Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • 76ers Exec Refutes Rumor Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons Don't 'Get Along'

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia 76ers may have a bigger problem than whether Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons fit together on the court: whether they can get along off of it. In a piece detailing the latest on the Sixers' coaching search, Keith Pompey of..." September 28

  • 76ers coaching job is Mike D'Antoni's to lose; Joel Embiid gives 'blessing'

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers could be looking to bring a familiar face back to the sideline. The Sixers parted ways with coach Brett Brown after the team was swept in the first round of the postseason by the rival Boston Celtics, and they are eyeing former Houston Rockets coach..." September 27

  • Joel Embiid And Model GF Anne de Paula Welcome Baby Boy, Surprise!

    TMZ "NBA superstar Joel Embiid and model girlfriend Anne de Paula just welcomed their first child together ... making the surprise announcement Thursday!! The news comes as a shock to many who didn't even know the couple was expecting ... but the new parents decided..." September 24

  • Knicks Could Land Joel Embiid For RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, No. 8 Pick

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks’ search for a star has been going on for years now, and the Knicks don’t appear any closer to a solution that the day they started. Besides some solid young players, future draft picks, and veterans, the Knickerbockers don’t have all that much to..." September 09

  • The Brooklyn Nets Can Create A Superteam Next Season: Seven Best Trade Targets

    Fadeaway World "The Brooklyn Nets are a promising team in the Eastern Conference next season. Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are expected to make a full recovery in order to lead Brooklyn to a possible NBA Finals appearance. Both players clearly have enough talent to make this happen; and it is up to the..." September 05

  • Joel Embiid has some fun trolling Twitter for Mountain Dew ad?

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid caught some attention on Twitter Wednesday after sending some tweets, but he may have been trolling for attention as part of a Mountain Dew ad campaign. The Philadelphia 76ers big man attracted attention by saying he was “still really unhappy.” Given..." September 02

  • Jimmy Butler responds to Joel Embiid's tweets

    Yahoo! Sports "With just a couple of words, Joel Embiid managed to stir up a mild social media frenzy on Monday night. He sent out the following two tweets near the end of Jimmy Butler’s 40-point performance in the Heat’s Game 1 second-round playoff series win over the Milwaukee..." September 02

  • The Heat Can Land Joel Embiid For A Trade Package The Sixers Simply Can’t Refuse

    Fadeaway World "26-year-old Joel Embiid is one of basketball’s best and brightest young centers. Since taking the NBA court for the first time in 2016, he has been absolutely phenomenal, averaging 23.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game on 47% shooting. But Joel has reached a bit of..." September 01

  • Should The Chicago Bulls Go ‘All-In’ For Joel Embiid?

    Fadeaway World "Following another disappointing campaign, the Chicago Bulls are in store for some major changes this offseason. With ex-head coach Jim Boylen out the door, and defensive specialist Tom Thibodeau brought in, the Bulls have already taken steps to build a winning culture for their..." August 27

  • Nets Can Create A ‘Big Three’ With Joel Embiid

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers just finished getting swept 4-0 to the hands of the Boston Celtics. Ben Simmons was out for the rest of the playoffs, so it was up to Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris to do the heavy lifting. The Celtics are a great team, but certainly not good enough of a team to sweep the..." August 26

  • 76ers GM says team will not trade Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers have already made one major change following the disappointing conclusion of their season, but they have no plans to blow up their roster. Sixers GM Elton Brand was asked on Tuesday about the possibility of trading away one or more core players this offseason...." August 25

  • 76ers unlikely to trade Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons?

    Yardbarker "Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were drafted and developed with the hopes of taking this team to a title. Coming off another disappointing season, significant changes are looming this offseason. After getting swept out of the first round by the Boston Celtics,..." August 24

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid played through ankle injury in playoffs

    Clutch Points "Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers were already entering their first-round series against the Boston Celtics at a disadvantage from a health perspective. Sixers guard Ben Simmons was already out for the playoffs after suffering a knee injury..." August 23

  • Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris give thoughts on Brett Brown's Sixers future

    USA Today "The 2019-20 version of the Philadelphia 76ers is in the books as they finished up an overall disappointing season by being swept by the Boston Celtics on Sunday. This now brings up a lot of questions as there will inevitably be changes in this upcoming offseason. At the forefront is..." August 23

  • Al Horford’s sister Anna takes shot at Joel Embiid

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers barely put up a fight against the Boston Celtics, and team chemistry appeared to be an issue for them in the series. Al Horford’s sister hinted during Game 4 on Sunday that she knows one way to solve that problem. Horford was basically a non-factor in the..." August 23

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid: “I Don’t Want To Be Swept. I Don’t Want That On My Resume.”

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics have gotten a 3-0 lead in front of the Philadelphia 76ers in their first-round series. The C’s are playing great basketball and taking advantage of their rival’s struggles. The Sixers are a wandering team on the verge of being swept after being one of the..." August 22

  • 76ers' success hangs on decisions involving Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

    USA Today "The COVID-19 pandemic has distorted time. The Philadelphia 76ers were a bounce and overtime victory away from reaching the Eastern Conference finals last season. It might as well be a lifetime ago. Today, the Sixers are two games from getting bounced out of the playoffs in..." August 20

  • Frustrated Joel Embiid seems to call teammates out

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid scored 34 points on 11-of-21 shooting against the Boston Celtics Wednesday evening. In no way was it enough for Philadelphia to even its first-round playoff series. Boston came out on top in blowout fashion, 128-101, to take a 2-0 series..." August 20

  • Brad Stevens upset with Joel Embiid’s amount of flopping

    Larry Brown Sports "Brad Stevens found himself a little irritated by Joel Embiid’s antics during Wednesday’s game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics. In the first half of the first-round playoff contest, Stevens, the Celtics head coach, audibly complained to the referees..." August 19

  • Joel Embiid: 'I got 1 job to do, to carry us'

    ESPN "Echoing sentiments he has had throughout the season, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid called for more shots after his team's 109-101 Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics Monday. Embiid scored 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first..." August 18

  • Joel Embiid Is The Perfect Player For The Brooklyn Nets

    Fadeaway World "Even as the Portland Trail Blazers were fighting for their playoff lives yesterday, they struggled to keep up with the Nets, who continued to fight in spite of their current circumstances. Without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and most of their starting lineup, the “next man..." August 14

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid’s wrist injury not believed to be serious

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia 76ers might just a catch a break for once. Center Joel Embiid, who suffered a wrist injury after coming back from a left ankle setback on Wednesday, is not expected to miss significant time as his injury is not believed to be serious, according to ESPN’s..." August 13

  • Joel Embiid Back Tonight

    Hoops Rumors "All-Star Sixers center Joel Embiid is expected to rejoin his teammates tonight against the Raptors, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Embiid injured his left ankle in the first quarter of an eventual defeat by the Trail Blazers on August 9. He subsequently..." August 12

  • Joel Embiid suffers new setback, leaves game vs. Raptors with hand injury

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid can’t seem to catch a break. On the same day that he returned to the Sixers’ lineup after suffering an ankle injury, Embiid hurt his right hand versus the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday and was forced to leave..." August 12

  • Joel Embiid ankle injury not thought to be serious

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers have gotten rough injury news since the NBA season restarted, but there’s a bit of reason for optimism on one front. Joel Embiid, who left Sunday’s game with a left ankle injury, will sit out Tuesday’s game against the Suns, according to..." August 10

  • Three things to know; turn out the lights, the party’s over for New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "1) Turn out the lights, the party’s over for New Orleans… Phoenix, on the other hand, is still trying to crash that party. Which is not how anyone saw this going (except maybe Monty Williams). Before players flew to Orlando to be part of the NBA’s restart..." August 10

  • Philadelphia's Hopes Now Rest on the Large Shoulders of Joel Embiid

    The Big Lead "When Ben Simmons left Wednesday's matchup with the Washington Wizards with an apparent knee injury, the onus was on Joel Embiid to drive his team to a comeback. He did so. He'll have to do all that and more now, as reports emerged that Simmons elected to undergo..." August 08

  • Stephen Curry has absolutely hilarious impression of Joel Embiid

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Life imitates art, or something like that. When you have one of the best players in the league imitating you, you know you probably have quite the personality.  Stephen Curry shared a video to his Instagram and Twitter on Friday night of what was pretty..." August 07

  • Joel Embiid believes he’s unguardable in the playoffs

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid believes he’s going to be unguardablefor the Sixers in the 2020 playoffs. The All-Star center said his style of play is built for the postseason since the game slows down and half-court offense is at a..." August 05

  • Joel Embiid, Shake Milton have to be separated during timeout

    Sporting News "It took one quarter for the 76ers' wild side to emerge in their first game at the Orlando bubble complex. As Philadelphia players walked off the floor after the opening 12 minutes against the Pacers, Joel Embiid and Shake Milton appeared to get into a significant squabble. It..." August 02

  • Joel Embiid will be available for Sixers’ seeding-game opener against Pacers

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "As expected, the 76ers’ starting lineup will be intact for the start of the seeding games. Joel Embiid is available to play in Saturday’s opener against the Indiana Pacers at the VISA Athletic Center. Embiid missed the final two of the Sixers’ three scrimmages with..." August 01

  • Sixers star Joel Embiid speaks out on relationship with Ben Simmons

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia 76ers will resume their season at Walt Disney World in Orlando Saturday against the Indiana Pacers after a four-plus month hiatus. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid will be on the court after dealing with injuries earlier this season. Each one has also been the subject..." July 30

  • Brett Brown reacts to Joel Embiid's injury: 'Just being smart with it'

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers will be without their star big man on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second of three scrimmage games down in Orlando. All-Star Joel Embiid is dealing with some discomfort in his right calf and that is something that the team..." July 26

  • Joel Embiid focused on reading double-teams to unlock 76ers' late-game offense

    ESPN "As the Philadelphia 76ers have failed to get out of the second round of the playoffs the past two seasons, the team's struggles in half-court offense -- and questions about who would have the ball in the game's dying moments -- have been front and center. At the..." July 24

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid finds key silver lining in bubble environment

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Sixers have officially survived 10 days in the Orlando bubble and their first week of mid-season training camp. Here are my biggest takeaways from the team's first week back on the court: Starting lineup change? The biggest news out of Sixers training camp..." July 19

  • Dwight Howard Says He Wanted To Choke Joel Embiid Because Of His Constant Flopping

    Fadeaway World "It may be a guard’s game now, but big men are still important in today’s NBA and the 2020 postseason will see no shortage of talent on that end. The list includes Rudy Gobert, Marc Gasol, Ban Adebayo, and Nikola Jokic. Of course, with all the talent in the frontcourt,..." July 18

  • Sixers ready to give Joel Embiid heavy minutes in Orlando

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid may be ready to take on his final form in the Orlando bubble. Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown told reporters on Tuesday that he has set a target of 38 minutes per game for Embiid in the playoffs, per Derek Bodner of The Athletic. " July 15

  • Joel Embiid Annnounces What He’ll Wear On Back Of Jersey

    The Spun "Sixers star forward Joel Embiid has made a decision on what he will wear on the back of his jersey once the NBA season resumes. Jersey name changes have been a hot topic within the NBA over the past 24 hours. Adam Silver announced earlier this month the league would allow players to..." July 13

  • This Warriors and Sixers Trade Could Happen

    Fadeaway World "Just one season after making the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors finished 15th in the West with the league’s worst record at 15-50. Considering the obstacles they faced this season (which included injuries and offseason losses), their poor performance isn’t exactly shocking..." July 11

  • Joel Embiid Shows Up At Disney Bubble In Full Mask, Suit And Gloves

    Black Sports Online "Better safe than sorry. The Coronavirus doesn’t discriminate, so it isn’t surprising that Embiid is taking it seriously. If other people in this country took it as seriously, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are in now. " July 09

  • Kendrick Perkins rips Joel Embiid over coronavirus concerns

    Clutch Points "ESPN analyst and former NBA center Kendrick Perkins did not take Embiid’s comments too kindly, saying that the All-Star should just go out and play ball like players on other contenders. The 2019-20 NBA campaign was suspended back in mid-March as a result of the..." July 08

  • Joel Embiid: ‘I believe I can carry the team’

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Since March, Joel Embiid has played a little under 27 minutes of competitive basketball. He was impressive in that time on the floor, recording 30 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Pistons on March 11 after a five-game absence with a left shoulder sprain. However, the most..." July 08

  • 76ers' star Joel Embiid still not entirely in favor of return-to-play

    NESN "The NBA’s return-to-play plan is in effect, though some players, like Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, still aren’t entirely in favor of it. The NBA plans to restart the 2019-20 season July 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., with 22 of the..." July 07

  • Brett Brown drops major Joel Embiid update ahead of NBA restart

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown spoke to Sixers reporters on Wednesday and gave an update on star big man Joel Embiid. Brown said he’s very proud of Embiid, who has put in a lot of work during the NBA hiatus to get into the best shape..." July 01

  • Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the 76ers are playing with nothing, and potentially everything, to lose

    CBS Sports "When the 2019-20 NBA season finally resumes in Orlando, the Philadelphia 76ers will be sitting in the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference with eight games to play. They're tied in the loss column with the fifth-seeded Indiana Pacers and two games back of the..." June 23

  • Joel Embiid: “After 9 Years In America, I Finally Got My Driver’s Licence”

    Fadeaway World "Joel Embiid is one of the best players on earth. He’s currently on the second season of the five-year, $147-million dollar contract he signed in 2017, so you know he’s got most of his life figured out already. Being an NBA player obviously provides you several perks the..." June 17

  • 10 NBA stars likely to change teams this offseason

    Sportsnaut "Once the 2019-20 NBA season finally concludes in October, there’s going to be a mad rush of teams looking to sign star free agents and trade some of their own high-priced veterans.  Given that the offseason will be truncated before the 2020-21 campaign starts in..." June 17

  • Joel Embiid's deal protects 76ers in case of contractually specific injury

    ESPN "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid's five-year, $146.5 million maximum extension is essentially guaranteed but protects the franchise financially should Embiid suffer a contractually specific catastrophic injury, league sources told ESPN. Embiid, 23, signed the..." June 15

  • Joel Embiid has ‘something to prove’ when NBA resumes play

    NBA.com "Joel Embiid has been hitting the gym - preparing for an unknown future with championship aspirations still top of mind. Following a recent workout, he described his life during the hiatus - from sweat, to documentaries, to video games. Here’s some of what was..." June 10

  • Blockbuster Trade Idea: Joel Embiid And Al Horford For Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green And A Lottery Pick

    Fadeaway World "When the Warriors traded for Andrew Wiggins earlier this season, nobody was sure he’d be a long-term staple in their plans. With Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, the Warriors already have their core in place. Where does the young, offensive-minded Wiggins fit into..." June 04