Joel Embiid Rumors

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Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid
Position: C
Born: 03/16/94
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $27,504,630
You played with Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns. Now you’re playing with Deandre Ayton. What have you seen in Ayton that makes you think he could be a special big? Dario Saric: Both of them are really good offensively. Both of them are probably top three, top two big men in the league. Deandre is extremely talented. He’s a guy who for sure one day could come upon that level like those two guys. I don’t know if that’ll be next year, this year, for two years, three years, but what I see from him is similar. He can shoot. He can play on the low post. He’s great on defense. I think he can be like them. He’s got the potential to be like them, maybe even better than them. One day, he will be on their level.
Harrell’s situation is more complicated. Offensively, he’s probably the team’s best option at the 5. Green offers more stretch, and Zubac has the size to screen and crash the glass, but Harrell’s ability to score from the post and bulldoze his way to the rim gives the Clippers a valuable paint presence. His passing is emerging, which may be the element that cements his status as a closer. But on the other end of the floor, Harrell, who is closer to 6-foot-7 than his listed height of 6-8, is limited by his size. His 7-4 wingspan partially makes up for that, but when the Clippers face elite 5s like Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic or Anthony Davis, rolling with Zubac or Green might make more sense because of their larger frames and superior defense and rebounding.