Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brett Brown: Joel Embiid is ‘truly on track’ to play in the preseason

    Sportsnaut "It’s been nearly 30 months since Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has played in a competitive game. That came as a member of the Kansas Jayhawks back in March of 2014. Now, far removed from his most-recent foot surgery, skepticism regarding Embiid’s ability to play has been replaced with..." August 24

  • 76ers' Brown: Joel Embiid on track for preseason debut

    Liberty Ballers "On Zach Lowe's podcast, "The Lowe Post," Sixers head coach Brett Brown confirmed that center Joel Embiid is on track to make his professional debut in the preseason. When asked by Lowe if Embiid is ready to play in the preseason, Brown responded, "Yes he is." Brown also added a tidbit on Embiid's..." August 20

  • Joel Embiid appears to be in great shape

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid has missed the entire first two years of his NBA career because of a nagging foot injury, but we may actually have a chance to see him contribute next season. On Tuesday, Embiid and NBA skills coach Drew Hanley shared a couple of clips on Instagram showing the Philadelphia 76ers..." August 03

  • Joel Embiid Shouts Out Ex-Sixers GM Sam Hinkie For Dying "For Our Sins"

    Complex "Former Philadelphia 76ers GM/President of Basketball Operations Sam Hinkie may be gone (remember that 7,000 word resignation letter he penned?) but he's not been forgotten—that much was clear Saturday afternoon when Joel Embiid shouted-out the ex-Philly front officer while also acknowledging how..." July 24

  • Joel Embiid working out with Sixers Summer League team, not playing with them

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid is taking another step toward his return during summer league by being with his team in Las Vegas. Embiid has been cleared for monitored, controlled five-on-five scrimmages. He will not be playing, but traveling west with the summer squad is an important part of working his way..." July 09

  • Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid Among Early Favorites For NBA Rookie of the Year Award

    Liberty Ballers "The odds will likely swing dramatically throughout the summer, but NBA Rookie of the Year bets are flowing in, and the Sixers are fortunate to have the leader of the pack on their roster. Ben Simmons currently stands alone as the favorite for the award, listed at +325 according to Bovada. It..." June 28

  • Joel Embiid cleared to scrimmage

    Yahoo! Sports "After a full year of rehabilitation, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been cleared to start light scrimmaging in five-on-five settings, league sources told The Vertical. It is the next step in the process to make his NBA debut in 2016-17. Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014..." June 21

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I usually drink 3 or 4 pitchers (of Shirley Temples) per day'

    USA Today "Joel Embiid loves Shirley Temples, or at least he likes to mention the drink a lot. In a Ride Along video by Vice Sports, Embiid mentioned it when asked what he has been eating lately (at the 3:43 mark). The big man says, somehow with a straight face: “Mainly Shirley Temples. I drink Shirley..." June 15

  • Joel Embiid Playing In 'Controlled' Three-On-Three Situations

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid will not participate in Summer League for the Philadelphia 76ers but he continues to make progress coming back from multiple foot surgeries. Embiid displayed some of his development during the 76ers' workout with Brandon Ingram. "You can see what he's doing on the court," Bryan..." June 14

  • Joel Embiid declares himself to be healthy in Instagram post

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers may finally be seeing the fruits of their tanking labor come the 2016-17 NBA season. Center Joel Embiid, who was drafted by the Sixers No. 3 overall back in 2014 and still has yet to appear in a single game for the team, declared himself to be healthy in an Instagram post..." May 31

  • Joel Embiid Is Already Trying to Recruit Kevin Durant to Join the 76ers

    Complex "It hasn't even been 24 hours since the Thunder lost Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals—blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Warriors and giving Lil B yet another year to gloat—and yet, people are already wondering where Kevin Durant is going to land in July once he becomes a free agent. As bad as..." May 31

  • Sixers' Embiid unlikely to play in summer league

    Bucks County Courier Times "Joel Embiid's continued oncourt progress has led to speculation that the 76ers' center might play summer league basketball in July. On April 27, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said he wouldn't rule it out, though the organization wasn't going to rush the 7-foot-2,..." May 20

  • Embiid says he'll be ready next season in more great Sixers news

    Yahoo! Sports "Tuesday was unquestionably a good night for the Philadelphia 76ers, who won the draft lottery to obtain the No. 1 pick after a 10-72 season. It's not clear if that reward will prove to be worth three years of unrepentant losing, but it at least validates a great deal of ex-GM Sam Hinkie's..." May 18

  • Philadelphia Trainer Reveals Joel Embiid Starts Playing Two-on-Two Next Week

    Liberty Ballers "Joel Embiid is more folk hero than NBA player at this point, but the latest entry in his saga will be a welcome sight for Sixers fans. From the Instagram page of Philadelphia-area trainer Chuck Ellis." May 15

  • Brett Brown: ‘Strong Belief’ Joel Embiid Will Be Ready For Game One

    CBS Philly "Joel Embiid has not played a single game in his first two NBA seasons. Embiid — the Philadelphia 76ers’ third-overall selection in 2014 — has dealt with back-to-back foot surgeries, but NBA minutes are finally on the horizon for the promising seven-foot 22-year-old. Sixers coach Brett Brown..." May 10

  • Embiid, Sixers liked Qatar so much 'we went back'

    Courier-Post "Joel Embiid is back in Qatar getting treatment on his twice surgically repaired right foot. Sixers coach Brett Brown confirmed that Embiid returned to Aspetar, which bills itself as "the world's leading specialized orthopedic and sports medicine hospital," prior to Sunday night's game against..." March 21

  • Embiid returns to Qatar for more rehab "Joel Embiid is back in Qatar. This time, the 76ers center has some team personnel with him. Embiid left Philadelphia this week and will spend the next several weeks at Aspetar, an orthopedic and sports medicine hospital located in Doha, Qatar. He had a lot of success there, and the team wanted..." March 20

  • Joel Embiid will return slowly - if at all - next season "A lot of hype surrounding the 76ers' 2016-17 season involves Joel Embiid. That's when the 7-foot-2 center is scheduled to make his debut after being sidelined this season and last season following surgeries to his right foot. But . . . "I think everybody also must understand that . . ...." March 15

  • Trusting the process: the Sixers' plan to get Joel Embiid healthy

    ESPN "The most captivating pregame show that doesn't star Stephen Curry can be found in Philadelphia. In early March, about an hour before tipoff against the Miami Heat, Joel Embiid is working up a sweat with 76ers' strength and conditioning coach Todd Wright. Hundreds of Sixers fans stand in the..." March 10