Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid 'Yeah, I'll Say it ... LeBron 'Needs' to Play in Philly!!!'

    TMZ "LeBron James recruiting season is officially open, and Joel Embiid is wasting NO time in courting the King to jump to the city of brotherly love. We got Sixers superstar leaving Craig's Friday night -- a couple hours after the Cavs got swept out of the NBA Finals. -- and asked him..." June 09

  • Joel Embiid sends epic tweet to LeBron James

    NBC Sports "Joel Embiid didn't wait long to start his LeBron James recruitment. And he added some juice to the sales pitch. As the Warriors were finishing off a four-game NBA Finals sweep of James' Cavaliers on Friday night, Embiid took to his beloved Twitter account..." June 09

  • Joel Embiid Says Bryan Colangelo Did a Great Job, 'I Wish Him Luck'

    TMZ "Joel Embiid refuses to trash ex-Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo ... telling TMZ Sports the disgraced exec is a "great guy" ... despite the burner account scandal.  "He was a great guy. He did a great job for us, so I wish him luck," Embiid..." June 08

  • Relationship between Simmons, Embiid unsustainable due to burner accounts

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers burner account saga has ended. Bryan Colangelo has resigned. What a ride it was. Except it might not be over, as there’s fallout remaining in regard to the feelings of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Colangelo leaving the team is what had to happen...." June 07

  • C.J. McCollum Suggests Joel Embiid Leave Sixers Amid Bryan Colangelo Drama

    NESN "If you took the night off from Twitter, well, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do. The Ringer published a bombshell report Tuesday night alleging Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo used multiple dummy Twitter accounts to criticize high-profile members..." May 30

  • Joel Embiid Blasts Bryan Colangelo for Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Diss 76ers

    12 Up "​What in the world is going on in Philly? Well, to put it simply, a whole lot of drama.  On Tuesday night, news broke GM Bryan Colangelo has been using burner ​Twitter accounts to call out players, coaches and execs.  As you might imagine, a lot of people are..." May 30

  • Bryan Colangelo called Joel Embiid to deny everything

    Larry Brown Sports "GM Bryan Colangelo wasted no time trying to do some damage control with the Philadelphia 76ers’ biggest star player. Shortly after The Ringer published a story on Tuesday accusing Colangelo of criticizing his own team from one of several secret Twitter accounts, it was..." May 30

  • Joel Embiid misses out on about $29 million by making just All-NBA second team

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeMarcus Cousins‘ injury could cost him in free agency. It might have already cost Joel Embiid. The 76ers center made just the All-NBA second team, landing behind the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. Davis surged after Cousins went down, earning..." May 24

  • Is Joel Embiid a low-post beast or 3-point shooter? Why not both?

    NBC Philadelphia "Whenever Joel Embiid launches a three-point shot, there are inevitably a few groans in the stands. “Why are you 25 feet away from the basket? Get in the post!” “You gotta be kidding me! You’re 7-feet tall!” Unless Embiid suddenly..." May 14

  • Embiid ‘looking forward’ to helping recruit free agents

    Yardbarker "Fresh off being eliminated by the Boston Celtics in a gentleman’s sweep, the Philadelphia 76ers’ offseason now looms. In the wake of the “Process” era coming to fruition, this offseason will be the first year Philly is looked at as a contender after finishing third in the Eastern..." May 12

  • Joel Embiid will recruit for Philly if needed

    Clutch Points "Joel Embiid knows the Philadelphia 76ers are good, he also knows how much better they can be if they add a star like LeBron James. Embiid didn’t wait until the offseason to already start recruiting James to the team, as was already on social media a few times during the season trying to recruit..." May 11

  • If it worked for Simmons and Embiid, it should work for Markelle Fultz, right?

    Philly Voice "Markelle Fultz's rookie season with the Sixers was a true saga, unlike any NBA fans have seen in the history of the league. From No. 1 overall pick – after a trade between Philly and Boston – to an impressive summer league showing, to a perplexing injury and deformed jump shot, to a..." May 11

  • Joel Embiid is targeting the MVP award next season

    Clutch Points "Their season just ended but Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers already has some concrete plans for next season: he intends to take home the Most Valuable Player award. As reported by Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia Embiid obviously has high-standards for himself. Or maybe he’s..." May 11

  • Several Celtics Annoyed Joel Embiid Walked Off The Court Without Shaking Hands

    SLAM Online "A frustrated Joel Embiid walked off the court without shaking hands after his Sixers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Celtics on Wednesday night. Several Boston players were not happy about it, according to Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo Sports " May 10

  • Ben Simmons Told Joel Embiid ‘There’s Going To Be A Lot Of Rings’ After Their Game 5 Loss

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid had 27 points and 12 rebounds in Game 5 of Philadelphia’s second round matchup with the Celtics in Boston, but the Sixers still fell short in a 114-112 loss. That result meant Philadelphia’s season came to an end on Wednesday night, but there is still plenty of optimism about the..." May 10

  • Joel Embiid jokingly says Terry Rozier is too short to punch his face after Game 4 scuffle

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are still alive in the playoffs. Needing a win to extend their second-round series with the Boston Celtics, the Sixers went out and got one, winning an ugly Game 4 to cut the series deficit to 3-1. There were all sorts of missed shots, turnovers and fouls to go around, as..." May 08

  • Joel Embiid not blaming mask for poor play vs. Celtics

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Joel Embiid isn’t making excuses. He has no desire to still be wearing a mask and goggles, but he isn’t citing the required protective gear as the reason for his performance in the Eastern Conference semifinals. “Everything I’ve been able to do in the series, I won’t put that on the mask,”..." May 07

  • Joel Embiid: ‘Dumb mistakes’ led to Sixers’ Game 3 loss

    Sportress of Blogitude "Saturday night, the Boston Celtics won Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 101-98, closing out the victory in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Mostly, the loss can be pinned on late-game turnovers by the 76ers which resulted in..." May 06

  • Joel Embiid holding grudge against bandwagon 76ers fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid appreciates the love he and his Philadelphia 76ers have received from fans this season, but he wonders where that was the past few years. Embiid said after the Sixers’ practice on Wednesday that he’s holding a bit of a grudge over fans just now jumping on the bandwagon when the..." May 03

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid not impressed by Boston crowd in Game 1: 'It was okay'

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are renewing one of the NBA's most storied and fiercest rivalries in the second round of the playoffs. The series is the teams' 20th all-time postseason meeting. The rivalry might ramp up even further following Joel Embiid's comments after Game..." May 01

  • Joel Embiid Trolls Hassan Whiteside with Kanye West Reference on Instagram

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers may have eliminated the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs, but that didn't stop Sixers center Joel Embiid from getting petty online. Kyle Neubeck of PhillyVoice shared a screenshot of Embiid's comment on Instagram regarding a critical assessment Heat team president Pat..." April 30

  • Draymond Green is texting Joel Embiid advice during playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of their series, the Philadelphia 76ers — without Joel Embiid — blew the doors off the Miami Heat, winning by 27. It’s the kind of game that can lead a young team to overconfidence. That’s when Draymond Green texted Joel Embiid some words of advice, reports Jessica Camerato of NBC..." April 24

  • Joel Embiid: I Think Our Time Is Now, We Don't Need Anybody Else

    Real GM Basketball "While the Philadelphia 76ers have set themselves up to be good for a long time, Joel Embiid believes they are ready to compete now. "I think our time is now," Embiid said on Monday. ".... We have a special team, a lot of great guys. I don't think we need anybody else. We've just got to work..." April 23

  • Joel Embiid: 'I was built' for playoff basketball

    ESPN "A day after making his playoff debut, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid says he is "built for" postseason basketball. "I feel like I'm one of the most physical players in the league -- I love contact, I love attacking, I love going to the free throw line," Embiid said Friday after scoring..." April 21

  • Embiid had multiple orbital fractures, at high risk of reinjury

    ESPN "Joel Embiid never really sleeps well. He's a night owl by nature. And since he moved to the United States (just seven years ago!) he has formed a bad habit of playing video games way too late into the night. This isn't some hobby. Embiid once admitted he thinks he might be "addicted" to video..." April 20

  • Joel Embiid Vows He’ll ‘Be A Nightmare’ For The Heat The Rest Of The Series

    Uproxx "Joel Embiid was heated during his first career playoff game. He often took out his frustrations on his new mask, tossing it to the ground when he was fouled or when he didn’t like the feel of his facial protection. He took it out on Justise Winslow and the Miami Heat as well, shoving him to the..." April 20

  • Report: 'Forceful Blow' Could Permanently Damage Embiid's vision

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers' cautious approach with center Joel Embiid may be warranted in the wake of a report regarding his orbital bone fracture. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a source said a "forceful blow" to Embiid's orbital bone could cause permanent damage to the..." April 19

  • Joel Embiid officially listed as doubtful for Game 3 vs. Heat

    ESPN "All Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers' first-round series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. The series is tied, 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games. The 24-year-old has been sidelined since March 28 due to broken orbital bone and concussion. He..." April 18

  • No word on Joel Embiid's status for Game 3 "Another day, another Joel Embiid update. The 76ers lost to the Miami Heat, 113-103, Monday at the Wells Fargo Center in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series. It marked the 10th consecutive game that Embiid has been sidelined since fracturing the orbital bone near his left eye..." April 17

  • 76ers coach Brown on Embiid's profane postgame post: 'I respect his frustration'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown knows that All-Star center Joel Embiid is far from thrilled with being sidelined through the first two games of their first-round series against the Miami Heat. So, even though Brown appeared to be unaware of a profane Instagram post published by Embiid..." April 17

  • Joel Embiid 'tired of being babied' as 76ers lose

    ESPN "All-Star center Joel Embiid took to social media to express his frustration over sitting out of the Philadelphia 76ers' Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat due to injury. "F---ing sick and tired of being babied," Embiid wrote on his Instagram account. Embiid has been sidelined since March 28 after..." April 17

  • Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Out for Game 2 vs. Heat with Injury

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid cleared concussion protocol Sunday, but he will miss Game 2 of Philly's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Monday, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Embiid is recovering from a fractured orbital bone, and he will likely be forced to..." April 15

  • 76ers' Embiid: 'Pretty good chance' I'll play in Game 2 or 3 "The Philadelphia 76ers could have their best player back in the NBA Playoffs as soon as Monday. Joel Embiid told reporters that "there's a pretty good chance" he could play in Game 2 or Game 3 of the Sixers' first-round series against Miami. Game 2 is on Monday, while Game 3 would not be until..." April 15

  • Joel Embiid Won’t Play In Game 1 Against The Heat Unless ‘Something Remarkable Happens’

    Dime Magazine "Joel Embiid’s status for Game 1 against the Miami Heat has been in doubt for some time but, on Friday morning, the most definitive information to date came to light. In speaking with the Dan Patrick Show, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said the following when prompted about Embiid’s..." April 13

  • Joel Embiid unlikely to be ready for Game 1 of playoffs

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If you're thinking Joel Embiid could be available for Game 1 of the playoffs, don't get your hopes up. As a guest Tuesday on the Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic, Brett Brown said there's a "less than 50 percent chance" the Sixers' big man will be able to play when the NBA playoffs..." April 11

  • Joel Embiid Gave A Glimpse At A Potential Mask For The Postseason

    Dime Magazine "The Philadelphia 76ers are scorching hot, to the point where the team has not lost a basketball game since mid-March. However, full-fledged optimism is tempered to some degree by the absence of Joel Embiid, who remains sidelined as a result of orbital surgery. While all eyes are focused on..." April 11

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid starts light, non-contact conditioning "Joel Embiid was cleared to begin light, non-contact cardiovascular exercise this weekend. The 76ers center still has several steps to complete in the NBA concussion protocol before resuming all-out activities. Saturday was a good start, as Embiid worked out symptom-free on an exercise bike at..." April 09

  • Joel Embiid wants to return for Game 1 of playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The man who calls himself The Process does not want to miss out on the Philadelphia 76ers’ return to playoff action. Joel Embiid is sidelined with a fractured orbital bone and has no set timetable for his return, but the Philadelphia center made clear that he would love to be back on the court..." April 07

  • Embiid Cleared of Concussion by Independent Doctor

    The Sports Post "With four games left in the NBA season, the Philadelphia 76ers are 48-30 as the playoff looms. Not only that, but they are just a half-game behind Cleveland for third out east. And while they are on a 12-game winning streak, Joel Embiid is still out indefinitely. However, the latest tests results..." April 07

  • Joel Embiid making progress, still no timetable on return

    Sporting News "Doctors are pleased with how Joel Embiid is progressing in his recovery from a fractured orbital bone in his left eye, the team announced Friday. Embiid also was cleared by an independent neurologist in the concussion protocol which is his first step to getting cleared to play. He must now pass..." April 06

  • Joel Embiid back to shooting his shot with Rihanna

    Larry Brown Sports "There seems to be new life again for the greatest power couple that never was. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid chose to rekindle his interest in singing superstar Rihanna on Saturday, tweeting at her to ask if she was single. For what it’s worth though, Embiid just sustained an orbital..." April 01

  • Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid undergoes surgery for fractured orbital bone "Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid underwent successful surgery to address a fractured orbital bone in his left eye, the team released in a statement. The 76ers said there is no timetable for his recovery and he will return when it is safe and medically cleared. He will have a..." March 31

  • Joel Embiid May Only Miss 1 Playoff Game with Eye Injury

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid reportedly may only miss one playoff game after suffering an orbital fracture Wednesday night in a 118-101 victory over the New York Knicks. On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported there's "hope" within the Sixers organization Embiid can return to..." March 31

  • Brett Brown: Joel Embiid's status will be better known after surgery

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown said Friday that he doesn't have any sense of how long Joel Embiid will be out with an orbital fracture around his left eye. Embiid will have surgery after the swelling goes down, Brown said. The All-Star center also has a concussion; he suffered both..." March 30

  • Sixers Fans Are Concerned About an Injured Joel Embiid Returning for First Round of Playoffs

    Complex "Things were going so well for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers were on an eight-game winning streak, and at 44-30, they were breathing down the neck of the third-place Cleveland Cavaliers, who were clinging to a half-game lead. Then, Joel Embiid collided with Markelle Fultz’s shoulder and..." March 30

  • Embiid to undergo surgery to address orbital fracture

    CBS Sports "Joel Embiid is set to undergo another surgery. The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Thursday night that Embiid will need surgery to address an orbital fracture he suffered during the team's win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. As of now there is no timetable for his return. " March 29

  • Joel Embiid won’t travel with 76ers

    Fanrag Sports "Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid will not travel with the team on their two-game road trip after suffering a facial contusion during a win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday evening, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Embiid sustained the injury as a result of a..." March 29

  • Embiid Instagrams from hospital with ominous caption: 'Not good'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid left Wednesday night's game with a head injury after colliding with teammate Markelle Fultz. And while the team's initial diagnosis was a facial contusion, no structural damage, and no concussion, Embiid's own assessment from the hospital" March 29

  • Joel Embiid Suffered A ‘Facial Contusion’ After Taking A Shoulder To The Head From Markelle Fultz

    Dime Magazine "The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having won seven straight games behind the strong play of their young stars. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric have all been excellent for Philadelphia down the stretch, and they just got Markelle Fultz back in the lineup for the..." March 29