Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Embiid to be Cast-Free in a Few Weeks

    Liberty Ballers "Good Embiid News Anything that doesn't sound disastrous in regards to Joel Embiid's rehabilitation and the possiblity of him one day taking the court for the Sixers can be construed as positive. Sam Hinkie said yesterday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey, that Embiid would..." October 01

  • Sixers owner says drafting Embiid was a good risk to take

    Hoops Rumors "Sixers owner Josh Harris admits that it’s difficult to watch his team lose, but he insists that he doesn’t want to sacrifice the franchise’s long-term rebuilding plan, notes Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link). Harris is still supportive of GM Sam Hinkie, pointing to the work..." October 01

  • Report: Sixers' Embiid could miss start of '16-17

    CBS Sports "The Joel Embiid news for the Philadelphia 76ers has been rough since he got drafted. He had a back injury and a foot injury that probably kept him from being the No. 1 pick in the draft. Prior to the foot injury, his pre-draft workout had him soaring past Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker on a lot..." August 22

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    Mike Sielski @MikeSielski

    League source confirms Joel Embiid underwent foot surgery today. "All good." #Sixers

  • Joel Embiid's injured foot excluded from 76ers' insurance policy

    ESPN "The $9 million the Philadelphia 76ers ownership will have paid Joel Embiid in his first two years, without having ever played an NBA game, will come out of their pockets. Although Embiid's contract is insured, since it is among the five highest salaries on the team, sources say Embiid's right..." August 16

  • Report: Joel Embiid’s foot surgery set for Tuesday

    Pro Basketball Talk "Since the report last month that he would need a second consecutive season-ending foot surgery, the particulars of Joel Embiid‘s procedure have been something of a mystery. The report that he would need the surgery surfaced over a month ago, and there’s been no concrete developments since then —..." August 15

  • Sources: Joel Embiid surgery scheduled for 'near future'

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has not yet undergone a second surgery on his right foot, sources close to the situation told, however, that procedure is still scheduled to take place and Embiid is still expected to miss the upcoming 2015-16 season. In early July, the Philadelphia Inquirer first..." August 11

  • Mum's the word on Sixers' Joel Embiid "SO WHAT IS going on with Joel Embiid and his impending surgery? For some reason, the 76ers aren't telling. Numerous texts and phone calls to president and general manager Sam Hinkie and others in the organization by the Daily News have gotten no response as the time frame the team set for..." August 10

  • Joel Embiid rebroke the navicular bone in his right foot. "A little bit of down time will come now for some in the 76ers' organization, as many players take a break after summer-league preparation and games, and coaches refresh their batteries with vacations. There will be workout sessions and pickup games at PCOM with various players, but for the most..." July 20

  • Okafor and Noel prepare for a season without Embiid "It was an obvious question, one that most 76ers fans would like to hear answered: How does Joel Embiid's being sidelined change Jahlil Okafor's role heading into the season? "It doesn't," Okafor said. "My role is to dominate. I'm one of the centerpieces of this team. So my role is the..." July 13

  • Embiid likely to miss season after 2nd surgery "76ers center Joel Embiid will likely miss the 2015-16 season. The 7-footer will have a second surgery after the latest setback in the healing of his right foot, according to several NBA sources. The team will decide whether to have it in North Carolina or at the New York Hospital of Special..." July 12

  • Hinkie: No decision yet on Embiid "The 76ers have yet to decide on Joel Embiid's playing status and are still acquiring information regarding the healing of his right foot. "No change as of yet," Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said Thursday. "A number of meetings are happening about that, even one today. But we have meetings..." July 10

  • Hinkie is definitely concerned about Embiid's right foot "SIXERS PRESIDENT and general manager Sam Hinkie did not look, act or sound like a man who was trying to run a shell game. Conspiracy theorists had looked at the timing of the Sixers' announcement that redshirt rookie center Joel Embiid was not healing as well as anticipated from the foot injury..." June 28

  • Could Embiid sit out another season? It's possible "76ers center Joel Embiid may not be available to play at the start of the NBA season after the latest setback in the healing of his right foot, an NBA source said Sunday. There's also a legitimate chance that the 7-footer could miss the entire season. Another source, an Eastern Conference..." June 15

  • News of Joel Embiid's slow recovery leaves Sixers with questions "The Division between 76ers fans is as separate as the Hatfields and the McCoys. If you're on board with general manager Sam Hinkie's plan, then Saturday night's news that the navicular bone in Joel Embiid's foot is not healing as quickly as hoped is a blip on the screen. If you're not on board,..." June 15

  • Sources: 76ers center Joel Embiid suffers setback with right foot

    Yahoo! Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft who missed his rookie season with injury, suffered a setback in the healing process of his right foot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After weeks of rigorous workouts, Embiid had not felt pain in the foot,..." June 14

  • Noel, Embiid keys to Hinkie's plan — on and off the court

    CSN Philly "Last week, Joel Embiid accompanied Sixers management to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, and Tuesday night Nerlens Noel represented the Sixers at the draft lottery. These are actions of an organization that appears to consider both players key to its future success. Then again, Michael..." May 22

  • Agent: Joel Embiid expected to play in summer league

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid is expected to play for the Sixers in the summer league, according to agent Arn Tellem. "The good news is [Embiid] is back playing basketball now," Tellem said in a conversation Wednesday that will air Thursday morning on Breakfast on Broad. "This is now coming from the Sixers that..." May 08

  • 76ers coach Brett Brown says Joel Embiid wasn’t always coachable this season

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid never played a game this season, and he never spoke publicly after Media Day on Sept. 29. But there were rumblings throughout the year that Embiid's work ethic was lacking. "There were times I wasn't happy," Sixers head coach Brett Brown said Thursday afternoon. "If you can't coach..." April 17

  • Brett Brown says Noel-Embiid summer pairing not a must

    CSN Philly "The Sixers have lost six consecutive games including last Wednesday's defeat in Washington, 106-93, to the Wizards. The two teams meet tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in the fourth and final meeting of the year. The Wizards have won two of the previous three contests. The Wizards are fifth in..." April 09

  • Sixers gushing about Embiid's potential

    The Journal "Joel Embiid is making progress. He has graduated to playing 2-on-2 basketball and done enough in individual workouts/drills for 76ers coach Brett Brown, while cautioning that Embiid has much more work to do, to admit “when you see glimpses of his skill package, you can’t help but say ‘wow.’..." April 08

  • Joel Embid working out, improving, targeting Summer League return

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has increased his level of activity while on the Sixers' three-game west coast trip as he continues to rehab from right foot surgery. At Sunday's shootaround, held at a high school gym in Los Angeles, a shirtless Embiid was at the far end of the court drenched in sweat. He was..." March 25

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    Dei Lynam @dlynamCSN

    Embiid had good doctor visit. Out of boot. Allowed to dunk. Increased time on court. 60 minutes straight #sixerstalk

  • Sixers unsure if dunk caused soreness in Joel Embiid's foot

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid is in a walking boot and seeing his doctor in Los Angeles Tuesday because he experiencing soreness in his surgically repair foot. His checkup was previously planned coach Brett Brown said, not scheduled after the now-famous between-the-legs dunk the rookie performed pregame last Friday..." March 11

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    Now being told Joel Embiid has experienced 'minor setback' with right foot. #Sixers

  • Embiid showing progress "It appears as if Joel Embiid is in much better shape than about five weeks ago when a report by Keith Pompey in The Inquirer stated that the 7-foot 76ers rookie weighed close to 300 pounds. At the time, we thought that report would be a great wakeup call to Embiid and apparently he has used it..." March 01

  • 76ers see Nerlens Noel as a center, which creates a Joel Embiid-sized problem

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk about the 76ers tanking to get high draft picks, they have just three of the 120 top-10 picks still in the NBA: Joel Embiid (No. 3 in 2014) Jason Richardson (No. 5 in 2001) Nerlens Noel (No. 6 in 2013) Richardson hasn’t played in years, and he’s clearly not in the 76ers’..." January 02

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    Tom Moore @tmoore76ers

    #Sixers Embiid shooting free throws, along with most of teammates.

  • Joel Embiid clears latest hurdle in rehab from broken foot

    CSN Philly "During training camp, Joel Embiid would sit on a chair inside the foul line and take shots or an assistant coach would throw him bounce passes on the low block, also while he was sitting. No matter the drill, Embiid had to be sitting. He had strict instructions to put zero weight on his..." December 10

  • Joel Embiid's younger brother dies

    CSN Philly "No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid was informed today that his younger brother Arthur has died. Embiid's brother lived in Cameroon. He died in Africa. No further details were immediately available. In a text from Embiid’s agent, Arn Tellem, “Joel is devastated.” Embiid was not at tonight's..." October 17

  • 76ers coach: Joel Embiid 'progressing fantastically'

    CSN Philly "Training camp begins Monday and the Sixers will begin it without a fully-ready Michael Carter-Williams. Sixers head coach Brett Brown shared his thoughts Thursday on a variety of topics for the fast approaching season, including a desire to play Nerlens Noel alongside Henry Sims in his starting..." September 26

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    Joel SHMURDA Embiid @JoelEmbiid

    Officially signed my NBA contract today... I'm BLESSED!!!! The American Dream "Coming to America"

  • 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

  • Injured NBA rookie passes time trolling everyone from LeBron to Rihanna

    New York Post "For most NBA rookies, the first few weeks after they’re selected in the draft fly by, filled with press conferences, summer league games and settling into their new homes. This year, however, there is one rookie who hasn’t had that experience. “I would say kind of boring,” 76ers center Joel..." August 07

  • Joel Embiid has gotten a lot bigger over the past 3 years

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's what Joel Embiid, standout Kansas big man and No. 3 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft, looks like today: And here, via Embiid's increasingly indispensable Twitter account, is what the Cameroonian prospect looked like way back in the long, long ago of..." August 05

  • Joel Embiid has moved on from Kim Kardashian, sets sights on Rihanna

    SB Nation "The wacky Twitter journey of injured Sixers rookie Joel Embiid carries forth. After failing to recruit LeBron James and failing to get Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs, he's moved on to a new Twitter project: failing to go on a date with Rihanna. Via the exclusive reporting of Joel Embiid..." July 22

  • Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart Sign With adidas

    SLAM Online "adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart. Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and..." July 15

  • Sixers expect Joel Embiid to miss 5-8 months

    Newark Star-Ledger "For the second year in a row the Sixers are taking a wait and see approach to their top selection in the NBA Draft. The Sixers of course chose Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft despite a stress fracture in his right foot one year after taking..." June 28

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    According to a source, multiple teams are trying to buy copies of Joel Embiid's medical records from the 5 teams that currently have them.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Philadelphia is still working on a final decision at No. 3, but Joel Embiid has a tremendous chance to be selected there,

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Joel Embiid's seriously in play for three spots in top part of lottery: 76ers (3), Celtics (6), Lakers (7), league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Joel Embiid tweets he is 'a Laker', then deletes it

    Newark Star-Ledger "The biggest mystery of the 2014 NBA Draft might have just been revealed a little early. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, Kansas center Joel Embiid sent out this tweet -- from a verified account -- seemingly giving away where he will end being drafted. Shortly after either realizing..." June 26

  • Source: Sixers receive Embiid's medical records

    CSN Philly "Who knows what is in Joel Embiid's medical records? According to's Chad Ford in a podcast with Bill Simmons posted Tuesday afternoon, only Cleveland and Milwaukee had been given Embiid's medical information. Later Tuesday afternoon, an NBA source confirmed to that the..." June 25

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    League source says Celts have talked to all five higher teams about trading up. But nothing imminent. Still preparing for picks 6 and 17.

  • Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry says team won't draft Joel Embiid

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry spoke at a press club and rotary club event on Monday morning, and discussed his team's draft plans, which no longer include Joel Embii. Embiid had surgery on his fractured foot on Friday, and he will be out of action for four to six months. It was..." June 23

  • Celtics Could Strike Gold with Embiid "The NBA Draft Lottery ruined any hope of the Celtics acquiring one of the star players in the Draft, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. That is, until Thursday. That’s the day news broke that Embiid, widely considered to be a heavy favorite for the top overall pick, had suffered..." June 22

  • Kings should steer clear of post-surgery Embiid

    Sacramento Bee "If you want to see NBA executives scrambling for their Sharpies and hastily revising their internal mock drafts? More sleep-deprived than usual? With the annual selection party less than a week away? Mention Joel Embiid. The Kansas center, who was projected as the No.1 overall pick before..." June 22

  • Joel Embiid to miss 4-6 months

    ESPN "Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects for next week's NBA draft, had two screws inserted into his foot during surgery Friday morning, and a source told's Andy Katz that he will need four to six months to fully recover. Embiid's agent, Arn Tellem, said in a statement that the former..." June 21

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Dr. Richard Ferkel says in statement he put 2 screws in Embiid's right foot today. Confident he'll play in NBA after "appropriate healing"

  • Magic are seeking information on Joel Embiid's injury

    Orlando Sentinel "As they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, the Orlando Magic are attempting to obtain as much data as possible about Joel Embiid’s right foot injury so they can make an informed decision if Embiid is available when the team picks fourth overall. The Magic currently don’t know any..." June 20