Here's a list of the things that Joel Embiid can do, a sampling of the skills that have NBA scouts salivating over the Kansas big man: He can move his feet like a swift-footed guard, or the soccer player he once was. He protects the rim better than anyone has in years -- yes, Anthony Davis included, according to one scout -- and has an almost intuitive knack for blocking shots. He has soft hands and a soft touch. He has great balance and grace, moving with ease and fluidity, lacking the stiffness or awkwardness that so many big men are saddled with. He has a basketball IQ that can't be taught, a sixth sense of where to be when, even though he's been playing the game for only a handful of years. Here's one thing Joel Embiid can't do: He can't drive a car.
Kansas' Joel Embiid a secret no more
ESPN | Jan 20