harris said. "We want us all to grow old together. That's the way I would put it." The window to extend Embiid is from July 1 until the day before the season opener in mid-October. Even with the durability concerns, a max extension is likely which means he could be looking at $130 million over five years or $100 million over four years. Coach Brett Brown did say on Friday that Embiid will more than likely have minute restrictions again next season, but we'll have a better idea of what those are as training camp approaches. Jun 24 - 10:05 AM

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76ers coach Brett Brown said it would be "very ambitious" for Joel Embiid to not have minute restrictions next season.

Brown also said the same thing regarding Ben Simmons. Embiid's durability is really the only thing holding him back right now and it makes sense for the 76ers to bring him along slowly after he had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus back on March 24th. Embiid did say a while ago that he was hoping to play in all 82 games, but that wasn't realistic and it's not up to him anyways. We should have a better idea of what the restrictions are as we approach camp in September, but there's a good chance he will sit out in one game of back-to-back sets as well.
Jun 23 - 1:01 PM

Joel Embiid (knee) took part in an offseason conditioning workout Wednesday at the Front Street Boxing Gym in Philadelphia.

Based on some pictures, it looked like Embiid worked up a good sweat during the workout. He was also doing some light soccer in Europe earlier this month, so he looks to be getting close to being back to on-court activities. Embiid is not going to play in Summer League, but he should be 100 percent for camp.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 8 - 5:07 PM

76ers GM Bryan Colangelo confirmed that Joel Embiid (knee) will not play in the Summer League.

Ben Simmons (foot) is also going to sit out. Embiid said on June 3 that he is feeling good and that he's hoping to be medically cleared as soon as this week. We'll have an update later in the week following his checkup, but his status for training camp isn't in doubt right now. His talent and upside are tantalizing, but staying on the floor will be the key for The Process in 2017-18.
Jun 5 - 10:54 AM

Joel Embiid said that he is feeling good and that he expects to be medically cleared to return to the court to practice next week.

"I’m feeling good," said Embiid in an interview on Friday. "I’m supposed to see the doctor next week and they’re going to check everything just to make sure everything looks good. But I’ve been feeling good so I expect to be back on the court next week." Last month, Embiid stated that his goal is to play in every game of the 2017-18 season. Embiid will be the ultimate boom-or-bust pick in fantasy drafts next October.
Source: Uproxx.com
Jun 3 - 9:47 AM

Joel Embiid said he intends to play every game of the 2017-18 season.

"[My offseason goal is to] make sure my body's ready because I think next year I'll be able to play almost every game," Embiid said. "Just make sure my body's ready to take on the toll of the NBA schedule, back-to-backs, but I intend to play every game and we're going to see how it goes." He had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus back in March, but he's expected to be back on the court in 2-3 weeks. Embiid will have another scan in the upcoming weeks, and he's hoping to be cleared for jumping and 5-on-5 drills in the near future.
Source: CSN Philly
May 17 - 11:00 AM

Joel Embiid (knee) said on Tuesday that his rehab is going great and that he will be "back on the court in two to three weeks."

Embiid had surgery to repair a torn left meniscus on March 24th. This is the first update we've had since Embiid had the arthroscopic procedure done. He will obviously have plenty of time to recover and get ready for training camp next fall. Embiid will be one of the more fiercely debated players heading into fantasy drafts next season. His upside is incredible, but the injury history makes him a remarkably risky picks in the early rounds.
May 16 - 1:12 PM

GM Bryan Colangelo said that he doesn't "think back-to-backs will be an issue" for Joel Embiid next season.

This is an encouraging development, but drafting Embiid will still be the ultimate boom-or-bust selection next season. When healthy, he's one of the more dominant and fantasy-friendly big men in the entire league. However, he’s only played in 31 of 246 possible games since the Sixers drafted him three years ago. No player will be more debated and disputed heading into 2017 fantasy drafts.
Apr 14 - 1:44 PM

Joel Embiid had successful minor arthroscopic surgery to address a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday.

"The overall status of Joel’s lateral meniscus and his cartilage is very good, Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache said. "Today's procedure focused on removing a small portion of the meniscus that was responsible for his symptoms. The recovery program that has been established targets Joel transitioning back to full weight-bearing in approximately two weeks, at which point a conservative approach to his rehabilitation will be introduced." Embiid is expected to resume basketball activities this summer, so he should be a full go for training camp. There will be several updates on his progress throughout the offseason.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 24 - 8:23 PM

Joel Embiid (left knee) will have surgery in the coming days.

The team officially confirmed what many have been expecting all month. Embiid's small tear in his meniscus will likely keep him out for Summer League, but he should be close to 100 percent for the preseason. The 76ers will have more details after the procedure is completed. Richaun Holmes will continue to thrive in his expanded role and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 6:39 PM

Joel Embiid (knee) is "very likely" to have surgery, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This confirms a previous report of Embiid likely to have surgery from earlier this month. Embiid has a small tear in his meniscus and it will keep the rookie out for the rest of the season. If he does have surgery, it will likely cost him about two months in his offseason program. Richaun Holmes will continue to thrive and has made a case he deserves minutes next year.
Mar 22 - 4:11 PM

Joel Embiid (knee) is expected to have surgery, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He is meeting doctors in Los Angeles this month and coach Brett Brown talked about it. "It's all on the table, trying to do homework," Brown said. "There's nothing like to me [that is] news in what I just said. We are just feeling it all [out]." With Embiid's partial tear in his meniscus, the doctors will try to determine if he should get a partial meniscectomy, a meniscal repair or a complex surgery with a longer rehab. Hopefully, this potential surgery won't affect his offseason too much.
Mar 11 - 4:09 AM

76ers coach Brett Brown believes that Joel Embiid (knee) will make a full recovery.

"I just feel very confident given what he's been through and what he's seen himself do on an NBA court, that we'll move on," Brown said, "He'll come out of this thing OK." The 76ers want Embiid's bone bruise to fully heal before deciding what type of procedure he will have on his meniscus tear, and they are going to consult with "leading specialists" on the best course of action. Embiid is in good hands and it sounds like he will be ready to go for 2017-18. Despite the durability concerns, The Process is expected to land a lucrative contract extension this summer.
Mar 2 - 9:48 AM

Joel Embiid (knee) has been ruled out for rest of the season.

"The assessment of Monday's follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid's left knee appears to reveal that the area affected by the bone bruise has improved significantly, while the previously identified meniscus tear appears more pronounced in this most recent scan," 76ers Chief Medical Director Jonathan Glashow said. The 76ers will continue to work with specialists on Embiid's knee while the team continues to talk about his long-term health. With Embiid out, Jahlil Okafor and Richaun Holmes will see minutes at center and have some value in standard leagues. Dario Saric and Robert Covington have also stepped up.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 1 - 3:04 PM

General manager Bryan Colangelo said the 76ers are hopeful Joel Embiid (knee) will return this season, according to the 76ers broadcast.

On the other hand, the team has made it very clear health and long-term performance is the top priority for their players. Basically, it sounds like a 50/50 shot we see Embiid out there again in 2016-17. As has been the case since January, the 76ers do not want to see any swelling or soreness on Embiid. He still had both on Monday and there hasn't been much improvement outside of him doing some light shooting. Richaun Holmes and Jahlil Okafor are both making strong case to be added in standard leagues. Robert Covington and The Homie Dario Saric have been huge winners, too.
Feb 27 - 9:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Markelle Fultz
2T.J. McConnell
3Sergio Rodriguez
4Jerryd Bayless
SG1Timothe Luwawu
2Nik Stauskas
3Gerald Henderson
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Jonah Bolden
4Shawn Long
5Alex Poythress
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Jahlil Okafor
4Tiago Splitter
5Anzejs Pasecniks
6Mathias Lessort