Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

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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" pic.twitter.com/SYa5i4uAUc

  • 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

  • Injured NBA rookie passes time trolling everyone from LeBron to Rihanna

    New York Post "For most NBA rookies, the first few weeks after they’re selected in the draft fly by, filled with press conferences, summer league games and settling into their new homes. This year, however, there is one rookie who hasn’t had that experience. “I would say kind of boring,” 76ers center Joel..." August 07

  • Joel Embiid has gotten a lot bigger over the past 3 years

    Yahoo! Sports "Here's what Joel Embiid, standout Kansas big man and No. 3 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft, looks like today: And here, via Embiid's increasingly indispensable Twitter account, is what the Cameroonian prospect looked like way back in the long, long ago of..." August 05

  • Joel Embiid has moved on from Kim Kardashian, sets sights on Rihanna

    SB Nation "The wacky Twitter journey of injured Sixers rookie Joel Embiid carries forth. After failing to recruit LeBron James and failing to get Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs, he's moved on to a new Twitter project: failing to go on a date with Rihanna. Via the exclusive reporting of Joel Embiid..." July 22

  • Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart Sign With adidas

    SLAM Online "adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart. Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and..." July 15

  • Sixers expect Joel Embiid to miss 5-8 months

    Newark Star-Ledger "For the second year in a row the Sixers are taking a wait and see approach to their top selection in the NBA Draft. The Sixers of course chose Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft despite a stress fracture in his right foot one year after taking..." June 28

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    According to a source, multiple teams are trying to buy copies of Joel Embiid's medical records from the 5 teams that currently have them.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Philadelphia is still working on a final decision at No. 3, but Joel Embiid has a tremendous chance to be selected there,

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Joel Embiid's seriously in play for three spots in top part of lottery: 76ers (3), Celtics (6), Lakers (7), league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Joel Embiid tweets he is 'a Laker', then deletes it

    Newark Star-Ledger "The biggest mystery of the 2014 NBA Draft might have just been revealed a little early. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, Kansas center Joel Embiid sent out this tweet -- from a verified account -- seemingly giving away where he will end being drafted. Shortly after either realizing..." June 26

  • Source: Sixers receive Embiid's medical records

    CSN Philly "Who knows what is in Joel Embiid's medical records? According to ESPN.com's Chad Ford in a podcast with Bill Simmons posted Tuesday afternoon, only Cleveland and Milwaukee had been given Embiid's medical information. Later Tuesday afternoon, an NBA source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com that the..." June 25

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    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    League source says Celts have talked to all five higher teams about trading up. But nothing imminent. Still preparing for picks 6 and 17.

  • Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry says team won't draft Joel Embiid

    CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry spoke at a press club and rotary club event on Monday morning, and discussed his team's draft plans, which no longer include Joel Embii. Embiid had surgery on his fractured foot on Friday, and he will be out of action for four to six months. It was..." June 23

  • Celtics Could Strike Gold with Embiid

    NBA.com "The NBA Draft Lottery ruined any hope of the Celtics acquiring one of the star players in the Draft, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. That is, until Thursday. That’s the day news broke that Embiid, widely considered to be a heavy favorite for the top overall pick, had suffered..." June 22

  • Kings should steer clear of post-surgery Embiid

    Sacramento Bee "If you want to see NBA executives scrambling for their Sharpies and hastily revising their internal mock drafts? More sleep-deprived than usual? With the annual selection party less than a week away? Mention Joel Embiid. The Kansas center, who was projected as the No.1 overall pick before..." June 22

  • Joel Embiid to miss 4-6 months

    ESPN.com "Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects for next week's NBA draft, had two screws inserted into his foot during surgery Friday morning, and a source told ESPN.com's Andy Katz that he will need four to six months to fully recover. Embiid's agent, Arn Tellem, said in a statement that the former..." June 21

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Dr. Richard Ferkel says in statement he put 2 screws in Embiid's right foot today. Confident he'll play in NBA after "appropriate healing"

  • Magic are seeking information on Joel Embiid's injury

    Orlando Sentinel "As they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, the Orlando Magic are attempting to obtain as much data as possible about Joel Embiid’s right foot injury so they can make an informed decision if Embiid is available when the team picks fourth overall. The Magic currently don’t know any..." June 20

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

    Also hearing that Arn Tellem wanted Embiid to go first... but if that can't happen, he's going to push hard to steer him to Boston or LA.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Joel Embiid's recovery process is expected to cover 4-to-6 months, sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Joel Embiid could miss entire 2014 season

    ESPN.com "We know that Embiid's injury is serious. Breaking the navicular bone in your foot is a major injury, as our own Kevin Pelton pointed out yesterday. I've had teams tell me he could be out anywhere from four months to a year. No one will really know for sure until they receive updated medicals..." June 20

  • NBA GM: 'You can't use a Top 5 pick' on injured Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "Just one week away from the NBA Draft, the Cavaliers were looking at a tough choice to make—go with the athleticism and upside of Andrew Wiggins, the polished offensive game of Jabari Parker or the overall inside presence of Joel Embiid. While there were claims that the Cavs were leaning one..." June 20

  • Potential top draft pick Embiid suffers broken foot

    NBA.com "Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft. Embiid, one of the top three candidates the Cleveland Cavaliers were considering for the No. 1 overall..." June 20

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    Chad Ford @chadfordinsider

    After polling teams, currently Embiid's range appears to be 3-6 right now. Could change when teams see medicals.

  • Embiid has stress fracture in foot, Celtics still interested

    CSN New England "The stress fracture in Joel Embiid's right foot will certainly scare some teams away from selecting him near the top of the draft. But the Boston Celtics aren't one of them. In fact, a source tells CSNNE.com that the Celtics will give some serious thought to potentially moving up in the..." June 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Embiid's consulting w/ orthopedist Dr. Richard Ferkel in L.A.; determination on fracture and possible surgery expected soon, sources tell Y.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Joel Embiid has suffered stress fracture in right foot and slated for surgery on Friday, agent Arn Tellem says.

  • Joel Embiid injures foot, it might be broken

    CBSSports.com "Just a week before the 2014 NBA Draft, Joel Embiid has suffered a foot injury, via ESPN.com: Joel Embiid, considered the front-runner to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, has suffered a right foot injury, his agent and his mentor both confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday. "He..." June 19

  • Cavs and 76ers are reportedly focusing on Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, respectively

    Yahoo! Sports "As the recently concluded NBA Finals becomes part of the league's history, basketball fans can now safely turn their attention to the looming offseason. As usual, the period starts with next Thursday's NBA Draft, a night when every prospect turns into a potential All-Star and every franchise sets..." June 17

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    cfgardner @cf_gardner

    League sources indicate Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins all will be in Milwaukee for #Bucks workouts this week.

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    My sources say the Cavs doctors cleared Embiid. Only reason to leak intel is to try to get him to slip by the Bucks if Cavs swap w/ Philly.

  • Should Embiid go No. 1 overall?

    ESPN.com "Chad Ford: If their doctors are confident that he won't have ongoing issues with his back? Yes. I think Embiid has the potential to be the best player at his position in three to five years. The Cavs have Anderson Varejao in the middle, but he's 32 and in the final year of his contract. If you..." June 13

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Joel Embiid has arrived in Cleveland, will work out & undergo medical eval for Cavs. Could decide whether he's No. 1 pick, source told ESPN.

  • Joel Embiid looked good in workouts, so what should Cleveland do now with No. 1 pick?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cleveland needs talent. Much more of it. They got a star in Kyrie Irving but have missed on other picks in recent years and they remain in the lottery despite owner Dan Gilbert saying he wanted to be back in the playoffs (which in the East should not be that hard to do). They have another No. 1..." June 04

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    Andrew Gruman @AndrewGruman

    #Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney on Joel Embiid workout last Fri: "It didn't appear there were any signs of issues with his back."

  • Sixers Must Get 2014 Draft Right

    Basketball Insiders "The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t win the lottery as they had hoped, but that doesn’t mean they can’t drastically improve their team on draft night. With the No. 3 and No. 10 picks in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the 76ers will have the opportunity to add two potential franchise cornerstones..." May 29

  • Potential first overall pick Joel Embiid to visit with Cavaliers

    ESPN.com "The Cavaliers will visit with former Kansas center Joel Embiid sometime in the coming weeks and conduct a physical, a source told ESPN. Embiid won't visit another team until the Cavaliers are given a chance to determine if they will select Embiid with the top pick in the NBA draft on June..." May 29

  • Analyzing how Joel Embiid could fit with the Sixers

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid looks good. And healthy. That seems to be the consensus. A stress fracture in his back caused the Kansas center to miss the back end of the college basketball season. If certain people were worried about it a few months ago, their concerns were evidently assuaged with a series of..." May 28

  • Embiid Feeling 100 Percent Recovered From Back Injury

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Joel Embiid's camp have been holding discussions on sending him there for a workout. Both sides expect the Cavaliers to be able see Embiid. Embiid said that his back was "100 percent" and that he was feeling no effects from his injury in March. Several sources..." May 27

  • Concerns arise about Kansas center Joel Embiid's back

    The News-Herald "There is genuine concern around the league about Kansas center Joel Embiid’s back heading into the June 26 NBA draft. Lesser injuries have caused players to plummet in a draft. Ryan Blake, NBA director of scouting, said in a telephone interview on May 23 that Embiid’s back concerned..." May 26

  • Joel Embiid impresses in L.A. workout, emerges as consensus No. 1 pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "Even in what appears to be the deepest draft class to come along in quite some time, Joel Embiid had emerged as the favorite to be taken with the No. 1 overall pick before a back injury he sustained began to cloud those opinions. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Dante Exum are all talented and..." May 24

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Joel Embiid tells Sirius XM radio that his back is "100 percent; no pain, nothing. I been working out, just to get back in the shape."

  • Andrew Wiggins’ Desire, Joel Embiid’s Back Among NBA Draft’s Big Questions

    NESN "This might be the best NBA draft class in years — which, admittedly, isn’t saying much — but it still is not without its question marks. Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid and Duke’s Jabari Parker each spent time as the supposed surefire No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. At some point, one..." April 22

  • Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09

  • Report: Joel Embiid declaring for NBA draft today

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09