Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Joel Embiid can’t resist torching Knicks over Porzingis drama

    New York Post "Joel Embiid apparently heard Phil Jackson and the Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, so he made his own personal pitch Wednesday night for the 7-foot-3 big man to join the 76ers. The 7-foot 76ers center, the embodiment of “The Process,” took a dig at Phil Jackson in the..." June 22

  • Bucks owner takes shot at Sixers' 'process,' gets shut down by Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid continued his social media dominance when he made a swift, but blunt response to Bucks owner Wes Edens Monday night. At a press conference introducing new Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst, Edens threw some shade at the Sixers, saying rather than talking about "the process" he..." June 20

  • Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons won't play in summer league

    ESPN "Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons -- cornerstones of the Philadelphia 76ers' yearslong rebuild -- will not participate in summer league play this year, team president Bryan Colangelo told reporters Monday. The players could instead use the summer to focus on their health. Embiid played in 31 games in..." June 05

  • Joel Embiid to represent Sixers in NBA draft lottery

    CSN Philly "The 76ers are putting their ping-pong balls in the hands of Joel Embiid. Embiid, the team announced Tuesday afternoon, will represent the Sixers at this year's NBA draft lottery, held next Tuesday in New York. The Sixers finished with the fourth-worst record in the league, meaning they'd..." May 10

  • Joel Embiid Rookie of the Year? 'I Like My Chances!'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid seems pretty confident he'll lock up NBA Rookie of the Year -- telling TMZ Sports he's got a pretty good shot of taking the award over guys like Dario Saric and Malcolm Brogdon. Of course, Embiid had a stellar first 31 games, before an injury ended his season. But the way Saric and..." April 14

  • Joel Embiid: Torn meniscus, that needed surgery, wasn't as bad as first thought

    CSN Philly "The Sixers' season ended with a loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night and Joel Embiid, of course, wasn't on the court. The big man and Rookie of the Year candidate hasn't played since late January because of a pair of left knee injuries. The more serious of the two was a torn meniscus that..." April 13