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: $25,467,250
Toronto assistant coach Phil Handy — an Oakland native — addressed the team after Game 3 of the semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers for not taking exception to Joel Embiid’s flying airplane gesture after a windmill dunk, sources told Yahoo Sports. Embiid had led the Sixers to a 116-95 victory with 33 points on 9-of-18 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and five blocks. Handy’s postgame message, sources said, was heard loud and clear: showboating would not be tolerated and it should infuriate them. The Raptors responded.
The goal for the 76ers is to find the right complementary guy. They want to use the 24th pick in the NBA draft on someone who can fit in with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, two soon-to-be free agents they hope to re-sign. “That’s hopefully somebody that can come in and contribute right away,” Vince Rozman, the Sixers’ senior director or scouting, said on Monday.
The game-clinching, step back three-pointer over Joel Embiid in Game 4 of the second round. The series-clinching, four-bounce fadeaway from the right corner in Game 7. The gimpy, 52-minute, double-overtime effort in Game 3 of the conference finals. And the fearless, fourth-quarter step-back three-pointer over Brook Lopez in Game 5. Four iconic moments, a few murals and countless memes, all from a two-month journey that isn’t over just yet. The Raptors are in the NBA Finals – a place that Leonard hasn’t been since upstaging James five years ago, a place Toronto has never been, a place where they all are because Leonard is here. “I don’t know how many good things I can say about him,” Nurse said. “He’s just so good. And again, I’m seeing a level of competitive greatness out of him. It’s just his willing those shots in almost, it seems like, and going down and locking up somebody and taking the ball from them. It’s great competitive desire.”
That meant that LeBron James did not get a first team All-NBA selection for the first time in 11 years, since he was named to the second team in 2007. James did, however, extend his streak of consecutive All-NBA selections to 15 — tying him with Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most in NBA history — by earning a third-team nod in his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers. The second team consisted of Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving at guard, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard at forward and Joel Embiid at center. Beyond James, the third team consisted of Russell Westbrook and Kemba Walker at guard, Blake Griffin at forward and Rudy Gobert at center.
4 weeks ago via ESPN