Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Embiid undergoes successful surgery to repair torn meniscus

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on a meniscus tear in his left knee on Friday at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The team expects Embiid to resume basketball activities during this summer, according to Sixers director of performance research and development..." March 25

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid ‘very likely’ to undergo knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid finally made it onto the court this year for the Philadelphia 76ers, and he was a revelation, putting up 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game while almost single-handedly turning the Sixers into a team no one wanted to play. His season was once again cut short by injury,..." March 22

  • Joel Embiid to Rihanna 'I Love You ... Hit Me Up'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid is taking ANOTHER shot at his celebrity crush -- this time, professing his love in a video message to Rihanna ... "I love you." Embiid's been after Rihanna for a while ... ever since she allegedly shot him down in 2014 and told him to come back when he's an All-Star. Well, he..." March 13

  • Joel Embiid Met With Doctors About His Knee And All Options Are On The Table

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid was shut down for the rest of the season after doctors realized his torn meniscus was more severe than originally thought. The young superstar, who was all but a lock for Rookie of the Year, now will finish a third straight season on the Sixers bench. On Friday, Sixers coach Brett..." March 11

  • Should the Sixers offer Joel Embiid a five-year, $150M max extension off 31 games?

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid’s knee injury is a bummer on a lot of different levels. It’s tough for the Philadelphia 76ers, who were actually winning games and seemed to be going somewhere. It’s tough for their fans, who felt vindicated for sticking it out through “The Process,” only to have it snatched away..." March 02

  • Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid out for remainder of season

    NBA.com "As previously announced, Sixers center Joel Embiid underwent an MRI on his left knee Monday afternoon, allowing the team's medical staff an opportunity to provide an update on the results. "The assessment of Monday's follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid's left knee appears to reveal that the area..." March 01

  • 18 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Joel Embiid

    Complex "Joel Embiid has become one of the best big men in the NBA this season, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. Before he was shut down indefinitely with a knee injury Monday, Embiid had the inside track on running away with the Rookie of the Year Award, which is crazy since..." February 28

  • Joel Embiid ‘Out Indefinitely’ With Swellness In Knee

    CBS Philly "Sixers center Joel Embiid is now listed as “out indefinitely.” Medical update (1/2): •Embiid did not take part in shootaround after swellness in left knee. MRI today. Listed out indefinitely. On Thursday, the Sixers said Embiid’s target date to return is Friday, March 3rd. Embiid is..." February 27

  • Joel Embiid upset with 76ers for lack of clarity over knee injury

    ESPN "Joel Embiid will miss the next four games due to his knee injury, and the franchise center says he wasn't thrilled that the Philadelphia 76ers initially classified him as day-to-day. Embiid has missed eight straight games with a bone bruise in his left knee. A recent MRI also revealed Embiid..." February 24

  • 76ers’ Joel Embiid to miss next four games, targeting March 3 return

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the franchise on Thursday morning, the Philadelphia 76ers will be without starting center Joel Embiid for at least the next four games. As it stands today, Embiid’s target return date is slated for March 3 against the New York Knicks. The franchise..." February 23

  • Joel Embiid wants 76ers to keep Jahlil Okafor

    Philly.com "Jahlil Okafor will remain with the 76ers if Joel Embiid has the final say. Embiid would like the team to find a way to make to utilize Okafor as opposed to trading him before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. “We got a lot of talent, and I feel we can use everybody if we want to get to where we..." February 18

  • Embiid wanted to quit basketball after surgeries, brother's death

    Sportando "Joel Embiid of the 76ers said that after the foot injury and the death of his brother he was almost quitting basketball. Embiid, who is out with a knee injury, hopes to return after the All-Star Break. Per ESPN, "The time that I missed, [those] two years that I missed, I went to such ... I was..." February 17

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid 'more surprised' than anyone by 2016-17 success

    ESPN "Joel Embiid told ESPN Radio on Thursday that winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award would represent a huge step in lifting him out of the "bad place" he had reached while missing his first two seasons with the 76ers due to injury. Speaking to ESPN Radio's Meet The All-Stars Show that will air..." February 17

  • Joel Embiid dismisses Olivia Pierson’s girlfriend claim

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid dismissed a claim from model Olivia Pierson on Valentine’s Day that the two are dating in his typical hilarious fashion. Pierson, who is a model and became well known after appearing on E!’s TV show, “WAGS” for dating tight end Marcedes Lewis, posted on Instagram Tuesday wishing the..." February 15

  • Sixers GM unhappy with Joel Embiid dancing at concert on injured knee

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers revealed over the weekend that Joel Embiid has a torn meniscus in his knee, which is the reason he has missed 12 of the team’s last 13 games. The injury did not, however, prevent him from dancing on stage at a concert recently, and Sixers president Bryan Colangelo is not..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid May Be Out For A While With A Torn Meniscus In His Left Knee

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid‘s checkered injury history, one which kept him from playing in the NBA until this year, is well documented. According to a report out of Philadelphia, Embiid’s health has suffered another setback in the form of a torn meniscus in his left knee. Embiid has played in one game since..." February 12

  • For Sixers' Joel Embiid, playing remainder of road trip is 'going to be a challenge'

    Philly.com "The 76ers don’t anticipate playing Joel Embiid in the final two games of their four-game road trip. “I think it’s going to a challenge,” coach Brett Brown said. “I feel like we will categorically know more in the next days.” The rookie center did not travel with the team to Wednesday’s game..." February 03

  • Joel Embiid's Rookie of the Year odds even more overwhelming

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid was already the heavy favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year, but the latest odds are even more overwhelming. Embiid is 1/25 to win the award, per Bovada, meaning it would require a $2,500 wager on him to win $100. Those odds are significantly shorter than the previous update,..." February 01

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid (knee) to miss at least three games this week

    Sporting News "The 76ers will be without center Joel Embiid for most of this week, if not longer. The rookie center was ruled out for Monday's home game against the Kings and won't travel with the team for its Texas road trip against the Mavericks and Spurs on Wednesday and Thursday, according to CSN..." January 31

  • Embiid reacts to All-Star snub: 'Once again the popular vote didn't matter'

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid is the best. Can we just agree on that already? He’s been amazing on social media for the better part of three years and is currently dominating the competition for the Philadelphia 76ers. He had a phenomenal tweet about the results of the 2016 presidential election and today he topped..." January 27

  • Joel Embiid: NBA needs to put C position back on All-Star ballot

    Sportsnaut "The NBA is an ever evolving league in which the rules of years gone past aren’t always friendly to the men playing the game today. This is most definitely the case when it comes to centers and the All-Star ballot, which is something Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is feeling quite keenly..." January 21

  • Joel Embiid feels ‘great’ after MRI on knee comes back clean

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid appears to have dodged serious injury, saying an MRI on his knee came back clean. Embiid said he feels “great” and wasn’t really put off by the injury. You can see how the injury happened here. Given Embiid’s extensive history of foot problems, you can’t..." January 21

  • Joel Embiid Is The Next Shaq, At Least According To One NBA Head Coach

    Dime Magazine "For a brief moment, it seemed as if all our All-Star hopes for Joel Embiid had been dashed. On Wednesday, Charles Barkley told a morning radio show that he had a list of the NBA All-Star Game starters, and he would be announcing them on Thursday night’s edition of Inside the NBA. Barkley also..." January 19

  • Did Charles Barkley just reveal Joel Embiid wasn't picked as an NBA All-Star starter?

    Philly.com "The voting deadline for this year’s NBA All-Star Game ended at midnight on Monday, and for Sixers phenom Joel Embiid to make the cut, he needed to be among the top three in fan votes in the Eastern Conference. At one point, the NBA released voting results showing Embiid closing in on Cleveland..." January 18

  • Joel Embiid helps bring hundreds of fans to D.C. with ‘Bus the Process’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joel Embiid has fans all around the NBA. Some even came out to see him during the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday despite the Cameroonian big man sitting out due to restrictions on playing in back-to-back games. #BusTheProcess was the hashtag used to get 350..." January 16

  • Joel Embiid Took The Low Road In Response To Mia Khalifa’s Instagram Trolling

    Uproxx "For those who aren’t hip to the adult film crossover scene, Mia Khalifa skyrocketed to fame in 2015 as “PornHub’s most popular porn star,” because she was “super popular and super controversial.” Also, aside from the whole sex-on-camera thing, she loves to talk about sports, so bros on the left,..." January 09

  • Sixers earn 10th victory, Joel Embiid says they have a chance to make playoffs

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers won their 10th game of the season, and Joel Embiid is already talking playoffs. After their 105-95 victory against the Brooklyn Nets, their third in four games, Embiid said that the 76ers are "really figuring things out" and "starting to learn how to win games." At 10-25,..." January 09

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas tells Joel Embiid nobody can stop him on a switch: 'Especially not your big (bleep)'

    Mass Live "Joel Embiid got his wish Friday night, but, unfortunately for him, that wish required trying to stay in front of Isaiah Thomas. Late in the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' 110-106 win against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thomas busted around a screen from teammate Al Horford. Embiid had told..." January 07

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid: 'By the end of my career, I want to be a point guard'

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid was in a jovial mood on Tuesday. After the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91 on a Robert Covington game-winner, their second win in a row, Embiid raved about playing alongside big man Nerlens Noel and joked about changing positions later in his career. "I've..." January 04

  • Joel Embiid trying to make Ben Simmons feel included during injury recovery

    Pro Basketball Talk "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid seems like a Grade A dude, what with his social media presence and fan-favorite style of play. That sort of plays into a story from CSN Philly’s Jessica Camerato, who says Embiid is trying to make injured 2016 No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons feel at home as he..." January 04

  • Brett Brown: 'We want to see Nerlens and Joel a little bit'

    CSN Philly "Just as the experimental phase of one bigs pairing seems to be closing, another could be beginning. The Sixers took a look at the combination of Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor for six straight games. They went 1-5 with the two centers in the starting lineup together and there were evident..." January 03

  • Cousins: Embiid can be best big in NBA after I retire

    CSN Philly "DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid had a pretty epic duel on Monday night. Whether they were slapping each other on the rear end or matching each other shot for shot, it was certainly entertaining when they were on the floor. After 'Boogie' Cousins came out on top with his deciding three-pointer..." December 27

  • After Sixers' loss, Embiid expresses desire to play with Noel

    CSN Philly "Joel Embiid has been paired with Jahlil Okafor in the Sixers’ starting lineup. Now that Nerlens Noel is healthy, Embiid would like to have an opportunity with him, too. “I also want to get on the court and see what we can look like together because I like him and I want play with everybody,”..." December 21

  • D'Angelo Russell Says Joel Embiid Would Always Use Rick Ross Quotes in High School

    USA Today "D’Angelo Russell and Joel Embiid faced off against each other on Friday night. Because the two went to the same high school, Montverde Academy, ESPN interviewed them and showed the footage during the game. Russell described Embiid as a goofy Rick Ross fan: “He was really goofy. He didn’t..." December 17

  • Embiid frustrated by Okafor pairing: 'I want be dominant on the block'

    CSN Philly "A day after starting Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor together for the first time, the Sixers had a chance to review film and break down what did and didn’t work in their loss to the Raptors. Okafor seemed more comfortable in the duo (see story). Embiid, though, looked out of place many times..." December 16

  • Making sense of 76ers experimenting with Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor in starting lineup

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid was not pleased with himself after Wednesday's 123-114 loss to the Toronto Raptors, in which the Sixers scored 40 points in the final quarter to make the score look more respectable. Embiid finished with nine points on 3-for-6 shooting plus six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and..." December 15

  • Embiid up to playing 28 minutes per game

    Philly.com "Joel Embiid’s minutes have increased to 28 minutes starting with Wednesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers center had been restricted to playing 24 minutes this season. “Everybody would see the impact that Joel has when he is on the floor,”..." December 01