Joel Embiid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joel Embiid On Perceived Issues With Ben Simmons: “It’s B.S.”

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid doesn't have time for anyone who thinks he and Ben Simmons can't coexist with the Philadelphia 76ers.  Speaking to reporters Saturday, the All-Star center called it "BS" that his style of play doesn't mesh well with what Simmons brings..." February 15

  • 5 realistic trade proposals for Sixers star Joel Embiid

    Sportsnaut "We’ve seen the frustration on his face. We’ve heard the Philadelphia 76ers fans boo him. We’ve watched the team struggle as a whole at times this season. Things are not going too swimmingly for All-Star center Joel Embiid and his Sixers right now. It has led to..." February 14

  • Brett Brown firing more likely than Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons trade this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers have two All-Star players in Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, two guys who can be foundational pieces of a franchise, and the team has given absolutely no indication there is a plan to break them up. That hasn’t stopped other teams from keeping..." February 12

  • If The 76ers Move Joel Embiid, These 5 Teams Make Sense

    Fadeaway World "It wasn’t too long ago when Joel Embiid was viewed as the savior of the Philadelphia 76ers. After a stellar rookie season that was cut short due to injury, many people expected the Sixers to be the next dynasty in the league as going into the 2017 NBA draft, the Sixers were able to trade..." February 12

  • People Around The League Think Sixers Could Give Up On Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid Duo

    Clutch Points "There are numerous people inside NBA circles who believe the Philadelphia 76ers will trade either Joel Embiid or Ben Simmons this summer, according to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. This echoes a recent report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggesting teams are..." February 12

  • How The Miami Heat Can Land Joel Embiid And Create A Superteam

    Fadeaway World "Joel Embiid is arguably the best player for a Philadelphia 76ers team that should legitimately be a contender in the East. He has all the tools to dominate the game, including a traditional post-up game and even range extending to the three-point line. Embiid is also a very dominant defensive..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid ‘cool’ with 76ers fans booing him: ‘It’s all love’

    Yardbarker "Joel Embiid was booed by Philadelphia 76ers fans packed inside Wells Fargo Center before and during Tuesday night’s game, and the superstar acknowledged afterward he anticipated such a response in light of his antics earlier in the week. Ahead of a showdown with the..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid Needs Space to Be a Hero

    Bleacher Report "Joel Embiid introduced a little drama to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. One night later, he helped erase it during a 110-103 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers. "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain,"..." February 12

  • Marcus Morris refuses to comment on the altercation with Joel Embiid to avoid a fine

    Talk Basket "As reported earlier, Marcus Morris and Joel Embiid had an altercation during the game between the Clippers and the Sixers. " February 12

  • Philadelphia Sports Radio Rips Joel Embiid

    Fadeaway World "Joel Embiid hasn’t been on the best terms with the Philadelphia 76ers and their fans in recent hours, with the big man receiving boos and criticism. Some roster issues and the lack of good results from the team have taken to this situation, and JoJo is getting all the bad..." February 12

  • Joel Embiid Gets Booed by 76ers Fans During Player Introductions

    Complex "Has Joel Embiid turned heel in Philadelphia? On Monday, Embiid posted a photo of himself on Instagram quieting the Wells Fargo Center crowd with the quote, "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the..." February 11

  • 76ers' coach Brett Brown on Joel Embiid Instagram controversy: 'Is it ideal? Maybe not. Is it Joel? Yes.'

    Philly Voice "Less than 24 hours after Joel Embiid shook up the Philadelphia area with a simple Instagram comment, his head coach had the opportunity to weigh in on the impact of Embiid's social media use. Brett Brown, who has repeatedly and publicly made it a point to claim he avoids social media, sees..." February 11

  • Stephen A.: Joel Embiid Hasn't Been Happy with 76ers Since Jimmy Butler Left

    Bleacher Report "ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said Tuesday that Jimmy Butler leaving the Philadelphia 76ers for the Miami Heat during the offseason has led to Sixers All-Star center Joel Embiid being "unhappy" this season.  Appearing on ESPN's First..." February 11

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid being recruited by Jimmy Butler

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid made a shushing gesture to the Philadelphia crowd that had earlier booed the 76ers after hitting a dagger to beat the Bulls on Sunday. While he initially said that the gesture was intended as a sign to himself about not playing up to lofty standards, his recent social..." February 10

  • Joel Embiid breaks promise to stop trolling after just three weeks

    Sporting News "Last month, Joel Embiid wrote in the Players' Tribune that his trolling was a thing of the past. No more cryptic messages, no more memes, no more antagonizing opponents. "Once I'm holding that (NBA championship) trophy in my hands," Embiid wrote,..." February 10

  • Teams preparing for possibility Sixers will trade Joel Embiid?

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia 76ers are in the midst of a ho-hum season that currently sees them as the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. The backdrop here is head coach Brett Brown being on the hot seat, criticism directed at Ben Simmons and some frustration on the part of fellow All-Star Joel..." February 10

  • Joel Embiid takes frustration out on fans

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are having an extremely weird season, and it continued on Sunday when they barely beat the lowly Chicago Bulls, 118-111. But before we get to what happened in this game, let's go back a bit to set the stage. As everyone is aware, the Sixers..." February 10

  • Sixers GM Elton Brand addresses the Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid 'problem'

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers are led by two of the NBA's brightest young stars in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. They are both All-Stars, they have shined on the game's biggest stage, and they have led the Sixers to success in recent seasons. Yet, due to some shortcomings by both,..." February 09

  • Shaquille O’Neal roasts Sixers’ Joel Embiid for performance vs. Bucks

    Sporting News "Joel Embiid was the Big Charmin on Thursday, in Shaquille O'Neal's view. Shaq spared no feelings with his halftime critique on TNT of Embiid's play against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the East-leading Bucks. He pointed out multiple examples of Embiid playing "soft, with..." February 07

  • Joel Embiid On Whether The Sixers Have An Offensive Identity Right Now: “No We Don’t. Spacing Is An Issue.”

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers are in a 3-game losing streak right now, after losses to the Hawks by 10, Celtics by 21 and Heat by 31. This has set the alarms on in Philly, as the team is getting in a downward spiral just when the season is reaching its most important stages. While Al..." February 06

  • Joel Embiid Wore #24 and Yelled 'Kobe!' as He Hit a Fadeaway For His 24th Points

    The Big Lead "Joel Embiid had 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Philadelphia 76ers' 115-104 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. Embiid wore #24 in honor of Kobe Bryant. Embiid had to get extra special permission to wear the number since the Sixers retired it in 1986 to honor Hall of Famer..." January 29

  • Joel Embiid Returning to the Court for the Sixers

    Heavy "After missing the past nine contests, Joel Embiid will make his return to the court for the Philadelphia 76ers. He will start the contest. The big man had been pushing for a return to the court, as our own Mike Greger relayed earlier today. Embiid was motivated to get..." January 28

  • Joel Embiid returns to practice after surgery: ‘Next week, I’m hoping to play’

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s been just two weeks since Philadelphia center Joel Embiid underwent surgery on his left hand. Yet on Friday, Embiid returned to practice with the 76ers without restriction and believes he can be back on the court sometime next week. “Just trying to get back..." January 24

  • NBA All-Star Game 2020: Lakers' LeBron James and Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named captains

    NBA.com "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 10 players that will start in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. To determine the 10 starters, fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote (five players from each conference). Current NBA players and a media panel each accounted for 25 percent of the..." January 23

  • Pascal Siakam now has the second-most votes among frontcourt players in the Eastern Conference, passes Joel Embiid

    NBA.com "The NBA has revealed the third fan vote returns for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Fans account for 50 percent of the final vote for this year's All-Star Game, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago on Feb. 17. The other 50 percent is made up by current players and a..." January 16

  • Joel Embiid: 'The Only Way Is Through'

    The Player's Tribune "T I got a little story for you.   January 15

  • Joel Embiid, Under Armour to launch signature shoe later this year

    ESPN "To close the opening day of Under Armour's Human Performance Summit, Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid announced he will launch his first signature shoe with the company later this fall. Officially dubbed the Under Armour Embiid 1, the late 2020..." January 14

  • The Sixers are finally built to survive Joel Embiid's absence

    The Score "Before their game against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers learned they would need to get by without their franchise player for at least a little while. Joel Embiid, who gruesomely dislocated his ring finger on Monday, would undergo surgery and then be re-evaluated in..." January 11

  • Three ways the 76ers can survive without Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "As if losing four of their past six games wasn't bad enough, the 76ers will now be without their top player for what could be an extended period. Philadelphia announced that Joel Embiid will undergo surgery Friday after suffering a torn ligament in his..." January 10

  • Ranking the Top 10 Centers in the NBA

    The Big Lead "1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Generally, building your franchise around a 7-foot, 250-pound center in the year 2020 is frowned upon, but Jokic is more of a point guard trapped in Bryant Reeves' body. He was the All-NBA First Team center last season and will turn 25 next month. It..." January 10

  • Can Ben Simmons and the Sixers Evolve with Joel Embiid Out?

    Bleacher Report "There's no way to frame Joel Embiid's absence as a positive, but if you squint hard enough at the situation, you can at least talk yourself into it being the kind of challenge that presents an opportunity. The Philadelphia 76ers announced Embiid would undergo..." January 10

  • 76ers' Center Joel Embiid to Undergo Surgery on Hand Injury, to be Reevaluated in 1-2 Weeks

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss time after suffering a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.  Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN later reported Embiid will undergo..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Joel Embiid to miss Thursday's game due to finger injury, will see specialist

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers wont have big man Joel Embiid for Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics. Embiid will miss the contest due to a left ring finger injury. Embiid is meeting with a specialist to determine the severity of the issue, according to Serena Winters of NBCS..." January 08

  • Joel Embiid after gutsy effort vs. Thunder: I 'could only play with 1 hand'

    The Score "Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid suffered a gruesome dislocated left finger during the first quarter of Monday's 120-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he battled through the rest of the contest after initially exiting. The 7-foot center..." January 07

  • Joel Embiid questionable vs. Celtics after dislocating finger

    ESPN "Joel Embiid said he could miss Thursday's showdown with the Boston Celtics after dislocating his left ring finger in the first quarter of Monday night's 120-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center. "That's a..." January 07

  • Joel Embiid’s Finger Turned in Wrong Direction in Gruesome Injury

    Heavy "Joel Embiid sustained a gruesome finger injury in the first quarter of the Thunder-76ers game. Embiid’s finger turned in the opposite direction and his hand looks horrific in the photo below. Embiid somehow managed to return the game with his hand heavily taped. The..." January 06

  • Joel Embiid frustrated by 76ers' 4-game losing streak: 'It's taking a toll on me'

    The Score "Center Joel Embiid didn't mince words after the Philadelphia 76ers' losing streak reached a season-high four games Friday with a 118-108 defeat to the Houston Rockets. "Losing four in a row sucks, and it doesn't feel like we're getting better,"..." January 04

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • Did Joel Embiid take shot at Ben Simmons in criticizing team?

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has proven he’s willing to go after anyone in his career. Now, the All-Star is seemingly taking a few shots at teammate Ben Simmons with his comments on Thursday. Speaking to reporters about the team’s struggles offensively, Embiid..." January 02

  • Joel Embiid's costly turnover epitomizes a Sixers team that continues to struggle in late-game situations

    CBS Sports " Joel Embiid was the best player on the court in Philly's 117-116 overtime loss to the Heat on Saturday night. He finished with 35 points and 11 rebounds on 11-of-16 shooting, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range and 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. He was dominant..." December 29

  • Sixers-Bucks Borders on Rivalry, Joel Embiid Calls Bucks ‘Beatable’

    Heavy "The Sixers and Bucks might be the two best teams in the Eastern Conference. That fact alone doesn’t make for a meaningful rivalry. Despite dropping three of its last five games, Philadelphia (22-10) remains one of the top dogs in the East and expectations on a potential trip to..." December 25

  • Joel Embiid: 76ers were ‘playing scared’ in home loss to Mavericks

    Larry Brown Sports "Joel Embiid had some harsh words for his Philadelphia 76ers after their blowout home loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. The Sixers lost 117-98 to the Mavericks and played poorly on defense. They allowed Dallas to shoot 51.8 percent from the field and 42.4 percent on..." December 21

  • Pistons’ Andre Drummond calls Joel Embiid vs. Karl-Anthony Towns scuffle a ‘sissy fight’

    Clutch Points "Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond says the fight between Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was a “sissy fight.” Neither Towns nor Embiid landed a punch. The..." December 18

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid working on solidifying post game

    Philly Voice "Joel Embiid walked over to talk to reporters on Tuesday drenched in sweat and slightly out of breath. A sign of a recovery from recent illness, being out of shape, or working hard?  Perhaps a combination of all three. Embiid was the last man remaining in the gym on Tuesday..." December 17

  • Joel Embiid expected to play Wednesday vs. Heat

    SI "A sudden sickness has caused Philadelphia 76ers superstar center Joel Embiid to miss last Sunday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. After playing in a back to back and getting Saturday off, it didn't seem like there was a possibility the 76ers would prevent Embiid from playing in..." December 17

  • In quest for an Joel Embiid stopper, Celtics best option might be what they've got

    NBC Sports Boston "Joel Embiid’s dominant two-way performance Thursday night in Boston won’t do much to ease fans who remain convinced that Celtics bigs aren't stout enough to hold up in an Eastern Conference in which many of Boston’s primary rivals — including Philadelphia, Milwaukee,..." December 16

  • Enes Kanter admits he told Joel Embiid to ignore criticisms and just ‘play his game’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter is without question one of the biggest trash talkers in the league today. However, the 27-year-old veteran broke character a bit on Thursday, as he provided some legitimately constructive advice for Joel Embiid as the C’s took on..." December 13

  • Raptors' Serge Ibaka says he nearly goaltended Kawhi Leonard’s iconic playoff shot: ‘I would’ve retired’

    NBC Sports "Kawhi Leonard hit one of the biggest shots in NBA history – a buzzer-beater that bounced, bounced, bounced, bounced in during Game 7 of last year’s second-round Raptors-76ers series and propelled Toronto toward an eventual title. Raptors forward Serge..." December 13

  • Sixers' Joel Embiid after torching Celtics: 'I like being criticized'

    USA Today "Sometimes players need criticism to light a fire under them. In the case of Joel Embiid, it lit a big fire under him to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-109 road win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday. NBA legends-turned-analysts Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley..." December 13