HoopsHype Joel Embiid rumors

August 4, 2014 Updates

Despite it being Embiid's first visit to Philadelphia, the organization did not formally introduce him to the city or Sixers' fans, but the 7-foot center posted plenty of tweets reflecting his stay in the City of Brotherly Love. "I wasn't expecting the city to be like that," Embiid said of his visit. "I was expecting it to be like Cleveland or Milwaukee, but it was way better. I got my first cheesesteak. I was visiting and it was great." Yahoo! Sports

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adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart. Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and Smart have signed contracts with adidas. Exact terms were not disclosed, but it was confirmed that both contracts will be multi-year deals. SLAM

July 11, 2014 Updates

Poor Joel Embiid. He tried so hard to get LeBron James to come to Philadelphia, but it looks like his recruiting tactics have failed. If you recall, Embiid, who was selected third overall by the 76ers in this year’s NBA Draft, took to Twitter soon after LeBron became a free agent to try and persuade him to come to Philly. Friday Embiid is coping with LeBron’s decision to return home to Cleveland. For The Win

July 9, 2014 Updates

Q: With taking Joel Embiid (sidelined probably for year) and Dario Saric (at least 2 more years in Turkey) do you look at Brett Brown at some point and maybe apologize? Sam Hinkie: I think Brett and I have been in lockstep so far. We really have. Behind closed doors he and I talk a lot about our program, and where it needs to build and where to find value in the kinds of decisions that are easy and the kinds of decisions that are hard, and really what the end in mind is. We talk about that a lot. I try to talk about it with lots and lots and lots of humility because we've got a long way to go. But it's important that we don't take our eye off what it is we are trying to do and how to get there. We have all sorts of pressures all the time - that voice on your shoulder, the frustration that crops up. We want to do what's best for the future. Philadelphia Inquirer

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Joel Embiid joined the Dan Patrick show on Friday and talked about an array of topics. Most notably, Embiid was a bit surprised the Sixers selected him at No. 3 overall. He thought, after suffering the stress fracture in his foot, he could fall into the teens or even all the way into the second round. CSNPhilly.com

June 28, 2014 Updates

Injured former Kansas center Joel Embiid, selected by Philadelphia with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, is likely to remain sidelined until February and perhaps miss the entire upcoming season while recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. "I've seen reported, some [say] four to six months," Hinkie said. "That's not the number I heard. The number I heard from the surgeon himself was five to eight months. Guess what our approach will be?" Delaware News Journal

June 27, 2014 Updates

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