Boris Diaw says Joel Embiid wanted to play for French national team

Could Joel Embiid have been part helping the French national team pursue the EuroBasket crown? According to national team GM Boris Diaw , the Philadelphia 76ers big man was considering joining the team for the 2022 EuroBasket. Diaw indicated that Embiid is in the process of being registered as a French national team player , were not for a surgery to his injured finger, he could have been part of the French team. “His [Joel Embiid’s] request for naturalization has been accepted,” said. “We know that he’s still waiting for…

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Doncic and Embiid named NBA POTY

Monday the National Basketball Association named thierplpayers of the week for (Week 25) games played April 4-10. Joel Embiid was named Eastern Conference POTY, while Luka Doncic took honors for the Western Conference. Eastern Conference- Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid did what he needed to do, which is more than cane be said of his bearded co-staar, to make sure the Sixers entered the postseason on a high note. The MVP contender and newly minted scoring champ emphatically lead Philalelphis to a 3-1 week , averaging a whopping 38.7…

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Joel Embiid agrees to supermax extension with 76ers

From nba news services: All-Star center Joel Embiid is reportedly staying with the Philadelphia 76ers after agreeing to a supermax contract with the team. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196 million deal that will keep him with the 76ers through the 2026-27 season. Per reports, the deal guarantees Embiid a total of $261 million because he was already set to make $65 million in the final two seasons under the terms of his current deal. Sources: 76ers star…

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Joel Embiid to start Game 1 against Atlanta

According ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, per a source, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will start Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks. Embiid suffered a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee when he took a tumble in Game 4 of the team’s opening round series against the the Washington Wizards. He was going to be initially considered a game-time decision. This season has arguably been Embiid’s best, he came into the season in better shape and averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds on .513/.377/.859 shooting splits and was a contender…

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Joel Embiid has small meniscus tear

From nba.com: Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss Game 5 against the Washington Wizards (7 ET, NBA TV) because of a knee injury, the team announced Wednesday. An MRI revealed a small lateral meniscus tear in Embiid’s right knee and he will be day-to-day going forward. Per the team, Embiid’s injury will “be managed with a physical therapy and treatment program.” The Sixers lead the Wizards 3-1 in the first-round Eastern Conference series. The Kia MVP finalist wound up on the floor behind the baseline after having his shot blocked by…

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Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid out of All-Star Game

from the NBA: NEW YORK — Prior to traveling to Atlanta, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had contact with an individual who is confirmed today to have tested positive for the coronavirus.  As a result, Embiid (Team Durant) and Simmons (Team LeBron) will not play in tonight’s NBA All-Star Game. Participation for other All-Stars and members of the 76ers coaching staff in Atlanta is not affected because they were not exposed to the individual in Philadelphia.

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Joel Embiid out versus Pacers

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not be in the lineup for the team’s game against the Indiana Pacers due to left knee soreness, as reported by Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. This will be the seventh game that Embiid has missed this season. Expect a more productive Al Horford tonight; Pompey adds that in the games where Embiid has been absent, Horford has averaged 18.6 ppg, a full six points higher than his season average.

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Joel Embiid out against Magic

With the term “load management” now drawing ire of fans, some current players and the perceived curmudgeons of previous eras, a new term has surfaced, “injury maintenance”. It is this latest tatic, that teams will employ to attempt to rest players and it is the reason the 76ers are claiming as to why center Joel Embiid will not play against the Orlando Magic. Let us see how this attempted Jedi Mind Trick goes over with the NBA as more teams go down this road.

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October 29 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performers pt rb ast Joel EmbiidPHI @ ATL 36 13 5   10-10 ft James HardenHOU vs. OKC 40 3 7   21-22 ft Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. CHO 30 7 6   2 stl , 3 blk Bobby PortisNYK vs. CHI 28 11 2   2 blk Stephen CurryGSW @ NOP 26 3 11   3 stl Jonathan IsaacORL @ TOR 24 7 0   5-7 3-pt B. BogdanovićUTA @ PHO 29 5 2   2 stl Richaun HolmesSAC vs. DEN 24 13 0   2 blk W. CarterCHI @ NYK 20 10 2   3 blk Brandon…

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May 3, 2019 NBA Playoff Recap

Top Performers Joel EmbiidPHI vs. TOR 33 10 3 12-13 ft, 5 blk Jimmy ButlerPHI vs. TOR 22 9 9 3 stl Kawhi LeonardTOR @ PHI 33 4 3 Pascal SiakamTOR @ PHI 20 3 1 Tobias HarrisPHI vs. TOR 13 8 5 2 blk Danny GreenTOR @ PHI 13 6 1 J.J. RedickPHI vs. TOR 15 1 1 Ben SimmonsPHI vs. TOR 10 7 7 James EnnisPHI vs. TOR 10 5 1 Marc GasolTOR @ PHI 7 6 2 2 stl,  Yesterday’s Scores Toronto Raptors  95 Philadelphia 76ers  116…

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