|2014 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 3rd overall by Philadelphia.|
|26th August, 2014||NBA||Signed four year, $21,736,792 rookie scale contract with Philadelphia. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.|
|28th October, 2015||NBA||Philadelphia exercised 2016/17 team option.|
|26th October, 2016||NBA||Philadelphia exercised 2017/18 team option.|
|9th October, 2017||NBA||Signed a five year maximum value extension ($147,710,050) with Philadelphia.|
|2013 - 2014||Kansas (NCAA)|
|June 2014 - present||Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)|
June 29, 2017
C, 7’0, 250lbs, 23 years old, 3 years of experience
Well, now. The talent is remarkable. The sheer speed at which he seems to have learnt everything is insane. So rarely can you visibly see a player improve from game to game. He is truly gifted. He is the LeBron James of centres. Except LeBron, of course, is famous for his durability. I am not a physician or a strength-and-conditioning coach and have no input worth a damn on what to do to stabilise Embiid’s career in this regard. But wrapping his limbs in thirteen-tog duvets, erring on the side of caution until about 2027 and then seeing where he is at seems duly appropriate.
Player Plan: One year of rookie scale salary remaining. Extension eligible, but needlessly risky with unproven health. Obviously two and a half years of the Embiid experience have not gone well, but the half that did….my God. With this in mind, keep until a limb falls off. Even then, it’s probably OK if it’s his left arm. Doesn’t need that one.
April 5, 2017
[...] Take Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid, the league’s two best young bigs, both taking more than three three-pointers per game. Take wily old man Pau Gasol, shooting 54.7% from three point range and becoming what Mike D’Antoni had always encouraged him to be. Or take Pau’s brother Marc, with 97 made three pointers of his own coming on a 38.0% shooting efficiency. This is the new way, and while saying this in this space is not news, those above numbers are worthy of reflection.
June 16, 2014
|Long thumbs. #advancedscouting|