Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I’m the Best Defensive Player in the League’

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid says he’s the NBA’s top defensive player, “not to be cocky” or anything. Embiid’s massive block on a driving Damian Lillard punctuated the Sixers’ 101-81 win Wednesday night against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. The big fella lead Philly with a 28 points, 12 rebounds and..." November 23

  • Embiid says he's up to 81 percent health, shouts out Jalen Rose

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid is having an incredible run of fun and general career success over the last few weeks. He’s expanded his time on the floor, stayed healthy and hit a career-high in points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers. But he’s also got some wins in the social sphere, getting praise from Shaq..." November 22

  • Joel Embiid not afraid of retaliation for trash talk: 'I'm a big dude, and I'm African'

    CBS Sports "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is quickly developing into one of the best trash talkers in the NBA. He's exchanged words with Hassan Whiteside, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, to name a few, and most of the time it's seemingly been all in the spirit of good competition -- no hard..." November 22

  • Durant jokes that fear of Embiid's tweets sparked Warriors' comeback

    SLAM Online "Fighting back from a 22-point halftime deficit, the Warriors were able to defeat the Sixers 124-116 on Saturday. After the game, Kevin Durant quipped that the Warriors didn’t want to lose, especially because Joel Embiid would have “gone straight to twitter and start talkin’ shit.” " November 19

  • Steve Kerr on Joel Embiid: ‘What he did in LA was terrifying’

    Sportsnaut "Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors will take on an upstart Philadelphia 76ers team for the second time in a week Saturday night. Having already played Philadelphia, Kerr knows how good this young team is. While Golden State did come out on top last Saturday, the team saw first hand what..." November 18

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid makes NBA history, but says he's still only at '69 percent'

    CBS Sports "Not many players can say they've done something that no NBA player has ever done before. After Wednesday, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid can proudly make that claim. In a thoroughly dominating performance, Embiid finished with career-highs in points (46), assists (seven), blocks (seven),..." November 16

  • Joel Embiid Dominates Willie Reed: ‘I Don’t Know, What’s His Name?’

    CBS Philly "Many people hadn’t heard of Willie Reed until Monday night, including Joel Embiid. Embiid dominated the Clippers’ second-year backup center during a stretch in the second quarter. Eventually, it led to Reed’s WWE-style takedown of Embiid, resulting in a flagrant 1." November 14

  • Joel Embiid says he 'loves' Lonzo Ball despite social media trash talk

    ESPN "Joel Embiid wants to make one thing clear before his first appearance in Los Angeles this week: He "loves" Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. All that beef the Philadelphia 76ers star center seemed to have with Ball and his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, on social media is just trash talk as..." November 13

  • Sixers' Brett Brown thinks 'redshirt' year benefited Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid

    Philly.com "76ers point guard Ben Simmons plays like a four-year veteran – not the rookie he is. That same could be said last season about his teammate, Joel Embiid. Brett Brown has an idea why. “I think the fact that they sat out and got older and bigger and stronger and I think smarter, how could that..." November 09

  • Are Sixers overprotecting Joel Embiid? Opponent thinks so

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will be held out for rest against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, and it’s evoking quite the reaction from Jazz counterpart Rudy Gobert. Gobert said before the game that he believes the Sixers are overprotecting Embiid, per Eric Woodyard of The Deseret..." November 07

  • Joel Embiid To Miss Tuesday's Game Due To 'Load Management'

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers are resting Joel Embiid as they begin a West Coast road trip. Embiid has averaged 27.6 minutes and played in eight of nine games. The reason Embiid is sitting on Tuesday is due to "load management." " November 07

  • Joel Embiid Didn’t Buy Anything With $148 Million Extension

    SLAM Online "Joel Embiid inked a five-year, $148 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Sixers last month, but the big fella doesn’t feel a need to splurge. The fun-loving 23-year-old did buy his folks a new home prior to the new deal, however. The Sixers raised more than a few eyebrows after..." November 02

  • Joel Embiid Claims He No Longer Has A Minutes Restriction

    Uproxx "The Philadelphia 76ers have, understandably, proceeded with caution with their star big man Joel Embiid. After all, injuries limited him to just 31 games over the course of his first three years in the NBA. Entering this season, the organization planned to keep him on a pretty tight leash as well,..." November 02

  • Embiid: I want to spend career with 1 team like Kobe, Duncan, Dirk

    Clutch Points "Originally the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Joel Embiid has only appeared in 35 career games due to injury. However, when healthy, Embiid has quickly established himself as one of the league’s best big men. After signing a five-year, $146.5 million contract extension prior to the..." October 28

  • 76ers’ Joel Embiid: ‘I’m not made of glass’ after big-time tumble

    Sporting News "A collective gasp from Philadelphia was heard ‘round the world Wednesday night when 76ers big man Joel Embiid took a tumble over James Harden late in the fourth quarter against the Rockets. Though the 23-year-old sensation has dealt with numerous injuries in his young career, Embiid wants..." October 26

  • What does Joel Embiid do when he's bored at practice?

    CSN Philly "Just when you thought you saw it all from Joel Embiid against the Pistons, he expanded his offensive game the next day at practice. Embiid isn’t limited to just a basketball. He proved Tuesday he can score with an exercise ball as well. The afternoon after posting a monster 30 points in the..." October 25

  • Joel Embiid calls defensive chops of Andre Drummond into question

    ESPN "Joel Embiid said he was well-prepared for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond -- trash talk and all. But Drummond didn't see Monday night's wake-up call coming, according to his Philadelphia 76ers counterpart. Embiid dominated the six-year veteran, scoring 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting..." October 24

  • Joel Embiid Doesn't Feel Like NBA Player Because He Doesn't Play Back-to-Backs

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been outspoken recently regarding minutes restrictions and the team's conservative plan to keep him healthy, and he admitted frustration Friday when he disclosed he hasn't yet been cleared to play in back-to-backs. "I just want to feel like an NBA..." October 20

  • In first chance to stick to Joel Embiid's minutes restriction, Sixers go for the win

    CBS Sports "Two days after 76ers coach Brett Brown told the Philadelphia Enquirer that Joel Embiid's minutes, for at least the early part of the season, would likely be limited to "somewhere in the teens," the prized Philadelphia big man promptly logged almost 27 minutes in a 120-115 season-opening loss to..." October 19

  • Joel Embiid to start season opener

    Fanrag Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers will open their 2017-18 season Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, and with “The Process” resulting in the team stockpiling young talent there’s some optimism in the City of Brotherly Love. One of those key young options is center Joel Embiid, who has only..." October 18

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid profanely expresses his frustration at early minutes restriction

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are planning to play it safe with their franchise center Joel Embiid at the start of the season. Makes sense given his lengthy injury history and recent knee surgery that he is still working his way back from. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown told reporters on Monday that..." October 17

  • Bummer for Joel Embiid: Brett Brown expects his minutes to be 'in the teens' early

    Philly.com "The extent of Joel Embiid’s availability is perhaps the biggest 76ers storyline entering the regular season. It was obvious that as of Monday afternoon the Sixers hadn’t discussed a minutes restriction with their franchise center. That’s when Brett Brown was asked how many minutes a game Embiid..." October 16

  • Hassan Whiteside Says Trash Talk With Joel Embiid ‘All Fun’

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Battling Joel Embiid in the post is one thing. Battling Embiid on social media? All in good fun, Hassan Whiteside said Sunday. Two days after the two first went back and forth on the court in the Miami Heat's exhibition loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Kansas City, with Embiid gesturing to the..." October 16

  • Hassan Whiteside, Joel Embiid go at it on Twitter

    The Sports Daily "It may have only been an exhibition matchup, but Friday night’s game between the Sixers and Heat showed that Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside are already in midseason form. Embiid and Whiteside battled it out on the court from the moment the game tipped off, which was evidenced by the Heat..." October 14

  • Joel Embiid shows the Nets what they’re missing in their rebuild

    New York Post "The Nets’ rebuilding was always going to be near-impossible because they lack their own draft picks, presumably franchise-changing lottery ones to get a transformational player. In the Nets’ 133-114 preseason-ending loss to the Sixers on Wednesday, Joel Embiid reminded them just how pivotal a..." October 12

  • 76ers Have Limited Protections In Contract With Joel Embiid

    Real GM Basketball "The five-year, $146.5 million contract of Joel Embiid with the Philadelphia 76ers is essentially guaranteed unless he suffers a catastrophic injury. The current figure is based upon the NBA's latest cap projections for the 18-19 season. Across each of the final four seasons of the extension,..." October 11

  • Sixers, Joel Embiid Have Agreed To A Five-Year Max Extension

    Uproxx "The Philadelphia 76ers are putting their money where their process is. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are giving their young, budding superstar center Joel Embiid a max contract extension that will keep him if Philly for six more years, including the 2017-18 season he’s already..." October 10

  • Joel Embiid dominates full-court Sixers scrimmage, but team remains cautious

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid has no intention of waiting for the regular season to play in a game. He wants to play preseason basketball. Period. Alas, he is at the mercy of an overly cautious Sixers medical staff. “I trust them, but at the same time, I have a voice, too,” Embiid said Thursday. “I think they..." October 06

  • Sixers say Embiid will be back to 'old Joel'

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid could be moving closer to playing for the 76ers. Sixers forward Robert Covington said his teammate “looked good” in Friday’s half-court, five-on-five scrimmage. While it wasn’t full court, this marked the first time Embiid went five-on-five in over sixth months. Embiid played in..." September 30

  • Ben Simmons says he's 'ready to go'; Joel Embiid shooting for opener

    ESPN "Ben Simmons said Monday at the Philadelphia 76ers' media day that his foot is "100 percent" and he is ready to become a leader this season. Simmons missed last season with a broken right foot but said Monday he's "ready to go" with no restrictions. He said the year off "was frustrating to..." September 25

  • Colangelo 'cautiously optimistic' Embiid extension will get done

    Sportsnaut "As the upstart Philadelphia 76ers prepare to start training camp, there’s a ton of excitement surrounding the team. Sure Ben Simmons returning to full health and the selection of Markelle Fultz helps with this excitement. But coming off an injury-plagued and equally impressive 2016-17 campaign,..." September 20

  • Social Media All-Star Joel Embiid Trolls KD Ghost Twitter Account

    Black Sports Online "Joel Embiid has had his share of bad fortune on the hardwood but he’s top five all-time when it comes to social media trolling. As the Twitter world dug deeper into KD’s rumored ghost account after the forward accidentally used his verified account to send out slanderous OKC tweets, Embiid did..." September 19

  • Will Philadelphia extend Joel Embiid? If so, at what price?

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers are in a difficult spot. When you have a franchise cornerstone, potential superstar player it’s a no brainer to lock him up and give him a max contract extension off his rookie deal. But what if that potential superstar has played just 31 games in three seasons due to..." September 04

  • Dikembe Mutombo: Joel Embiid is ‘like my son’

    Larry Brown Sports "The kinship of Philadelphia 76ers big men runs rather deep. Retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo told Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday that he sees star Sixers center Joel Embiid like a son and prays daily for the 23-year-old and his healing. Mutombo presumably sees a lot of..." August 17

  • J.J. Redick says a surprise drill with Joel Embiid and Brett Brown at 1 a.m. convinced him to sign with the 76ers

    Business Insider "The moment J.J. Redick knew he wanted to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers came at 1 a.m. on the first day of free agency. After five years with the Los Angeles Clippers, Redick knew he'd be looking for a new team in a new city, but wasn't sure exactly where. The 76ers, with a roster stacked..." August 03

  • Mutombo: Embiid could be better than me, except at shot-blocking

    The Undefeated "A busy Dikembe Mutombo, with his 7-foot-2 frame, tried to get comfortable in a chair on Tuesday evening before pulling three cellphones out of his sweat jacket pockets. Two are the Hall of Famer’s personal phones and one is from the NBA in his role as ambassador for the league. Considering..." August 02

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid still not cleared for full basketball activity

    Newark Star-Ledger "Excitement around the 2017-18 Sixers is palpable in Philadelphia. Of course, any enthusiasm around this rising team comes with one major caveat: Health. In the case of Joel Embiid, the former No. 3 overall pick has only played 31 total games in three seasons. While those games set the..." August 02

  • Joel Embiid: I'd Wear Big Baller Shoes ... For $1 Billion!

    TMZ "Joel Embiid just offered an olive branch to LaVar Ball ... but peace comes with three commas. With the war raging between Embiid and Lonzo Ball's dad, we asked the Philadelphia 76ers star if there was ANY way he'd ever rock a pair of ZO2s on the hardwood this season. There is one way --..." July 23

  • LaVar Ball continues feud with Joel Embiid: 'Like I said, his vocabulary is limited'

    CBS Sports "The NBA's longest-running offseason feud has a new chapter, as LaVar Ball has responded to the news of Joel Embiid being fined $10K for saying "f--- LaVar Ball" in a social media video. Embiid did not regret the comments, saying a few days afterward, "I think most people have been wanting to..." July 16

  • Joel Embiid Says He's Glad He Went After LaVar Ball in Instagram Comments

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid doesn't have any regrets about going after LaVar Ball. Shortly after the NBA announced it had fined the Philadelphia 76ers center $10,000 for saying "F--k LaVar Ball" on Instagram, Embiid told the Variety Sports and Entertainment Panel on Thursday he was "glad" he voiced his opinion..." July 14

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I want to win a championship next year’

    Sportsnaut "Joel Embiid doesn’t want to spend another June in the lottery. In June of 2018, the Philadelphia 76ers big man wants to be hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. That’s certainly a lofty goal. Of course, staying on the floor will be important. Embiid was drafted in 2014, but missed all of his..." July 13

  • Joel Embiid misinterprets, takes issue with ESPN graphic

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid got a little bit confused by an ESPN graphic on Saturday. The always outspoken big man spotted an ESPN graphic displayed during a summer league telecast that he thought meant he had yet to play a single NBA game, and called out the network..." July 09

  • Joel Embiid Fined $10,000 By NBA For Inappropriate Language On Social Media

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for using inappropriate language on social media. Embiid used said "F--k LaVar Ball" while on Instagram live." July 08

  • LaVar Ball Rips Joel Embiid After Profane Comments, Says He 'Only Knows 3 Words'

    Bleacher Report "The verbal sparring between LaVar Ball and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid continued Friday with Ball questioning the promising big man's intelligence. When asked by TMZ Sports about Embiid recently saying, "F--k LaVar Ball," on Instagram live, the Ball family patriarch fired back: "The..." July 07

  • Joel Embiid 'F**k LaVar Ball'

    TMZ ""F**k LaVar Ball" -- Joel Embiid. That's exactly what the Philly 76ers star proclaimed on Instagram Live Tuesday ... just a few days after the Big Baller said Sixers players should stay off Twitter and get in the gym. ICYMI -- Embiid and fellow Process Truster Ben Simmons tweeted their..." July 05

  • LaVar Ball Tells Embiid & Simmons to Get Their Asses Off Twitter & In The Gym; Takes Small Shot at Fultz & Midgets

    12 Up "Don't start what you can't finish. Those are powerful words to live by, just ask LaVar Ball. As we've quickly come to learn, when LaVar talks trash, he is not going to back down. LaVar did plenty of talking about how he believed his son, Lonzo, will bring the Lakers back to prominence while..." July 03

  • Joel Embiid Should Have Been Rookie of the Year, But It's Just Philadelphia's Latest Loss

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid played a very short season, appearing in just 35 games before he was finally shut down because of knee issues that would eventually lead to another surgery. Still, this dude averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.5 steals. Philadelphia was 13-18 (.419) in the 31 games he..." June 27

  • ESPN Called Out Joel Embiid For Having More Tweets Than Minutes Played After He Trolled LaVar Ball

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid has had plenty of fun online this summer, but it’s clear some people are getting a bit tired of the act. Even ESPN pointed out how active The Process is compared to his output on the court. Embiid used social media to encourage the Philadelphia 76ers to trade for the top pick in the..." June 24

  • Sixers 'focused on' Joel Embiid contract extension

    Bucks County Courier Times "Signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the 76ers' offseason priorities, according to managing owner Josh Harris. Following Friday's news conference to introduce the Sixers' four picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft, Harris said the organization is "focused on it." "Look, I'd..." June 24

  • Brett Brown hints Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons may start season on minutes limit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers will have to keep trusting the healing process as well. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Sixers head coach Brett Brown was asked if frontcourt duo Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons would be able to start the season without a minutes restriction. “I think it’s ambitious,”..." June 23

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