HoopsHype Joel Embiid rumors


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Embiid's work ethic has been questioned by some inside the organization. The whispers ended after the center started doing on-court drills in March. However, a blow-up with assistant strength and conditioning coach James Davis was one of the reasons Embiid was sent home during a West Coast road trip in December. After he underwent surgery for a fractured right foot in June, Embiid missed his entire rookie season while rehabilitating his leg. Philadelphia Inquirer

An altercation with Davis during the West Coast trip, coupled with Brown's wanting him to be in "more of a structured, stable environment," prompted the Sixers to send him home, the sources said. "If you can't coach your best players, I call it buying time and dying," Brown said. "You have nothing. . . . "I tell my guys, you want me to coach you. You want to show up on time. You want to do the right thing. You want to act the right way." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Coach Brett Brown said he "personally" would be disappointed if Joel Embiid didn't play summer-league basketball. "Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league," Brown said. "But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in the position to say that now." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Brett Brown said he “personally” would be disappointed if Joel Embiid didn’t play in the summer league. “Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league,” Brown said. “But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in the position to say that now.” Brown raised a few eyebrows Wednesday when he would not commit on whether the 7-foot rookie center would play this summer. Embiid has missed the entire season as he recovers from right foot surgery. Brown continues to say that former Kansas standout is making progress. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Embiid took some standstill 3-pointers and worked on his mid-range shooting/low-post moves at less than full speed toward the end of Tuesday’s practice, which was open to select season-ticket holders. He hit eight of 11 straight-on 3s during one stretch. “Joel, when he’s out there dribbling the ball and shooting 3s like he is now, you’re just kind of in awe like, ‘Am I a step behind?’ ” said point guard Ish Smith. “He’s so far ahead of the curve.” The Intelligencer

“I see a bright future,” said Noel, who should finish in the top three in the Rookie of the Year voting. “I think Joel is very dynamic. “You do really start to see the pieces come together. It’s still early. Me and Joel have to continue to get more reps.” The Intelligencer

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Joel Embiid: Grayson Allen for #1 pick in the next draft.....Frank the Tank>>> Next DIRK lol... I still wish I could have played in the tournament though Twitter

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After a few games when his pregame routine wasn't quite as strenuous as it had been, Joel Embiid was back to getting in his normal work before last night's game. He was with Brett Brown before the game, working on his post moves and outside jump shot. Sunday in Los Angeles at the team's morning shootaround, Embiid shed his shirt and showed a very toned upper body. "He's ticking boxes in regards to increased time on the court, into reduced weight - his body weight is going down," Brown said. "It's a good sign that you're feeling pretty good about yourself. How about that, you see him drenched in sweat, he takes his shirt off. All fantastic signs that his needle is pointing in the right direction. We're trying to set the stage for a great summer. He sees that his reward will be summer league and trying to get ready for playing basketball again. He's most definitely heading in the right direction." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Tom Moore: SH will consider every option. Not out of question. RT @jbravoSK @JakePavorsky @Tom Moore I believe the Sixers might trade Embiid. Twitter @tmoore76ers

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