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Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid

Center, Philadelphia Sixers

Age: 25 Height: 7-0 Weight: 250 lbs School: Kansas

Philadelphia Sixers

Joel Embiid News

76ers star Joel Embiid dismissed speculation that coach Brett Brown should be fired after another second-round exit. "He's done a fantastic job," Embiid said. "He's been there through everything."

Joel Embiid walked off the court in tears after the 76ers' season ended in the final seconds of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, and coach Brett Brown and Ben Simmons expressed a desire to keep the team's core together.

Joel Embiid is one more flagrant foul away from being suspended in his next playoff game.

Joel Embiid bounced back to lead the 76ers to a 112-101 win over the Raptors on Thursday night and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. "Our backs are still on the line," he said.

An ill Joel Embiid wasn't sure he'd be able to play Sunday after he needed an IV before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The 76ers center managed just 11 points as the Raptors evened the series 2-2.

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#13

Among Cs

#4