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Joel Embiid or Giannis Antetokounmpo (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# 5# 4
Worst Rank# 12# 16
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 7# 10
Best Rank# 5# 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-DTD
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 12
   
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
# 5# 8
   
Adam Koffler
FantasyPros
# 5# 9
   
Ethan Masel
The Fantasy Bulletin
# 5# 9
   
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
# 7# 11
   
Dylan Licciardo
FF Gamers
# 8# 9
   
Dan Titus
Sports Gambling Podcast Network
# 6# 11
   
Scott Youngson
Fantasy Mutant
# 4# 13
   
Alex Burns
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Site Projections
numberFire
# 8# 4
   
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 
 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points (4-11 Fg, 6-10 Ft, 1-3 3Pt) 10 rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 22 minutes of action in the Bucks 137-95 blowout loss to the Heat in Miami.
Chris Ferro
Fri, Oct 22nd
Joel Embiid (right knee) is currently listed as questionable for the Sixers game this evening as he was seen shooting free throws with a knee wrap.
Josh Thiessen
Fri, Oct 22nd
 Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points (12-25 Fg, 7-9 Ft, 1-4 3Pt) 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 blocks, and one steal across 30 minutes in the Bucks 127-104 win over the Nets in Tuesday night's season opener in Milwaukee.
Chris Ferro
Wed, Oct 20th
Joel Embiid totaled 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-6 FT, 2-3 3 PT), grabbed six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block, and turned the ball over one time in the 76ers' 117-97 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Brantley Gusler
Thu, Oct 21st
 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
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