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Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid

Height: 7' Weight: 280 lbsAge: 26College: KansasDrafted: #3 (1st Rd.)

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) C #4
Best / Worst #4 / #7
ADP #1




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Doc Rivers reaches agreement with 76ers to become their new head coach

The Philadelphia 76ers and Doc Rivers have reached an agreement for Rivers to become Philadelphia's next head coach.

Fantasy Impact

Rivers is undoubtedly an upgrade over Brett Brown, who was ousted quickly after the Sixers first-round loss to the Celtics. Rivers is a good fit for the Sixers as a former point guard in the NBA and won a championship as head coach of the Celtics in 2008. There's no question that Rivers will have his work cut out for him. The Sixers have some substantial contractual hurdles to overcome along with apparent deficiencies in skillsets and chemistry issues, so he'll be busy in his first season at the helm.

Dan Titus9 weeks ago
Joel Embiid posts third straight 30-point double-double as Sixers get swept

Joel Embiid put forth his best effort in Game 4, recording another monster double-double, scoring 30 points (8-18 FG, 1-5 3PT, 13-18 FT) with 10 boards, three steals, two blocks, and four turnovers as the Sixers get swept by the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact

Embiid looked visibly gassed down the stretch in this one, and rightfully so. He put the team on his back each and every game against the Celtics, but the Sixers came up short in all four games, ultimately leading to a series sweep. He ended the series averaging 30 points and 12.3 rebounds per game, but it just wasn't enough to get in the win column.

Adam Koffler15 weeks ago
Joel Embiid's 30 and 13 not enough, 76ers go down 3-0 in series

Joel Embiid scored a game-high 30 points (7-20 FG, 2-5 3PT, 14-16 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block, and four turnovers across 35 minutes in a loss on Friday in Game 3.

Fantasy Impact

Embiid is doing just about everything he can to lead the Sixers to a victory in this series, but they fell flat on their faces in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia played through the big man, and he delivered for the most part down the stretch, continually getting fouled and going to the charity stripe when the Sixers needed a score. Now down 3-0 in the series, Philadelphia doesn't appear to have enough in the tank to pull off a win in Game 4.

Dan Titus15 weeks ago
Joel Embiid goes for 34 and 10 as the lone bright spot for Sixers Wednesday

Joel Embiid posted a very respectable 34 points (11-21 FG, 12-13 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, one block, and two turnovers as the lone bright spot in a bad 128-101 Game 2 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact

Embiid now has 60 total points and 26 total rebounds in two games against the Celtics. He's not getting much support from the rest of the team, and it's showing as he looks gassed down the stretch. Embiid will do everything he can to put the team on his back the remainder of the series, so keep rolling him out for DFS purposes, but if the Sixers want to take a game or two, it's going to take more of a team effort.

Adam Koffler15 weeks ago
Joel Embiid posts big double-double in game one loss Monday

Joel Embiid racked up 26 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 3PT, 9-12 FT), 16 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one block in 37 minutes play Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Embiid looked full strength and showed no ill-effects from injury he suffered earlier in the bubble. He'll be the focal point of the 76ers and is one of he safest fantasy players at center remaining in the playoffs.

Aaron Larson16 weeks ago
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