Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Embiid, Sixers liked Qatar so much 'we went back'

    Courier-Post "Joel Embiid is back in Qatar getting treatment on his twice surgically repaired right foot. Sixers coach Brett Brown confirmed that Embiid returned to Aspetar, which bills itself as "the world's leading specialized orthopedic and sports medicine hospital," prior to Sunday night's game against..." March 21

  • Embiid returns to Qatar for more rehab "Joel Embiid is back in Qatar. This time, the 76ers center has some team personnel with him. Embiid left Philadelphia this week and will spend the next several weeks at Aspetar, an orthopedic and sports medicine hospital located in Doha, Qatar. He had a lot of success there, and the team wanted..." March 20

  • Joel Embiid will return slowly - if at all - next season "A lot of hype surrounding the 76ers' 2016-17 season involves Joel Embiid. That's when the 7-foot-2 center is scheduled to make his debut after being sidelined this season and last season following surgeries to his right foot. But . . . "I think everybody also must understand that . . ...." March 15

  • Trusting the process: the Sixers' plan to get Joel Embiid healthy

    ESPN "The most captivating pregame show that doesn't star Stephen Curry can be found in Philadelphia. In early March, about an hour before tipoff against the Miami Heat, Joel Embiid is working up a sweat with 76ers' strength and conditioning coach Todd Wright. Hundreds of Sixers fans stand in the..." March 10

  • Joel Embiid Working On Next Phase Of Rehab In Qatar

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid travelled to Doha, Qatar over the All-Star break consulting and rehabilitating his twice surgically repaired right foot. Embiid is at Aspetar, which is described as "the world's leading specialized orthopedic and sports medicine hospital." Embiid is expected to remain there for a..." February 18

  • Joel Embiid Changing Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Injured former No. 3 overall pick Joel Embiid is expected to sign with Leon Rose of the Creative Artists Agency, sources told Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, after parting ways with the Wasserman Media Group, as Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and the Cleveland Plain..." January 13

  • Brown: Joel Embiid headed in 'really positive direction'

    CSN Philly "As Brett Brown addressed the media following Sixers practice on Tuesday, shot after shot fell in the background. Joel Embiid took the court and knocked down long-range jumpers, swishing many of them as they glided through the basket. “I think we all sort of can dream a little bit when you look..." January 13

  • Sixers' Brown on Embiid: 'Night and day' improvement over last year

    The Score "As the Philadelphia 76ers flounder, it appears there is some good news regarding Joel Embiid. While the 2014 first-round pick has yet to ramp up his activity level in practice, Embiid continues to shoot without a walking boot - while apparently demonstrating a far better outlook. "Mentally,..." December 21

  • Report: Joel Embiid taking rehab seriously now

    Pro Basketball Talk "When word came down this summer that the Sixers’ Joel Embiid needed a second foot surgery and would miss another NBA season, there also came a report that Embiid was not wearing his walking boot enough, was putting on weight, had fought with Sixers training staff (he had been sent home from a road..." November 24

  • 76ers Exposing Joel Embiid To Ilgauskas' Success Story

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers have again asked Zydrunas Ilgauskas to meet with Joel Embiid. Ilgauskas was able to overcome the foot injury that has forced Embiid to miss the first two seasons of his NBA career. "His story is real," Brett Brown said. "And it really resonates with Joel on the..." November 19

  • Scott O'Neil: Joel Embiid's rehab 'going ahead of schedule'

    CSN Philly "You may have heard this before. Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said Friday on Comcast SportsNet's Philly Sports Talk that Joel Embiid’s rehab is going “terrific,” but he knows that fans need more than just words from the organization after last season’s ups and downs. “Our doctors are saying it’s..." November 02

  • 76ers exercise $4,826,160 option on Joel Embiid, who has yet to play for them

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joel Embiid, the 76ers’ No. 3 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, missed all of last season. He’s expected to miss all of this season. He might not even be ready to begin the 2016-17 season. But facing a Monday deadline to guarantee Embiid’s $4,826,160 2016-17 season or let him unrestricted free agency..." October 30

  • 76ers execs believe Joel Embiid needed 2nd surgery because he didn’t wear boot enough

    SI "The Philadelphia 76ers are entering the third year of their long-term rebuilding project, one which has largely been characterized by a transparent attempt to be as bad as possible for as long as possible in order to maximize the team’s chances of drafting a generational star. The team’s general..." October 16

  • 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