Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid Vows He’ll ‘Be A Nightmare’ For The Heat The Rest Of The Series

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid was heated during his first career playoff game. He often took out his frustrations on his new mask, tossing it to the ground when he was fouled or when he didn’t like the feel of his facial protection. He took it out on Justise Winslow and the Miami Heat as well, shoving him to the..." April 20

  • Report: 'Forceful Blow' Could Permanently Damage Embiid's vision

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers' cautious approach with center Joel Embiid may be warranted in the wake of a report regarding his orbital bone fracture. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a source said a "forceful blow" to Embiid's orbital bone could cause permanent damage to the..." April 19

  • Joel Embiid officially listed as doubtful for Game 3 vs. Heat

    ESPN "All Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. The series is tied, 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games. The 24-year-old has been sidelined since March 28 due to broken orbital bone and concussion. He..." April 18

  • No word on Joel Embiid's status for Game 3 "Another day, another Joel Embiid update. The 76ers lost to the Miami Heat, 113-103, Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. It marked the 10th consecutive game that Embiid has been sidelined since fracturing the orbital bone near his left eye..." April 17

  • 76ers coach Brown on Embiid's profane postgame post: 'I respect his frustration'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown knows that All-Star center Joel Embiid is far from thrilled with being sidelined through the first two games of their first-round series against the Miami Heat. So, even though Brown appeared to be unaware of a profane Instagram post published by Embiid..." April 17

  • Joel Embiid 'tired of being babied' as 76ers lose

    ESPN "All-Star center Joel Embiid took to social media to express his frustration over sitting out of the Philadelphia 76ers' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat due to injury. "F---ing sick and tired of being babied," Embiid wrote on his Instagram account. Embiid has been sidelined since March 28 after..." April 17

  • Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Out for Game 2 vs. Heat with Injury

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid cleared concussion protocol Sunday, but he will miss Game 2 of Philly's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Monday, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Embiid is recovering from a fractured orbital bone, and he will likely be forced to..." April 15

  • 76ers' Embiid: 'Pretty good chance' I'll play in Game 2 or 3 "The Philadelphia 76ers could have their best player back in the NBA Playoffs as soon as Monday. Joel Embiid told reporters that "there's a pretty good chance" he could play in Game 2 or Game 3 of the Sixers' first-round series against Miami. Game 2 is on Monday, while Game 3 would not be until..." April 15

  • Joel Embiid Won’t Play In Game 1 Against The Heat Unless ‘Something Remarkable Happens’

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid’s status for Game 1 against the Miami Heat has been in doubt for some time but, on Friday morning, the most definitive information to date came to light. In speaking with the Dan Patrick Show, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said the following when prompted about Embiid’s..." April 13

  • Joel Embiid unlikely to be ready for Game 1 of playoffs

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If you're thinking Joel Embiid could be available for Game 1 of the playoffs, don't get your hopes up. As a guest Tuesday on the Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic, Brett Brown said there's a "less than 50 percent chance" the Sixers' big man will be able to play when the NBA playoffs..." April 11

  • Joel Embiid Gave A Glimpse At A Potential Mask For The Postseason

    Dime Magazine "The Philadelphia 76ers are scorching hot, to the point where the team has not lost a basketball game since mid-March. However, full-fledged optimism is tempered to some degree by the absence of Joel Embiid, who remains sidelined as a result of orbital surgery. While all eyes are focused on..." April 11

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid starts light, non-contact conditioning "Joel Embiid was cleared to begin light, non-contact cardiovascular exercise this weekend. The 76ers center still has several steps to complete in the NBA concussion protocol before resuming all-out activities. Saturday was a good start, as Embiid worked out symptom-free on an exercise bike at..." April 09

  • Joel Embiid wants to return for Game 1 of playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The man who calls himself The Process does not want to miss out on the Philadelphia 76ers’ return to playoff action. Joel Embiid is sidelined with a fractured orbital bone and has no set timetable for his return, but the Philadelphia center made clear that he would love to be back on the court..." April 07

  • Embiid Cleared of Concussion by Independent Doctor

    The Sports Post "With four games left in the NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers are 48-30 as the playoff looms. Not only that, but they are just a half-game behind Cleveland for third out east. And while they are on a 12-game winning streak, Joel Embiid is still out indefinitely. However, the latest tests results..." April 07

  • Joel Embiid making progress, still no timetable on return

    Sporting News "Doctors are pleased with how Joel Embiid is progressing in his recovery from a fractured orbital bone in his left eye, the team announced Friday. Embiid also was cleared by an independent neurologist in the concussion protocol which is his first step to getting cleared to play. He must now pass..." April 06

  • Joel Embiid back to shooting his shot with Rihanna

    Larry Brown Sports "There seems to be new life again for the greatest power couple that never was. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid chose to rekindle his interest in singing superstar Rihanna on Saturday, tweeting at her to ask if she was single. For what it’s worth though, Embiid just sustained an orbital..." April 01

  • Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid undergoes surgery for fractured orbital bone "Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid underwent successful surgery to address a fractured orbital bone in his left eye, the team released in a statement. The 76ers said there is no timetable for his recovery and he will return when it is safe and medically cleared. He will have a..." March 31

  • Joel Embiid May Only Miss 1 Playoff Game with Eye Injury

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid reportedly may only miss one playoff game after suffering an orbital fracture Wednesday night in a 118-101 victory over the New York Knicks. On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported there's "hope" within the Sixers organization Embiid can return to..." March 31

  • Brett Brown: Joel Embiid's status will be better known after surgery

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Friday that he doesn't have any sense of how long Joel Embiid will be out with an orbital fracture around his left eye. Embiid will have surgery after the swelling goes down, Brown said. The All-Star center also has a concussion; he suffered both..." March 30

  • Sixers Fans Are Concerned About an Injured Joel Embiid Returning for First Round of Playoffs

    Complex "Things were going so well for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers were on an eight-game winning streak, and at 44-30, they were breathing down the neck of the third-place Cleveland Cavaliers, who were clinging to a half-game lead. Then, Joel Embiid collided with Markelle Fultz’s shoulder and..." March 30

  • Embiid to undergo surgery to address orbital fracture

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid is set to undergo another surgery. The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Thursday night that Embiid will need surgery to address an orbital fracture he suffered during the team's win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. As of now there is no timetable for his return. " March 29

  • Joel Embiid won’t travel with 76ers

    Fanrag Sports "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid will not travel with the team on their two-game road trip after suffering a facial contusion during a win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday evening, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Embiid sustained the injury as a result of a..." March 29

  • Embiid Instagrams from hospital with ominous caption: 'Not good'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid left Wednesday night's game with a head injury after colliding with teammate Markelle Fultz. And while the team's initial diagnosis was a facial contusion, no structural damage, and no concussion, Embiid's own assessment from the hospital" March 29

  • Joel Embiid Suffered A ‘Facial Contusion’ After Taking A Shoulder To The Head From Markelle Fultz

    Dime Magazine "The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having won seven straight games behind the strong play of their young stars. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric have all been excellent for Philadelphia down the stretch, and they just got Markelle Fultz back in the lineup for the..." March 29

  • Joel Embiid wants to play every game the rest of the way

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Sixers have been looking for ways to get Joel Embiid rest before the postseason. The most obvious solution would be sitting him for an entire game. Except Embiid has no interest in doing that. “I’m playing in every game,” Embiid said following his 59th appearance of the season. The..." March 23

  • Is something wrong with Joel Embiid's left wrist? "The 76ers have taken hits for their lack of transparency. And Thursday morning’s shootaround at Asphalt Green might be a reason for more. Or maybe center Joel Embiid just didn’t tell anyone why his left wrist was taped up . The all-star obviously knows why. However, he did not speak to the..." March 15

  • Myles Turner Thinks Joel Embiid Flops, And It’s Getting ‘Annoying’

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid and Myles Turner are two of the best young centers in the NBA. Embiid is turning into one of the league’s biggest stars, while Turner has been churning away in Indiana, putting forth a really productive season for a Pacers squad that currently sits in third place in the Eastern..." March 14

  • Hassan Whiteside Accidentally Hit Himself In The Face After Getting Tied Up With Joel Embiid

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this season, Hassan Whiteside said he and Joel Embiid are done battling off the court, but they reignited their on-court rivalry on Thursday night. The two bigs got into it once more in Thursday’s Heat-Sixers game, with on-court contact leading to a bit of jawing after a battle inside...." March 09

  • Why Sixers might not want Joel Embiid to be named to All-NBA 1st team

    Newark Star-Ledger "Every game Joel Embiid adds onto the number, increasing the career-high. Embiid told this week that he had anticipated playing in just 45-50 games for the Sixers this season. Before the season, Vegas had Embiid's over/under of games played at 55 1/2. Well, on Sunday Embiid..." March 08

  • Should Joel Embiid shoot more 3s? His coach thinks so

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Brett Brown wants his 7-foot-2 center shooting more three-pointers. Yes, the Sixers coach would prefer to see Joel Embiid, the man who leads the league with 10.1 post-up points per game, launching more from deep. “I really want him to shoot six to eight threes per game,” Brown said after the..." March 05

  • Joel Embiid already recruiting Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Sportsnaut "Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t be a free agent until the summer of 2021, but Joel Embiid is already laying the groundwork for bringing the Milwaukee Bucks star to the Philadelphia 76ers. According to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Antetokounmpo said he spoke with Embiid during..." February 22

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid: 'We want home-court advantage' in first round "Joel Embiid is determined to do more than just make the NBA playoffs. The center wants the Sixers to be a top-4 seed in the Eastern Conference. “I think right now, we are two or three games out of the fourth seed,” Embiid said. “Now, we want home-court advantage.” The top four seeds in the..." February 20

  • Joel Embiid Expects Ben Simmons To Be An All-Star Next Season

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid predicted that his Sixers teammate Ben Simmons will join him as an All-Star next season. After dropping 19 points in his first All-Star game, Embiid said the Process is coming along nicely in Philly." February 20

  • Joel Embiid has interesting strategy to win All-Star MVP

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid will be starting in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game for “Team Stephen.” He’ll share a starting lineup with distance shooters like Stephen Curry and James Harden. But that may not keep the Philadelphia 76ers center from attempting plenty of deep shots on his own. Embiid was asked how he..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid is already an all-star starter. His next goal: Becoming the NBA’s best player.

    Washington Post "No one would accuse Joel Embiid of lacking confidence. The only things that can actually match Embiid’s outsized personality are his massive, 7-foot-2 frame and ridiculously diverse skill set. That combination has made him one of the NBA’s most popular players over the past two seasons, and one of..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid Says That His Best Pickup Line Is 'Who Wants to Sex The Process?'

    Complex "For those of you guys out there that just spent (another) Valentine's Day alone, never fear because Joel Embiid has a pickup line that, now that I think about it, it actually only makes sense when he uses it. Sorry. For those of you who think Embiid's method sounds familiar, it's probably..." February 17

  • Life is sweeter for NBA All-Star Joel Embiid, who is happy to put 'bust' label to rest

    CBS Sports "It's a testament to the meteoric rise of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid over the past two years that the transcendent 23-year-old is the first player since Anthony Davis in 2014 to be on the roster for both the All-Star Game and the Rising Stars Challenge during the same season. And yet..." February 16

  • What does Sixers' Joel Embiid think about Markelle Fultz's situation?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The hullabaloo surrounding Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz is never-ending. Monday morning, a couple of detailed stories were published about the strange situation surrounding Fultz, his altered shot and the Sixers handling of the situation. We've covered the saga at length since last..." February 13

  • 'Dramatic' Embiid insists he's fine after injury concern

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Embiid feels OK. The Sixers' big man wants everyone to know he was not in pain after falling and leaving the court during the fourth quarter of the Sixers' 112-98 win over the Clippers Saturday (see observations). “My hand got tangled inside my leg as I was reaching for the ball,”..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid says body feels 'fine' after first back-to-back of season

    ESPN "The Philadelphia 76ers didn't get the win Saturday night, but they did have something small to celebrate as star Joel Embiid played in both games of a back-to-back for the first time in his career. Embiid finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the team's 100-92 road loss to the Indiana..." February 04

  • Embiid to play 1st NBA back-to-back, then jet off to Super Bowl

    ABC News "Joel Embiid opened his first set of back-to-back games since he was drafted third overall in 2014 on Friday night, against the backdrop of Philly's Super Bowl bash.? And after Philadelphia's game in Indiana on Saturday, he and a few of his teammates are joining Eagles nation in Minneapolis for..." February 03

  • Joel Embiid’s Back-To-Back Debut Postponed

    Hoops Rumors "Embiid won’t play on Monday night after all, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, who tweets that the Sixers are playing it safe due to the “heavy loading” in Sunday’s game. The current plan is for Embiid to play both halves of the team’s back-to-back on Friday and Saturday..." January 29

  • Joel Embiid To Play On Back-To-Back Nights For First Time In Career

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid will play on consecutive nights for the first time in his NBA career. Embiid and the 76ers lost 122-112 to the Thunder on Sunday and will play on Monday at Milwaukee. “I just got told I was available,” Embiid said before Sunday’s game. “I think it’s depending on how I feel after..." January 29

  • Joel Embiid fans bombard Rihanna after his All-Star nod

    Larry Brown Sports "NBA fans have good memories, and they are here to remind Rihanna of what she owes Joel Embiid. You may recall that when Embiid was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014, he says he was told by a famous woman to come back to her when he had achieved All-Star status in the NBA rather than..." January 19

  • 76ers center Joel Embiid hoping to soon play back-to-backs

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid has developed into one of the most dominant post players in the NBA. The only thing stopping him is his health. A bad back has caused Embiid to miss nine games this season, and he's yet to play in back-to-back sets. But despite Philadelphia's cautious approach, Embiid is averaging a..." January 18

  • Joel Embiid gets physical with Eagles fan during tailgate

    Snip Daily "No, not that kind of physical. We figure that happens when Joel Embiid swipes into some love lady’s DMs. But the Philadelphia 76ers star was seen taking in the Eagles’ tailgate prior to their divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. More than that, Embiid was out there..." January 14

  • Brett Brown says there’s no timeline on playing Joel Embiid on consecutive nights

    Clutch Points "In his second full season, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has continued to show much promise in his play on the court. However, he has yet to play in any back-to-back sets through the first half of the season. According to Keith Pompey of The Inquirer, head coach Brett Brown has..." January 14

  • X-ray on Joel Embiid's hand negative, 'just a sprain,' he says

    ESPN "An X-ray on the right hand of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was negative after he took a hard fall in Sunday night's game against the Phoenix Suns. Embiid said after the game that the injury appears to be "just a sprain" and that he thinks he'll be fine. "They said it wasn't broken...." January 01

  • Jusuf Nurkic: Joel Embiid ‘tries to be more famous than a player’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joel Embiid is good, braggadocios and active on social media. He knows that rubs some people the wrong way. Like Jusuf Nurkic, who spoke up after his Trail Blazers beat Embiid’s 76ers last night. Nurkic: He tries to be more famous than a player. I respect him. He’s a good player...." December 29

  • Joel Embiid injury update: Sixers' big man expected to play on Christmas vs. Knicks

    CBS Sports "Injury prone big man Joel Embiid has been fairly healthy this season, which has been good news for the Philadelphia 76ers. With Embiid on the court, the team is 13-11, but when he sits, they're a putrid 1-7. Thus, his recent struggles with back problems -- he's missed five of the Sixers' past..." December 24