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Giannis Antetokounmpo or Joel Embiid (2021)


Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
Expert
Recommendation
86%
Recommended by
12 of 14 experts
14%
Recommended by
2 of 14 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 7# 10
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 12# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 10
Best Rank# 3# 4
Worst Rank# 12# 16
   
Projections 
   
Minutes33.330.9
Field Goals Made10.18.9
Field Goals Att17.517.8
Field Goals %.577.499
Three Points Made1.11.2
Three Points Att4.33.6
Three Points %.334.326
Free Throws Made6.28.2
Free Throws Att9.19.9
Free Throws %.685.828
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
Rebounds11.311.1
Assists5.52.9
Turnovers3.33.1
Steals1.20.9
Blocks1.11.4
Points27.527.1
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Alex Rikleen
RotoWire
# 5# 8
   
Keith Lott
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 16
   
Mauricio Castillo
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 9
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 7# 8
   
Aaron Larson
FantasyPros
# 3# 8
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 5# 9
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 7# 10
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 8# 9
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 6# 11
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 4# 13
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 8# 4
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Player Statistics Comparison
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2020 Stats 
   
   
Minutes2,0131,585
   
Field Goals Made626461
   
Field Goals Att1,100899
   
Field Goals %.569.513
   
Three Points Made6758
   
Three Points Att221154
   
Three Points %.303.377
   
Free Throws Made398471
   
Free Throws Att581548
   
Free Throws %.685.860
   
Offensive Rebound96113
   
Rebounds670538
   
Assists357145
   
Turnovers207159
   
Steals7151
   
Blocks7369
   
Points1,7171,451
   
Player Projections Comparison
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
2021 Projections 
   
   
Minutes33.330.9
   
Field Goals Made10.18.9
   
Field Goals Att17.517.8
   
Field Goals %.577.499
   
Three Points Made1.11.2
   
Three Points Att4.33.6
   
Three Points %.334.326
   
Free Throws Made6.28.2
   
Free Throws Att9.19.9
   
Free Throws %.685.828
   
Offensive Rebound0.00.0
   
Rebounds11.311.1
   
Assists5.52.9
   
Turnovers3.33.1
   
Steals1.20.9
   
Blocks1.11.4
   
Points27.527.1
   
Notes for Player Combination
  Giannis Antetokounmpo
F - MIL
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Joel Embiid
C - PHI
Joel Embiid
News 
 Milwaukee Bucks PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) will play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday after suffering a hyperextended left knee during the Eastern Conference Finals, per Shams Charania.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, Jul 6th
Sources tell ESPN that Sixers All-Star C Joel Embiid has agreed to a four-year, $196M supermax contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2026-27 season.
Adam Koffler
Tue, Aug 17th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo has been upgraded to questionable ahead of game one of the NBA finals on Tuesday between Milwaukee and Phoenix.
Ari Koslow
Tue, Jul 6th
Joel Embiid scored 31 points (11-21 Fg, 2-5 3Pt, 7-10 Ft) 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block across 40 minutes in the Sixers 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.
Chris Ferro
Mon, Jun 21st
 Milwaukee Bucks PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) is listed as doubtful for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns.
Matthew MacKay
Tue, Jul 6th
Joel Embiid scored 37 points (12-20 Fg, 11-13 Ft, 2-4 3Pt) 13 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and two steals across 39 minutes in the Sixers 109-106 loss to the Hawks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Chris Ferro
Thu, Jun 17th
 Giannis Antetokounmpo's status for game one of the NBA finals on Tuesday remains in question.
Ari Koslow
Mon, Jul 5th
Sixers' big man Joel Embiid had 17 points (4-20 FG, 1-4 3PT, 8-8 FT), 21 rebounds, and four assists in 103-100 loss to the Hawks on Monday.
Jack Mannis
Tue, Jun 15th
 Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) has officially been ruled out for Game 6 on Saturday.
Adam Koffler
Sat, Jul 3rd
Joel Embiid is available to play on Friday ahead of game three of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the 76ers and Hawks.
Ari Koslow
Fri, Jun 11th
Notes 
 The two-time MVP, reigning world champion, and Finals MVP is an easy first-round selection in fantasy drafts, but unless he can improve his awful FT shooting (sub-70% last two seasons), he's a mid-first-round type of guy. His elite scoring, rebounding, and assists are dragged down by his three-point shooting and struggles from the charity stripe. In a points league, Giannis is a no-brainer top-2 pick, but his value in categories leagues is a bit lower.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros
On a per-game basis, Embiid is nearly unrivaled at center, though health/rest concerns have always got to be in the back of fantasy managers' minds. Embiid has appeared in 51 games in back-to-back seasons, so you'll likely be without him for stretches of the season. He averaged career highs in points (28.5), steals (1.0), and shooting (51.3/37.7/85.9) on his way to runner-up for MVP behind Nikola Jokic. If Ben Simmons is moved, Embiid could see an increase in usage, so there's hope for an even more productive campaign. If you draft Embiid, it's a great idea to pair him with his backup Andre Drummond in a later round.
Zachary Hanshew - FantasyPros