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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: $31,579,390
Even more interesting is that Embiid’s offensive game is still improving, and despite the traditional start-of-season punishment, his projections are increasing. According to DARKO’s DPM, Embiid is in the top 10 in offense, top 5 in defense and second only to Giannis Antetokounmpo in overall DPM. Hofmann: Part of the reason for that is probably the amount of damage he does at the free-throw line. We talked about his midrange proficiency, and while it’s probably not always the most fun aspect to watch for a neutral party, he leverages the threat of that jumper into fouls. Kevin Durant gets credit as the league’s preeminent rip-through artist, but Embiid is right there with him. His foul-drawing expertise is a combination of old- and new-school techniques.
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid said “it’s going to take awhile” for him to fully round back into form after an extended bout with COVID-19. Embiid had his second straight rough shooting performance in Wednesday’s 88-87 loss to the Boston Celtics. “I would never use it as an excuse but obviously I think it’s going to take me awhile to get back, especially legs and cardio and all that stuff,” Embiid said after going 3-for-17 against Boston, making him a combined 7-for-33 across Philadelphia’s past two games. “But every single day I got to keep working hard, and keep getting better.”