Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

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  • Joel Embiid: pushing limits (but vowing to never cross them)

    CSN Philly "When he's not missing his college days or pondering running for president (of what country?) twenty-five years from now, Sixers rookie Joel Hans-Embiid is scorching Twitter with his hot takes and jokes. Some have called him a "must follow" while others have found his playfulness a bit..." August 20

  • Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09

  • Joel Embiid entering NBA draft "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft. The Jayhawks big man averaged 11.2 points on 63 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman. The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid, 20, is widely regarded as one of the top..." April 09

  • Sources say Kansas star Joel Embiid will enter NBA Draft

    Kansas City Star "Joel Embiid, the Kansas Jayhawks’ 7-foot freshman center from Cameroon, has made his decision, according to Yahoo. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting this morning that sources say the possible No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will leave Lawrence after one injury-shortened season. In declaring for..." March 27

  • Kansas C Joel Embiid: 'I could have played today' "In wake of the Kansas Jayhawks' upset loss to the Stanford Cardinal, ESPN's Jeff Goodman spoke with center Joel Embiid, who sat out Sunday's game with a back injury. Despite reports from earlier in the week that Embiid's status for the Sweet 16 was up in the air, the freshman seemed pretty..." March 23

  • Joel Embiid: No decision on NBA yet "While fellow freshman Andrew Wiggins will leave after the season, Kansas teammate Joel Embiid told ESPN that he will talk to the Jayhawks coaching staff and also his mentor, fellow Cameroon native and NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute, before making a final decision concerning his NBA future. Embiid..." March 23

  • Kansas coach Bill Self confirms Joel Embiid won’t play in St. Louis

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid will not play in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, coach Bill Self confirmed Wednesday after arriving at the team hotel. The decision to hold Embiid out follows the same plan that Self outlined before the Big 12 tournament. Self held out a tiny bit..." March 20

  • Kansas has to buy time until injured center Joel Embiid is back

    Kansas City Star "If you believe in the aura of advanced statistics — the formulas and algorithms that dominate the modern sports landscape — the loss of a promising freshman center can be overcome. The numbers say so, if you can believe that. Joel Embiid turned 20 on Sunday. He is 7 feet tall, and the..." March 19

  • Joel Embiid out of Big 12 Tournament because of stress fracture in back

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self ruled Joel Embiid out of the Big 12 Tournament this week because of a stress fracture in his back. Embiid is also unlikely to play in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. “Based on that, this weekend is out,” Self said in a statement released Monday night. “Next..." March 11

  • Kansas freshman Joel Embiid to see back specialist in California "Kansas center Joel Embiid, the possible No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, flew to Los Angeles on Sunday to get a second opinion on a lower back injury that's caused him to miss the past two games, a source close to the program told Embiid is scheduled to meet with a back..." March 10

  • KU's Embiid, now out for two games, has had back problems before

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Joel Embiid is done for the regular season -- and it isn't the first time Kansas' talented freshman center has had to cut his season short because of recurring back problems. Embiid's high school coach, Justin Harden at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., tells that..." March 03

  • Joel Embiid to return vs. Texas Tech "Kansas 7-foot freshman Joel Embiid is expected to return Tuesday night at Texas Tech. Jayhawks coach Bill Self told ESPN that Embiid, who sat out Saturday's win over TCU, practiced full-speed on Sunday. "He should play on Tuesday," Self said. Embiid has been dealing with a nagging knee..." February 17

  • KU’s Embiid participates in practice

    Kansas City Star "After nearly a week off, Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid was officially back on the court Sunday. Embiid took part in practice for the first time since last Monday’s loss at K-State. It came one day after Kansas coach Bill Self said Embiid would return to action on Tuesday at Texas..." February 16

  • Kansas center Joel Embiid won’t play Saturday against TCU

    College Basketball Talk "In the aftermath of No. 7 Kansas’ loss at Kansas State on Monday night, head coach Bill Self noted that freshman center Joel Embiid is a bit “beat up.” Dealing with nagging knee and back issues, Embiid didn’t play as well as the Jayhawks would have hoped against Kansas State. And with the..." February 15

  • KU’s Self says Embiid ‘feels better,’ will play Saturday if healthy

    Kansas City Star "Kansas coach Bill Self is taking a long-term approach when it comes to the health of freshman center Joel Embiid. But that doesn’t mean Embiid, who is battling knee and back ailments, will definitely be out for KU’s game against TCU on Saturday. Self made that clear on Thursday afternoon: If..." February 14

  • Jayhawks’ Embiid could miss games

    Kansas City Star "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid limped out of Bramlage Coliseum with an icepack on his left leg and soreness in his back. He had played just 18 minutes in KU’s loss to K-State, and it could be his last court time for a while. KU coach Bill Self said Embiid needs some time off after suffering..." February 11

  • Joel Embiid’s health, ball-screen defense concerns after Kansas loss at Kansas State

    College Basketball Talk "The final three shots and Andrew Wiggins took in regulation in Monday night’s loss to Kansas State are a pretty good representation of what this season has been like for him. In the final minute with a chance to tie the game, Wiggins airballed a three. A couple of possessions later, he beat his..." February 11

  • Embiid Considering Return To Kansas "Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid told ESPN that he is far from a lock to leave college after this season, and is "strongly considering" returning for his sophomore campaign. The Cameroon native said prior to Tuesday's win at Baylor that he didn't feel as though he was ready to make the jump to the..." February 05

  • Joel Embiid is on this list of National Player of the Year candidates "The Wooden Award released its midseason list of 25 players on Wednesday, and the most surprising thing about it to most people was that Kansas freshman Joel Embiid was nowhere to be found even though he's spent the past two weeks playing a huge role for a Kansas team that's topped four straight..." January 23

  • Joel Embiid's pursuit of hoops greatness not just a Dream

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Everyone wants a timetable, because nothing in our current sports culture is as important as what’s next, but there isn’t one. This game, next game? This week, next week? This year, next year? “I don’t think it’s about time,” Kansas center Joel Embiid says. “It’s just about me.” He understands..." January 23

  • KU’s Joel Embiid cool under pressure

    Kansas City Star "Whether the notion was to provoke or merely suffocate Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid, it took only seconds Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse for Baylor to reveal its most urgent priority: Swarm, stifle, pester and otherwise harass Embiid, the infinitely intriguing talent with the somewhat..." January 21

  • Up and Down and Unfair: Embiid, Wiggins, and Kansas in 2014

    Grantland "You can’t walk into Allen Fieldhouse without being a little blown away that an arena like this even exists anymore. The windows at the top of the gym make you feel like you’re in the 1970s. The wooden bleachers make you feel like it’s the 1950s. Then you look up, and the championship banners go..." January 21

  • Kansas' Joel Embiid a secret no more "Here's a list of the things that Joel Embiid can do, a sampling of the skills that have NBA scouts salivating over the Kansas big man: He can move his feet like a swift-footed guard, or the soccer player he once was. He protects the rim better than anyone has in years -- yes, Anthony Davis..." January 20

  • Kansas big Joel Embiid developing faster than most anticipated "It was clear in the preseason, if you spoke with anybody on the Kansas staff, that Bill Self and his assistants believed they had something special in Joel Embiid. The freshman big was getting a fraction of the attention reserved for Andrew Wiggins. But his so-called ceiling, they quietly..." January 19