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Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid

Center, Philadelphia Sixers

Age: 49 Height: 7-0 Weight: 250 lbs School: Kansas

Philadelphia Sixers

Joel Embiid News

The Sixers will be without big man Joel Embiid, but Al Horford will return Sunday against the Nets.

Eight months ago, the Brooklyn Nets found few answers in attempting to contain Joel Embiid. The result was a first-round exit in five games at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers. Two months after losing in the postseason, the Nets drastically remade their roster, while the 76ers were unable to retain

Chris Forsberg looks around the NBA at those players that might be able to best contend with Joel Embiid and comes to the conclusion that an in-season addition might not be the answer.

After an unusual path to the NBA, 26-year-old Norvel Pelle had the chance to be Joel Embiid's primary backup Friday night, and he impacted the game with his energy and fearless shot blocking. By Noah Levick

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid was recently criticized by Shaq and Charles Barkley, who both said he needs to be better.

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#9

Among Cs

#4