The Big Lead "In case you haven't heard, Joel Embiid joined the ranks of giants last night when he posted a 50-point game in only 27 minutes of play. For comparison, he played one minute more and put up two fewer points than Klay Thompson when he went absolutely nuclear against the Bulls a few years..." January 21
CBS Sports "While fans of the Philadelphia 76ers are eager for the club to trade Ben Simmons, the organization clearly isn't in a rush, and apparently neither is the team's best player. Speaking after Philadelphia's 111-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday..." January 16
The Score "With the NBA trade deadline less than one month away, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is confident his team already has what it takes to win at a high level. "When I look at where we are when we got most of the team in the lineup - especially me in the..." January 15
Larry Brown Sports "Stop us if you have heard this one before, but Joel Embiid dissed an opposing team this week. The Boston Celtics lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Friday and, in doing so, made their way straight to Embiid’s list of victims. After the game, the Sixers center..." January 15
Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers have been held hostage all season at the whim of Ben Simmons. Simmons made it clear prior to the start of the season that he was going to hold out until the team traded him. Sixers President of Basketball Operations, Daryl Morey, has insisted he will only trade..." January 12
NBA Analysis "The Philadelphia 76ers are just 19-16 this NBA season and they are really struggling to be the 1-seed in the East that they were last season. Whether or not missing Ben Simmons is affecting this team, they definitely have a lot of things to sort out between now and the trade..." January 01
Clutch Points "Another year is in the books. 2021 was a rollercoaster ride, to say the least. But now, all the focus is on making the most of 2022. This time of year, New Year’s resolutions are customary. Some people like to set fitness goals, while others are more hobby-based, such as wanting to read..." December 31
Clutch Points "Since stepping foot in the NBA, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has been obsessed with adding more to his arsenal. Thanks to this dedication to his craft, the All-Star center has become a one-of-a-kind type player. The things he can do at his size are things we have never seen..." December 31
Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid got some revenge on Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Embiid had 34 points in his Philadelphia 76ers’ 110-102 win over the Nets in Brooklyn. Kevin Durant had 33 in the loss. Embiid and Durant are stars for their teams and among the best players in the NBA. The two men..." December 31
Clutch Points "Over the past few seasons, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has cemented himself among the upper echelon of NBA superstars. It took some time for him to get to this point, but there is no denying Embiid is a top-10 player in the league right now. With each passing year,..." December 29
Black Sports Online
"I didn’t think what Karl-Anthony Towns said about Russell Westbrook was that bad.
It mainly was a compliment, but the thing that has people up in arms is KAT said Westbrook chases stats.
Fadeaway World "Joel Embiid did not have an easy start in his life in the NBA. Embiid was the third overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. But he did not start playing consistently for the 76ers till about his third season, which is considered his rookie year. But since then, he has gone on to become a superstar in..." December 28
Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers and Joel Embiid are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference after getting past the Washington Wizards in a blowout win. One of the notable moments of the game was the altercation between Joel Embiid and Montrezl Harrell. Montrezl Harrell was ejected after..." December 27
Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid is notorious for his willingness to trash talk opponents. That’s true of those he knows well, and it even holds up when facing coaches he’s familiar with. On Wednesday’s episode of “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Simmons relayed a..." December 23
Fadeaway World "Over a year after the NBA suspended the infamous 2019/20 season and sent everybody to the uncomfortable Orlando bubble, the COVID-19 is messing things up again around the association. Right now, over 40 players (which is about 10% of the rosters) have entered the league's..." December 17
NBA Analysis "The Portland Trail Blazers could look vastly different in the coming weeks and months leading into the NBA trade deadline as they will be under new management. Joe Cronin has taken over as interim general manager from Neil Olshey, who also held the president of basketball operations..." December 16
NBA Analysis "Before 2021 NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid tested positive for COVID-19, the Philadelphia 76ers held the best record in the Eastern Conference. It appeared as though mostly everything was clicking and the team was going to have the luxury of waiting out the Ben Simmons ongoing..." November 29
The Score "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid shared his own harrowing experience battling COVID-19 following his return to the lineup in Saturday's double-overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid, who missed nine games after entering the league's health..." November 28
Bleacher Report "Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid have had their disputes on the court, but Towns was happy to see the Philadelphia 76ers star back to full strength in Saturday's game against his Minnesota Timberwolves. Embiid missed nine games after testing positive for COVID-19..." November 28
Clutch Points "The opening weeks of the regular season have not been kind to the Philadelphia 76ers. Between getting hit by health and safety protocols and the drama with Ben Simmons, Doc Rivers has had a depleted roster at his disposal. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the Sixers..." November 24
Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry knows exactly what his role is playing alongside bigger stars such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Clearly, Curry has become an important player in the current Sixers team. And while he is also well aware that Philly is still..." November 20
The Philadelphia Inquirer
"How do you feel about the 76ers bringing Jerami Grant back to Philly? Better yet, what about the Sixers making another attempt to acquire James Harden in exchange for Ben Simmons?
Those are two options under consideration by Sixers brass, according to multiple sources.
NBA Analysis "It has been a tough NBA season for the Philadelphia 76ers when it comes to players being sidelined. They still have no timetable for when Ben Simmons will return to the court, but at this point, the team seems to have accepted that. They are currently 8-3 on the season and in first..." November 09
CBS Sports "The situation isn't ideal. Just a handful of games into the 2021-22 NBA season, Joel Embiid's health is already a concern for the Philadelphia 76ers. If you recall, Embiid suffered a right meniscus tear in the first round of last season's..." October 30
The Big Lead "The Philadelphia 76ers are off to a 2-2 start in the early days of the 2021-22 season. The actual basketball has been lost in the shuffle thanks to Ben Simmons, but they are, in fact, playing games. Were it not for Simmons, attention would turn to Andre Drummond's role..." October 28
The Score "Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid is laboring through a knee injury that left him unable to walk for two days, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on NBA Today Wednesday. Shelburne added that one thing motivating Embiid to play through pain is the..." October 27
Clutch Points "Even with no NBA basketball for a couple of months, the Philadelphia 76ers continued to flood the news in the sporting world because of all the Ben Simmons shenanigans. There have been negative progress with the relationship between Simmons, his teammates, and the 76ers franchise. Currently,..." October 24
Clutch Points "Amid Ben Simmons’ trade demand, Joel Embiid has said a lot of things about his Philadelphia 76ers teammate that can be deemed negatively. However, he assured everyone he still has nothing but love for Simmons despite the situation. Before they take on..." October 22
Uproxx "Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia, but his trade demand saga is far from over. The three-time All-Star is only back with the team because he has to be, and he has made it clear in his first couple days of practice that he is not very invested in being with the Sixers right now. That..." October 19
USA Today "Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is the epitome of NBA players who had something to prove and went out and proved it. Antetokounmpo took the next step in his development last season by not only leading the Bucks to the NBA Finals but carrying them to the title with an MVP..." October 17
Clutch Points "Philadelphia-born point guard Kyle Lowry had the opportunity to join Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid on the Sixers this past offseason from the Toronto Raptors, but the reunion wasn’t meant to be as he headed down to South Beach. As the Ben Simmons saga developed over the past..." October 13
Philly Voice "Has Ben Simmons been a distraction? Are the Sixers prepared to accept him back into the locker room? Can you know the answers to these questions when he hasn't spoken to certain power players in the organization since the season ended? Fair questions to ask, especially when Joel Embiid is..." October 12
Larry Brown Sports "One Philadelphia 76ers player had to learn the hard way not to go mano a mano with the king of trash talk. Sixers forward Paul Reed told reporters a hilarious story about teammate Joel Embiid on Saturday. Reed said that he enjoys competing with Embiid and talking trash to..." October 10
Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is easily one of the best centers in the NBA. However, Towns had to endure watching other big men lead their respective teams to the postseason for years. Enter Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic—the top two..." October 09
Larry Brown Sports "Shaquille O’Neal continues to be one tough guy to please. The retired big man great appeared this week on Sports Illustrated’s “The Crossover” and offered a strange criticism of Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid. O’Neal said that Embiid was..." October 07
Larry Brown Sports "Former Philadelphia 76er and Atlanta Hawk Justin Anderson responded to a Hawks fan on Twitter Monday who said that he wanted to see highlights of Embiid against Atlanta big man John Collins. Anderson tweeted that he was there when the beef between the two started. Chris Kirschner of The..." October 04
Heavy "Regardless of the way in which the Philadelphia 76ers‘ 2020-21 campaign ended, Joel Embiid and his crew were nonetheless one of just a handful of teams that were legitimately competing for an NBA championship. As good as the Sixers were, though, there’s no denying..." October 03
Clutch Points "Joel Embiid has had enough of the pleasantries. With the way things have gone in the Ben Simmons trade saga, any remaining morsel of hope that he’d willingly stay has been eradicated. And with that, so has his co-star’s patience with him. The Sixers center let it all out..." October 01
"The Philadelphia 76ers' saga with Ben Simmons is getting more complicated as the days go by.
Simmons has reportedly said that he doesn't think he can play next to Joel Embiid anymore because it hampers his game.
Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid still wants Ben Simmons back in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, but it appears his patience is running thin on playing nice. Embiid called a report that Simmons feels their on-court relationship has run its course "borderline kind of disrespectful" and said the..." September 30
The Athletic "While the Philadelphia 76ers held out hope Monday that Ben Simmons would be back, the messaging from president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, coach Doc Rivers and star center Joel Embiid fell flat when it reached the Simmons camp, sources told The Athletic. Sources say Simmons..." September 28
Clutch Points "Ben Simmons was true to his word. He did not show up on media day, and we may never see him ever don the Philadelphia 76ers jersey ever again. As such, maybe it’s about time to take the narrative to a different route. Maybe Simmons isn’t actually worth the chase and that Joel Embiid..." September 28
Fadeaway World "Joel Embiid is generally viewed as a top-10 player across the league. The 76ers superstar has shown his ability to dominate on the court as a multi-skilled big man with a throwback interior game. He's certainly very talented, and over the course of the playoffs, Embiid averaged 28.1 PPG and..." September 28
Clutch Points "The biggest headline in the NBA with training camp approaching is what the Philadelphia 76ers intend on doing with Ben Simmons. He has made it clear he won’t return to the Sixers, leading many to believe a trade is likely to occur at some point. During media day on Monday, Joel..." September 27
Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid apparently still has yet to give up on his partner in The Process. Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice reported this week that the Philadelphia 76ers star Embiid has privately insisted that the team can fix the situation with Ben Simmons if they just get him back in the..." September 23
Age: 27 (turns 28 on March 16th, 2022)
Contract status: $206 million and change, guaranteed via brand spanking new supermax extension, which should keep him in Philly through 2027, unless of course he holds out and tries to force a trade.
Fadeaway World "Chris Webber has selected Joel Embiid as his closest version in today's NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers' big man didn't have the easiest path, but he's shown his value every year, becoming one of the biggest figures in the league. He can do anything on the..." September 10
Real GM Basketball "Big men often end up passengers. The great ones put the game where it stands with two minutes to play, but they often spend crunchtime at the periphery of the action, setting screens at the arc, skulking in the corner, calling from the packed post like a body subsumed by a wave, a bobbing arm..." September 10
Clutch Points "With all the reports surrounding Ben Simmons and his future with the Philadelphia 76ers, his teammate Joel Embiid has remained vocal throughout. Embiid recently went on social media to call out reports claiming there was beef between him and his Sixers..." September 03
NBA.com "Things are happening in Philadelphia. While chatter and rumours regarding All-Star guard Ben Simmons' future with the Philadelphia 76ers have been an underlying theme of the NBA's offseason, those talks moved to the forefront of discussions after the..." September 01