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Joel Embiid

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Itís been more than two years in the making, but it appears Embiid is finally ready to make his NBA debut. Following a spectacular freshman season at Kansas in which he elicited Hakeem Olajuwon comparisons, Embiid was selected No. 3 overall by the 76ers in the 2014 NBA Draft...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2016
HT: 7' 2"   WT: 275 lbs   DOB: 3/16/1994  College: Kansas
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2014   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joel Embiid Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $13.88 million contract with the 76ers in July of 2014.

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Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo confirmed Monday that Embiid (foot) won't play in back-to-back sets this season, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.

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2016-17 Projections 22 PHI 52 19.7 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Joel Embiid

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#2 Center

1.  Jahlil Okafor

2.  Joel Embiid

3.  Nerlens Noel

4.  Richaun Holmes

5.  Elton Brand

6.  Shawn Long

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2016-17 Projections 22 PHI 52 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Joel Embiid

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Joel Embiid: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Embiid (foot) is expected to begin the season on a minutes restriction, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Head coach Brett Brown said he doesn't know if Embiid (foot) will be the starting center on opening night, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Enquirer reports.

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Embiid (foot) said Saturday that he feels "a hundred percent" healthy, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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Embiid (foot) is expected to see the court during the preseason, Derek Bodner of Philly Mag reports. "Physically, mentally, recent medical scans, everything is pointing in the right direction," 76ers coach Brett Brown said, regarding Embiid's health. "We're just very excited."

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Embiid (foot) continues to progress as expected and remains focused on getting back in playing shape for the start of training camp, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "We know [Embiid's] healthy," said Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce. "He's been in a great spot the past couple of months...he's just trying to get in basketball conditioning, [work on his] basketball skills and feel comfortable on the floor."

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Embiid (foot) has been cleared to resume light scrimmaging in five-on-five settings, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo officially ruled Embiid (foot) out of the Las Vegas Summer League, but said the center would travel with the team, Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com reports.

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Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said that while no decision has been made on Embiid's availability for summer league, it appears unlikely the center will be cleared to play, NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reports. "There's no timeline [for Embiid to play in summer league]. But until I hear a doctor tell me 'No summer league,' I will always say anything's open. But the likelihood of him playing summer league is nil."

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Embiid (foot) is expected to begin two-on-two scrimmaging later this week, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

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The 76ers have yet to determine whether Embiid (foot) will be available to play in the summer league, Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com reports.

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Embiid (foot) was on the court near the end of the 76ers' practice Monday and appeared to be showing increased mobility during his shooting drills, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

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Embiid (foot) traveled to Qatar for a second time this season to receive additional treatment from a specialist, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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2015-16

Undergoing foot surgery a week prior to the 2014 NBA Draft, Joel Embiid was selected third overall by the 76ers and didn't play a single game last season. A second foot surgery for a navicular stress fracture this August will sideline him a second straight season. During his lone season at Kansas, Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 2.6 blocks in 23 minutes per game while shooting 63 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free-throw line. Embiid embarked on his journey to the NBA at the age of 17 when former teammate and current free agent Luc Mbah a Moute spotted him at a basketball camp. The healing in Embiid's foot has been stymied by his still growing and developing body. Also, Embiid reportedly skipped steps in the rehab process, and his weight became a concern during the middle of the season, drawing question marks about his commitment level. Navicular stress fractures have a long-standing history of drastically handicapping a player's career, from Bill Walton to Yao Ming, and Embiid must wait until the 2016-17 season before playing his first game in the NBA.

2014-15

Joel Embiid is entering his rookie season in the NBA, having been drafted with the third-overall pick this June. In his only season at Kansas, he averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 2.6 blocks in 23 minutes per game through 28 games played. He shot 63 percent from the field on 6.1 attempts per game and 69 percent from the free-throw line on 5.1 attempts per game. Embiid shows strong instincts on both sides of the ball, but his game unpolished in some respects, in part because he has only played organized basketball for three seasons. Offensively, he has shown great talent as a finisher, scoring on 76 percent of his attempts at the rim. Defensively, he is a strong rim protector and won All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. His biggest weakness is his relatively poor performance when he played against larger big men in college. Embiid is often compared to Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, but due to his struggles to remain healthy, he is also occasionally compared to Greg Oden. Embiid had surgery on his right foot in June, and the earliest projections for recovery would allow him to return to the court in March. In light of how the 76ers handled the recovery of Nerlens Noel last season, it's likely that Embiid will not play at all this season.