Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Webber Says Joel Embiid Is The Player That Most Resembles Him In Today's NBA

    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

  • How much more can Joel Embiid possibly give to the Sixers?

    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

  • Joel Embiid blasted over downplaying ‘rift’ with Ben Simmons

    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

  • Can Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons make it work?

    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

  • Joel Embiid Denies Report Of Rift With Ben Simmons, Hopes 76ers Don't Trade Him

    Real GM Basketball "Joel Embiid has publicly denied a report that there has been an escalating rift between he and Ben Simmons. Jeff Zillgitt of the USA Today reported on Tuesday that "the issue was deeper than one play, one game, one series. " September 01

  • The Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons ‘rift’ at heart Sixers of trade demand

    USA Today "Ben Simmons wants out of Philadelphia. The relationship between Simmons and the Sixers became untenable.   On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Simmons met with owner Josh Harris, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and coach Doc Rivers and told..." September 01

  • Joel Embiid has funny tweet amid Ben Simmons drama

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid seems to be totally unbothered about the current drama surrounding his team. The Philadelphia 76ers star sent a funny tweet on Tuesday after news broke that teammate Ben Simmons has formally requested a trade. Embiid asked if there was any trade news …..." August 31

  • Sixers make sweeping changes after Joel Embiid’s $196 million extension

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers just went all-in on the face of their franchise Joel Embiid, locking him up to a massive four-year, $196 million extension that keeps him locked down until the 2026-27 season. There’s no argument that Joel Embiid isn’t worth..." August 21

  • Philly is lucky to have Joel Embiid

    Liberty Ballers "It always felt like Allen Iverson was made for Philadelphia. Sure, he was mercurial and not everyone loved him, but Philly did. He understood the fans and they felt like they understood him. Despite his six-foot stature, the Hall of Famer lovingly known as Bubba Chuck left a gaping..." August 20

  • What Joel Embiid's max extension means for 76ers

    CBS Sports "All-Star center Joel Embiid agreed to a max contract extension with the 76ers this week that will keep the affable big man in Philadelphia through 2026, at least. Embiid has clearly established himself as one of the most dominant players in the entire NBA, and he came in..." August 18

  • Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, And Joel Embiid Will Be Paid $700,000 Per Game, Whether They Play Or Not

    Fadeaway World "The current off-season has seen some of the league’s biggest superstars get paid a fortune. Though, the world is still recovering from the recession due to the pandemic COVID19. It seems like a regular year for some NBA superstars who are making big bucks. The NBA is a..." August 18

  • Stephen A. Smith Justifies Joel Embiid's Supermax Contract

    Fadeaway World "Joel Embiid recently signed a supermax contract worth $196 over four years with the Philadelphia 76ers. Embiid has been the face of the franchise over the last few seasons, so it came as no surprise. Moreover, with the rumors of Ben Simmons potentially on his way out of the team, it..." August 18

  • 3 ways Joel Embiid contract extension impacts Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

    Sportsnaut "In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, star Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been locked up for the long-term. In extension negotiations with the Sixers since their early departure from the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Embiid inked a four-year, $196 million deal..." August 17

  • Joel Embiid signed his supermax extension. So, what’s next for Sixers?

    The Athletic "Embiid’s injury history is the elephant in the room. He missed his first two NBA seasons after requiring two surgeries on his right foot. And he only played 31 games in his first season, tearing his meniscus. And since then, it has been a bumpy but consistent story: While Embiid is..." August 17

  • Joel Embiid's Big Reaction After Signing Massive Contract Extension With Sixers

    Fadeaway World "Embiid is the main figure of the team and even though Ben Simmons is probably leaving the franchise this summer, the center is ready to lead this team to the promised land regardless of who stays or leaves. After inking this incredible deal, JoJo took to social media to show his..." August 17

  • Joel Embiid, 76ers finalizing 4-year, $196 million supermax extension through 2026-27

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid is finalizing a four-year, $196 million supermax contract extension, sources told ESPN. The extension keeps Embiid under contract with the Sixers through the 2026-27 season for a total of $261 million. The four-time All-Star..." August 17

  • Joel Embiid & Ben Simmons Latest Tier Rankings Revealed

    Heavy "For the second straight year, The Athletic’s Seth Partnow has attempted to identify the top 125 players in the NBA. However, rather than placing them in a traditional ranking system, he has grouped players into tiers based on similarity and overall value. Just as they did in..." August 14

  • Joel Embiid Throws Support Behind Sixers Trade Target Matisse Thybulle

    Heavy "Joel Embiid has remained eerily quiet this offseason as trade rumors envelop the Philadelphia 76ers. He has been watching the Tokyo Olympics with a rooting interest and threw his support behind one Australian teammate on Saturday. Maybe not the one you..." August 07

  • Ben Simmons Won't Return Joel Embiid's Calls

    Uproxx "Ben Simmons is still on the Philadelphia 76ers. While we’re a few months into the offseason and the NBA Draft has come and gone, but despite Simmons’ name being thrown around in trade rumblings ever since the Sixers were bounced in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the team..." August 06

  • Andre Drummond sees Philadelphia 76ers as 'great fit' despite previous drama with Joel Embiid

    ESPN "In the wake of Andre Drummond's surprising decision to join the Philadelphia 76ers in free agency and become a backup to longtime rival Joel Embiid, the 27-year-old two-time All-Star said that "things change," but he'd accepted the opportunity placed..." August 05

  • Joel Embiid And Andre Drummond Embrace For The First Time As Teammates After Longstanding Feud

    Fadeaway World "After stints in Cleveland and Los Angeles, Andre Drummond is starting a new chapter of his career in Philadelphia, where he will act as a backup center behind 4x All-Star Joel Embiid. And while it's a solid acquisition for the Sixers, the best part of the signing came after, when..." August 05

  • New teammates Joel Embiid, Andre Drummond embrace for the first time

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers welcomed newly-signed center Andre Drummond to their facility on Wednesday, where he greeted, among other folks, the man he’ll be backing up: Joel Embiid. Despite their long-running beef (mostly Embiid trolling tbh), it was good vibes..." August 04

  • 2 best non-Ben Simmons trades Sixers can pull off to help Joel Embiid

    Clutch Points "The NBA offseason is really about to heat up, with trade talks already happening around the league. Teams are already engaging with each other for potential deals and this includes the Philadelphia 76ers, who had a disappointing finish to their 2020-21 season. All-Star Ben Simmons has..." July 25

  • Ben Simmons’ brother ‘likes’ tweets dissing Joel Embiid

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons’ brother may be trying to start Philadelphia 76ers: Civil War. A pair of recently “liked” tweets by Simmons’ brother Liam went viral this week. One tweet from New Zealand-based basketball writer Stevie Cozens called it “bulls–t”..." July 06

  • 2 best trades Sixers can make to pair Damian Lillard with Joel Embiid

    Clutch Points "After publicly showing lots of displeasure with the Trail Blazers coaching hire of Chauncey Billups and their continual inability to put a strong supporting cast around him, the only thing that seems certain at this point is that Damian Lillard wants out of Portland and..." June 30

  • Joel Embiid changing agents, leaving CAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid’s offseason started earlier than he would have liked it to, but he is already making moves. Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Thursday that the 76ers star has left Creative Artists Agency. Embiid was represented by Leon Rose until Rose..." June 24

  • Ben Simmons trade rumors: Joel Embiid could play a role in Philadelphia 76ers’ decision

    Sportsnaut "By now, it’s well known that MVP finalist Joel Embiid is the franchise cornerstone for the Philadelphia 76ers. Fellow All-Star Ben Simmons? Not so much. Philadelphia is coming off a disastrous Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals...." June 22

  • Lakers Among Favorites to Swing Bombshell Trade for MVP Finalist Joel Embiid

    Heavy "After another early playoff exit for the Philadelphia 76ers, it could be time for the team to start thinking about making some big changes. Clearly, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid don’t work well together. The former has serious issues with his game while the latter is..." June 22

  • Daryl Morey: Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons 'an extremely good trio'

    The Score "Despite a second-round loss to the fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks, 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey still believes in Philadelphia's core of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and Ben Simmons. "I would say we have an extremely good..." June 22

  • Perfect superstar teammate Sixers must pair with Joel Embiid

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers had a very disappointing end to the season and need to make drastic changes. Joel Embiid is one of the best players in the league. Embiid finished second in NBA MVP honors this season and showed his toughness in the playoffs. Now he needs a better No. 2..." June 22

  • Draymond Green Calls Out Joel Embiid

    The Sports Rush "Warriors forward Draymond Green advices Sixers’ Joel Embiid to not shoot, and dominate in the paint like Shaquille O’Neal The Philadelphia 76ers had their season cut short when Trae Young and the Hawks took them down in a 7 game series. The shooting woes of Ben..." June 22

  • The Sixers owe Joel Embiid something better than this

    The Score "Joel Embiid chose to focus on a single moment.  "I'll be honest," Embiid told reporters after his Philadelphia 76ers were bounced from the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 103-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night. "I thought the turning..." June 21

  • The Sixers – players, coach, organization – failed Joel Embiid

    The Athletic "As I sat there watching the Philadelphia 76ers compete in a do-or-die elimination game, trying to figure out some way, any way, to generate consistent offense against Atlanta’s mediocre-at-best defense, there was one thought that kept creeping into the back of my mind as the Sixers..." June 21

  • Do the Sixers trade Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid?

    Clutch Points "The 2020-21 Philadelphia 76ers roster seemed to be the best version of the team so far, as it’s comprised of two stars, talented role players, and veterans with championship experience. Despite that, the Sixers fell in the NBA playoffs at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks—the..." June 21

  • Joel Embiid, Doc Rivers Raise Questions About Ben Simmons

    SI "After an abysmal series in which he attempted just three fourth-quarter shots in seven games, the heat appears to have cranked up significantly for Ben Simmons. The All-Star point guard was unsurprisingly the focal point of conversation following the 76ers' 103-96 loss to the..." June 21

  • Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid fined $35,000 for skirmish with Atlanta Hawks

    Sportsnaut "The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid $35,000 for his part in an on-court altercation with Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series. Additionally, Hawks reserve Bruno Fernando was suspended one game without pay for leaving..." June 20

  • Joel Embiid Slams Refs, Says He Was 'Hacked All Night' in 76ers' Game 6 Win

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid expressed his displeasure with the officiating following his team's 104-99 road win in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference second-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. “I was hacked all night, and I don’t think I..." June 19

  • 5 blockbuster Joel Embiid trade scenarios from the Philadelphia 76ers

    Sportsnaut "An epic collapse from Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of their NBA Playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks has the team on the brink of elimination.  Boasting a 70-44 lead with less than nine minutes remaining in the third quarter, the 76ers gave it all up..." June 17

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid Eligible for Supermax Contract Extension After All-NBA Team Nod

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center and MVP runner-up Joel Embiid was named to the All-NBA second team on Tuesday, making him eligible to sign a supermax extension in Philly that would kick in for the 2023-24 season.  Read More - June 15

  • NBA announces 2020-21 All-Defensive Teams

    Sporting News "The NBA today announced the All-Defensive Teams for the 2020-21 season. 2020-21 NBA All-Defensive First Team Read More: June 14

  • Joel Embiid Takes Nasty Fall, Sixers Provide Injury Update on Key Starter

    Heavy "The Philadelphia 76ers took a commanding 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. That was the good news on Friday night following their 127-111 blowout win in Game 3. However, the sight of starting forward Danny Green cheering them on from the sideline in a..." June 12

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid: Being Runner-Up to Nikola Jokic for NBA MVP Is 'Disappointing'

    Forbes.com "Several times on Tuesday night during the Philadelphia 76ers’ 118-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, the crowd at Wells Fargo Center greeted 76ers center Joel Embiid with “MVP” chants, just like they have done for the past several weeks since local officials allowed fans to..." June 09

  • Doc Rivers issues warning about Joel Embiid’s health

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid looked sharp in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, but that doesn’t mean the Philadelphia 76ers center is in the clear for the remainder of the playoffs. 76ers coach Doc Rivers cautioned Monday that even though Embiid played well Sunday and felt good Monday,..." June 07

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid Provides Update on Injured Knee: ‘Keep Pushing’

    Heavy "There was a scary scene late in the fourth quarter of Game 1. Joel Embiid was crashing the boards when he seemed to aggravate his injured right knee. The Philadelphia 76ers big man hopped around on it rather gingerly and then powered through the pain. Embiid and the..." June 06

  • Triple H & Joel Embiid Come Out To D-Generation X Theme Music, Does ‘Suck It’ Gesture To Crowd

    Total Pro Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers fan base got a big boost of adrenaline when he Degenration X theme music started playing before their second round game on Sunday. Out from the locker room came Joel Embiid and WWE’s Triple H. Read More - June 06

  • Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (knee) remains uncertain for Game 1 vs. Hawks

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia 76ers showed Wednesday night that they can win a playoff game without MVP finalist Joel Embiid. But can they win a series? Head coach Doc Rivers admitted Friday that he likely won’t know until before tip-off whether his injured four-time All-Star..." June 05

  • Joel Embiid suffered small meniscus tear, ruled out for Game 5

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has suffered a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and won't play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Washington Wizards, the team announced. He'll continue to receive physical therapy and is officially..." June 02

  • Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star doubtful for Game 5 vs. Wizards with right knee soreness

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers were unable to complete a first-round sweep over the Washington Wizards in Game 4 on Monday night. They also lost more than the game. All-Star center Joel Embiid left late in the first quarter after taking a hard fall on a drive to the..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid-less Sixers gets harsh reality check courtesy of Kendrick Perkins

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers are in a world of trouble right now after it was revealed that superstar big man Joel Embiid has suffered what could be a significant knee injury. Former NBA champ and current ESPN analyst Kenrick Perkins has recently shared his thoughts on Philly’s..." June 01

  • Joel Embiid goes to locker room after suffering hard fall

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers dealt with a big injury scare Monday night when center Joel Embiid went to the locker room late in the first quarter. Embiid fell hard on his back after driving to the basket in the first quarter and seemed to be feeling it after the fall. He remained in the..." May 31