Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid jokes that Ben Simmons will get deported after anti-Trump tweet

    NESN "We’re not sure if Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can make the Philadelphia 76ers great again, but they at least won Twitter on Wednesday night. Like many of you, the 76ers teammates were following the third and final presidential debate Wednesday. At some point, Simmons apparently had enough of..." October 20

  • Joel Embiid-Jahlil Okafor pairing the same old problem

    Today's Fastbreak "Ever since June 25, 2015, the Philadelphia 76ers have been stuck in an infinite loop. In computing, an infinite loop is when a computer program repeats indefinitely because the coding lacks a functional exit. Well, ever since the Sixers drafted Jahlil Okafor with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015..." October 19

  • Sixers now considering playing Joel Embiid in back-to-backs

    Larry Brown Sports "Slowly but surely, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continues to inch towards a full workload. Sixers head coach Brett Brown said on Saturday that the team is now considering playing Embiid in back-to-back games, but a final determination still has yet to be made, per Jessica Camerato of..." October 16

  • Joel Embiid Continues To Own Social Media By Trash Talking Chandler Parsons On Instagram

    Uproxx "After a couple of impressive performances (in limited minutes) this preseason, Joel Embiid might be the early favorite to take home Rookie of the Year honors (if he can manage to log enough minutes). He’s also our runaway favorite to win the NBA’s unofficial social media awards for having..." October 11

  • Sixers to Increase Joel Embiid's Minutes Leading Up to Regular Season

    CSN Philly "Expect to see more of Joel Embiid. As the regular season approaches, Brett Brown will begin increasing Embiid’s playing time for opening night. “We’re playing it out,” Brown said after practice Monday. “I feel the numbers that we’ve thrown around are 20, 24. That’s where it is at the moment,..." October 11

  • 76ers hope Embiid will be ready to play 20-24 minutes by opening night

    CBS Sports "Sixers coach Brett Brown said Monday that he wants Embiid to play between 20 and 24 minutes by opening night, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Embiid has been held to a 12-minute restriction thus far in the preseason, but the expectation is that number will gradually increase..." October 10

  • Despite Minutes Restriction, Joel Embiid Getting Valuable Experience

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has been under a 12-minute restriction, but that doesn’t mean he has been limited in competition. In his first two NBA games, Embiid has started against four-time All-Star Al Horford and Marcin Gortat. During those contests, he also was matched up with reserves Amir Johnson and Ian..." October 09

  • Brown: Embiid to be Sixers' offensive 'focal point', has 'it' like Tim Duncan

    CSN Philly "Brett Brown already had envisioned Joel Embiid as the “crown jewel” of the Sixers' defense. With his towering 7-foot-2 frame, Brown saw him as a force protecting the basket. The same goes on the other end, too. “I think that he is going to be the focal point both offensively and..." October 09

  • Andrew Wiggins says his No. 1 poster target is Joel Embiid

    CBS Sports "Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid played together in college, which, even with Wiggins' relative struggles in Bill Self's system and Embiid's injuries, is just a crazy amount of talent on one team. Now that Embiid has finally taken the floor for the Sixers, they'll finally be competing against one..." October 08

  • Joel Embiid wants Sixers PA guy to introduce him as ‘The Process’

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is the most resplendent human being to ever step foot on a basketball court, and here’s our latest proof of that much. According to John Smallwood of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Embiid recently asked Sixers PA announcer Matt Cord to include a new middle name..." October 07

  • Embiid shows plenty of rust in 76ers scrimmage "The last time Joel Embiid played in a game was as a Kansas freshman on March 1, 2014, at Oklahoma State University. That quickly became obvious Wednesday during the 76ers' end-of-practice scrimmage at Stockton University. At times, Embiid had a tough time with his footwork, finding his..." September 29

  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas reportedly mentoring Joel Embiid at Sixers training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "If there’s one big man who knows a thing or two about going on to a long, productive career despite being hampered by foot issues early on, it’s retired NBA great Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Now he’s looking to pass along some of that knowledge over to Sixers big man Joel Embiid. According to Keith..." September 27

  • Joel Embiid will have minutes restriction, unlikely for back-to-backs "Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three - minus the tanking. "The difference is everybody..." September 18

  • Brett Brown: Sixers need Joel Embiid to be 'crown jewel' of defense

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has yet to make his NBA debut, but after two years of watching him rehab from foot injuries and develop on the court, Brett Brown has a clear picture of the big man’s role on the Sixers. “He needs to be the crown jewel, the centerpiece to our defense,” Brown said Thursday at his..." September 17

  • Adidas Endorser Joel Embiid Says, "Don't Play Ball in Yeezys"

    Sole Collector "The adidas Yeezy Boost line isn't made for playing basketball, but that hasn't stopped NBA players from lacing up the sneakers for games here and there. Adidas endorser Joel Embiid doesn't approve, having discovered the hard way how unsuitable they are for that sort of activity. The 76ers..." August 31

  • 76ers' Ben Simmons says he and Joel Embiid are "like brothers" off court

    Metro "If their relationship on the court is anything like it is off, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid could be something special together for the Sixers. The duo’s budding friendship has been well-documented on social media over the past few weeks. During the team’s 17th annual Beach Bash at Jack’s Place..." August 29

  • Joel Embiid Declares Himself Healthy

    Hoops Rumors "Joel Embiid is ready to get on the court for the Sixers and the big man is optimistic about his progress, as he tells Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel 100 percent and ready to get started, my summer has been great,” said Embiid, who was making his first public remarks on his..." August 27

  • 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