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Joel Embiid

23-Year-Old       Philadelphia 76ers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

20.2

REB

7.8

AST

2.1

STL

0.9

BLK

2.5

2017-18 NBA Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After two years on the sidelines struggling through foot injuries, Embiid finally took the floor in 2016-17. The third pick in the 2014 draft was a revelation as a rookie, ranking as a top-40 per game Fantasy performer, despite averaging only 25.4 minutes per game. He averag...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2017
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. 76ers exercised contract option for the 2017-18 season in October of 2016.

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Sixers GM Brian Colangelo said Wednesday that Embiid (knee) will participate when the Sixers open training camp next week, though it's unclear if he'll be fully cleared, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.

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Joel Embiid NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2016-17 22 PHI 31 25.4 20.2 7.8 2.1 0.9 2.5 1.2 46.6 78.3 3.8 2.0 5.9 3.2 36.7 6.5 13.8 6.2 7.9
2017-18 Projections 23 PHI 60 29.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joel Embiid

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Joel Embiid
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 1 @MIA 125-98 Did Not Play
Feb 27 GSW 108-119 Did Not Play
Feb 25 @NYK 110-109 Did Not Play
Feb 24 WAS 120-112 Did Not Play
Feb 15 @BOS 116-108 Did Not Play
Feb 13 @CHA 99-105 Did Not Play
Feb 11 MIA 117-109 Did Not Play
Feb 9 @ORL 111-112 Did Not Play
Feb 8 SAS 103-111 Did Not Play
Feb 6 @DET 113-96 Did Not Play
Feb 4 @MIA 125-102 Did Not Play
Feb 2 @SAS 102-86 Did Not Play
Feb 1 @DAL 113-95 Did Not Play
Jan 30 SAC 122-119 Did Not Play
Jan 29 @CHI 121-108 Did Not Play
Jan 27 HOU 118-123 28 32 7 4 3 2 5 11 20 6 6 4 6 1 6 3
Jan 25 @MIL 109-114 Did Not Play
Jan 24 LAC 121-110 Did Not Play
Jan 21 @ATL 110-93 Did Not Play
Jan 20 POR 93-92 22 18 10 5 0 4 5 7 14 4 9 0 0 3 7 2
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Jan 18 TOR 94-89 27 26 9 2 1 2 4 6 13 12 14 2 5 0 9 5
Jan 16 @MIL 104-113 28 22 13 2 2 5 4 4 9 13 18 1 3 3 10 3
Jan 14 @WAS 109-93 Did Not Play
Jan 13 CHA 102-93 28 24 8 1 2 3 5 6 12 12 14 0 5 0 8 5
Jan 11 NYK 98-97 27 21 14 1 1 1 1 7 20 6 7 1 3 5 9 3
Jan 8 @BKN 95-105 24 20 5 4 0 2 3 8 14 4 5 0 3 1 4 4
Jan 6 @BOS 110-106 26 23 8 3 0 2 4 6 12 10 10 1 3 0 8 6
Jan 3 MIN 93-91 30 25 8 3 1 2 3 8 20 8 11 1 3 5 3 3
Dec 30 @DEN 122-124 29 23 6 5 2 3 5 5 13 12 14 1 5 3 3 6
Dec 29 @UTA 100-83 Did Not Play
Dec 26 @SAC 102-100 29 25 8 1 2 2 8 8 17 8 9 1 4 4 4 5
Dec 23 @PHO 123-116 28 27 7 1 0 2 3 8 15 10 11 1 3 0 7 3
Dec 20 NOP 93-108 25 11 6 1 1 1 2 4 12 3 5 0 3 0 6 5
Dec 18 BKN 108-107 27 33 10 1 2 3 3 12 17 7 8 2 3 2 8 2
Dec 16 LAL 89-100 29 15 4 2 0 2 3 5 14 3 8 2 4 2 2 2
Dec 14 TOR 114-123 27 9 6 5 1 2 4 3 6 3 5 0 2 1 5 5
Dec 11 @DET 79-97 Did Not Play
Dec 8 @NOP 88-99 27 14 7 2 3 4 3 5 15 4 5 0 5 3 4 3
Dec 6 @MEM 96-91 Did Not Play
Dec 5 DEN 98-106 26 16 4 1 0 5 3 5 15 5 6 1 3 1 3 3
Dec 3 BOS 106-107 Did Not Play
Dec 2 ORL 88-105 27 25 10 4 0 0 0 10 21 2 2 3 5 4 6 3
Nov 28 @TOR 122-95 Did Not Play
Nov 27 CLE 108-112 25 22 9 4 0 3 3 8 18 3 5 3 4 4 5 2
Nov 25 CHI 89-105 Did Not Play
Nov 23 MEM 99-104 27 12 11 3 1 3 7 4 10 3 4 1 4 1 10 5
Nov 21 MIA 101-94 23 22 5 0 1 3 1 7 13 7 9 1 2 0 5 2
Nov 19 PHO 120-105 20 26 7 2 0 2 3 9 14 5 6 3 5 0 7 4
Nov 17 @MIN 110-86 22 10 10 0 0 1 2 4 9 2 4 0 1 4 6 3
Nov 16 WAS 109-102 Did Not Play
Nov 14 @HOU 115-88 23 13 10 1 1 2 6 6 10 1 1 0 2 2 8 5
Nov 12 @ATL 117-96 Did Not Play
Nov 11 IND 109-105 26 25 7 2 0 2 5 6 18 12 14 1 3 3 4 3
Nov 9 @IND 122-115 Did Not Play
Nov 7 UTA 84-109 19 14 9 0 1 1 5 4 8 6 9 0 0 4 5 5
Nov 5 CLE 101-102 25 22 6 2 1 4 6 7 13 4 4 4 4 2 4 3
Nov 2 @CHA 109-93 Did Not Play
Nov 1 ORL 101-103 25 18 10 3 0 4 4 6 12 6 9 0 1 3 7 2
Oct 29 ATL 72-104 15 14 2 1 1 2 3 5 9 3 4 1 1 0 2 3
Oct 26 OKC 97-103 22 20 7 0 0 2 4 6 16 7 8 1 3 0 7 4

Joel Embiid – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #8 Power Forward

1.  Joel Embiid

2.  Richaun Holmes

3.  Jahlil Okafor

4.  Amir Johnson

5.  Dario Saric

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True Shooting Percentage

58.4%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Joel Embiid had a true shooting percentage of 58.4%.

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Joel Embiid NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2016-17 22 PHI 31 36.0 28.7 11.1 3.0 1.2 3.5 1.6 46.6 78.3 5.4 2.8 8.3 4.5 36.7 9.2 19.6 8.7 11.2
2017-18 Projections 23 PHI 60 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joel Embiid

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Joel Embiid NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2016-17 22 PHI 31 786 627 243 66 27 76 36 46.6 78.3 117 61 182 98 36.7 200 429 191 244
2017-18 Projections 23 PHI 60 1752 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joel Embiid

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Joel Embiid NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2016-17 22 PHI 31 25.4 58.4 50.8 9.2 16.3 0.6 20.6
2017-18 Projections 23 PHI 60 29.2 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Joel Embiid

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

Embiid (knee) has yet to be cleared for 5-on-5 scrimmaging, with general manager Bryan Colangelo adding that his regimen is 'hyper-conservative' and 'criteria-based', Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com reports.

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Embiid (knee) has not yet been cleared for full-court, contact workouts, the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

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Embiid (knee) is performing non-contact drills and expects to be cleared for full-contact 5-on-5 by training camp, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.

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Embiid (knee) will not play in summer league, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Embiid (knee) indicated he expects to get back on the court in two-to-three weeks, Matt Petersen of NBA.com reports.

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Embiid (knee) underwent a successful knee surgery Friday, 76ers' Director of Public Relations Michael Preston reports.

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Embiid (knee) will undergo surgery in the coming few days to repair the partially torn meniscus in his left knee.

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Embiid (knee) is "very likely" to undergo knee surgery, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports.

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Embiid (knee) is expected to require surgery to repair his partially torn left meniscus, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

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The 76ers announced Wednesday that Embiid (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

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Embiid is experiencing some swelling in his left knee and has been ruled out indefinitely, Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Embiid (knee) went through another full practice Thursday, but is set to miss the next four games, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.

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2016-17

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. The 76ers drafted Embiid with the understanding that he had an existing stress fracture in his right foot, but the seven-footerís immense upside still made him too tempting to pass up. That said, the organization likely wasnít prepared for how problematic the centerís foot issues would ultimately prove to be. He was sidelined for the entire 2014-15 season after undergoing foot surgery and endured more complications in his recovery than expected, requiring a second procedure on the foot last August that sidelined him for the 2015-16 campaign. Fortunately, the rehab process has gone much more smoothly for Embiid this time around, as he was cleared to begin working out in December and has steadily increased his on-court activities throughout the summer. Embiid has claimed that his foot is now fully healed heading into training camp, and though the team brass has indicated he wonít be subjected to any medical-related limitations in his rookie season, the big man will likely face minute restrictions on some level while he works to regain conditioning following the lengthy layoff. Additionally, Embiid will have to contend with former first-round picks Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel for playing time at center, though one of those two players could eventually get shipped elsewhere to clear out the logjam in the frontcourt. Despite his lack of game action the last two years, the hype still remains high for the talented Embiid, but the 76ers arenít counting on him to immediately emerge as a nightly double-double threat. Instead, the main goal seems to be simply getting Embiid through the season with his health fully intact, an achievement that would go a long way toward convincing the organization that heís a worthy building block for the long haul.

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.