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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
Contract: view contract details

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Joel Embiid scored 25 points and matched his career-high with 19 rebounds in Monday's 108-94 win over the Hornets.
The Process hit 10-of-17 shots and 4-of-6 free throws with two assists, four triples and four blocks, but he was a little careless with the ball as he racked up a career-high nine turnovers. He attempted six triples on the night which is what coach Brett Brown asked him to do recently, and he made his 100th career triple in this game which makes him one of 10 7-footers in the NBA with at least 100 treys over the past two seasons. Mar 19 - 9:26 PM

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Joel Embiid scored 24 points and pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds with four assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in Friday's 120-116 win over the Nets.

Not a bad way to celebrate his 24th birthday. Embiid's shot wasn't falling and he finished just 6-of-23 from the field, but he ended up making all 11 of his free throws. Coach Brett Brown said he wants Embiid to take 6-8 triples per game which is basically double of what he has been doing (he was at 3.4 attempts per game prior to Friday), so that will be quite an adjustment because Embiid leads the league with 9.9 post-up plays per game. If there's a takeaway here, it's that his 3-pointers could go up but it will likely be at the expense of his field goal percentage.
Mar 16 - 10:13 PM

Joel Embiid scored 29 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a 118-110 win over the Knicks on Thursday.

He tweaked his wrist and did have his wrist wrapped, but he had an explanation on that after the game. "It’s just swag," Embiid said. "I just wanted to look swaggy so I thought it was a great look for me. Some type of new swag. That’s why I had it." Embiid staying healthy this year is one of the best stories of the season.
Mar 15 - 11:35 PM

Joel Embiid (wrist) will start against the Knicks on Thursday.

He did have a mild injury scare with some tape on his wrist at shootaround, but there was never much concern. Embiid has played through hand injuries before and it tends to bother him, so we'll be watching that closely tonight. Fire him up everywhere and his owners should have very high expectations against the Knicks.
Mar 15 - 6:05 PM

Joel Embiid (wrist) is not on the injury report for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

His left wrist was taped after shootaround, but there's no word on what he's dealing with. Coach Brett Brown said he's going with the same starting five, so this won't keep Embiid out of the lineup.
Mar 15 - 11:23 AM

Joel Embiid scored 29 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and eight turnovers during a 101-98 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday.

That's a tough home loss for the 76ers and recently they've struggled at the worst time against playoff teams. In their last three games against playoff contenders, they've lost to the Pacers, Heat and Bucks since Mar. 4. Embiid's scoring was also down this month at just 19.2 points per game before this line tonight, which put him on pace for his lowest scoring month on the season. His fantasy owners should still trust him.
Mar 13 - 10:04 PM

Joel Embiid scored 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting vs. the Nets on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

Fatigue has been a consistent refrain when explaining Embiid's recent dip in production, including three straight games under 20 points and 41.0 percent shooting in March. Philly was able to keep his minutes in check thanks to an easy win at Brooklyn tonight, which should ensure that Embiid is rested and ready for an important game vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.
Mar 11 - 11:12 PM

Joel Embiid scored 17 points with seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers during a 108-99 loss to the Heat on Thursday.

He was settling for jumpers and made just 5-of-18 from the field. Embiid has been somewhat cold as a shooter lately, but it hasn't affected his usage at all at any point this year. Breaking his game log down by sets of 10 this season, he's been at a 32.7 usage rate in each while he's never been above 34.4 in those sets (games 1-10, 11-20, etc.). He's been surprisingly reliable this year. Trust it.
Mar 8 - 10:28 PM

Joel Embiid hit 8-of-16 shots, missed all three of his 3-pointers, and was 2-of-2 from the line for 18 points, five rebounds, four assists and a block in Tuesday's 128-114 win over the Hornets.

Embiid dominated Dwight Howard on Friday with 23 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer, but Howard turned the tables on him tonight, going off for 30 points, six boards, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer. Embiid has played in 10 straight games and the Sixers don't have a back-to-back set until March 15-16. It's possible he finishes out the season for the Sixers, but it would make sense for them to take it easy on him, as the No. 6 Sixers appear to be locked into the playoffs. Starters Dario Saric, Robert Covington, Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick all joined Embiid in double figures in the win.
Mar 6 - 10:47 PM

Joel Embiid scored 19 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal on Sunday, but he also committed seven of the Sixers' season-high 26 turnovers.

During one incredible sequence early in the third quarter, the Sixers repeatedly drew fouls by posting up Embiid -- they got four fouls on a single possession, and were in the bonus less than a minute into the quarter. He had a slight limp after banging his knee on a screen early in the game, but he didn't miss time and appeared to be fine. Still, it can't hurt to double-check his status prior to Tuesday's game in Charlotte.
Mar 4 - 11:15 PM

Joel Embiid finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots over 32 minutes in a win against the Hornets on Friday.

Embiid absolutely embarrassed veteran Dwight Howard in this one, as Howard mustered very little on offense while spending the night in foul trouble most of the evening. The only bad thing to happen to Embiid was when he appeared to hurt his lower back on a hard foul. However, he stood up by himself and remained in the game, waving off head coach Brett Brown. It was another back-to-back for Embiid, too, and he made it through mostly unscathed. He should just fine for Sunday's game in Milwaukee.
Mar 2 - 9:55 PM

Joel Embiid is expected to play Friday vs. the Hornets, the second night of a back-to-back for the Sixers.

Embiid finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and one block in Philadelphia's win over the Cavs on Thursday night. He logged 32 minutes. Embiid has played both games in each of the Sixers past three back-to-backs, so he should be ready to rock on Friday night.
Mar 2 - 9:40 AM

Joel Embiid finished Sunday's road loss with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 32 minutes.

Embiid's performance had added significance for fantasy owners, because it was the second half of a back-to-back set. He recorded his 31st double-double of the season and has now scored at least 20 points in seven of his last eight games. He shows no signs of slowing down with 9-of-20 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs tonight, and he even made two 3-pointers for good measure.
Feb 25 - 11:26 PM

Joel Embiid scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Magic during a 116-105 win.

Coach Brett Brown left his second unit in down the stretch in the fourth quarter despite the Magic cutting a big lead to as little as nine with 2:15 left. After the game, Embiid said he is planning on playing in the back-to-back set against the Wizards on Sunday, so he should be all set for that one. As for his team, they're the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, they've won seven straight, and they're the healthiest they've been in years. It's certainly possible they can earn a top-four seed.
Feb 24 - 7:55 PM

Joel Embiid filled it up during a 116-115 win over the Bulls on Thursday, scoring 30 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three steals, four blocks, one turnover and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

Hello, Mr. Process. This was about as close to a 5x5 as he's been in his career. Embiid's minutes were starting to trend down earlier this month at just 29.7 in his previous February games, so getting up to 35 makes it seem like he could be closer to the 32.5 per game he played back in January. The 76ers are rolling with a six-game winning streak and they now have a 98 percent chance to make the playoffs, per The 76ers also have one of the easiest remaining schedules in the NBA, so playoff fever in Philly looks like it'll go beyond February.
Feb 22 - 11:07 PM

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PG1Ben Simmons
2Markelle Fultz
3T.J. McConnell
4Jerryd Bayless
5Demetrius Jackson
6Larry Drew II
SG1J.J. Redick
2Marco Belinelli
3Timothe Luwawu
SF1Robert Covington
2Justin Anderson
3Furkan Korkmaz
4James Young
PF1Dario Saric
2Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Richaun Holmes
3Amir Johnson