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Joel Embiid - C, 7'0, 250
Philadelphia 76ers - Drafted 3rd overall in 2014
       Date of birth: 03/16/1994
       Country: Cameroon
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2014
     Out of: Kansas
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Philadelphia.
26th August, 2014 NBA Signed four year, $21,736,792 rookie 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.
When: Where:
2013 - 2014 Kansas (NCAA)
June 2014 - present Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 1: NCAA Centres
2014-06-16

Long thumbs. #advancedscouting


Joel Embiid, Kansas, Freshman, 7'0 250lbs

2013/14 stats: 23.1 mpg, 11.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.6 bpg, 1.4 apg, 0.9 spg, 3.4 fpg, 2.4 TOpg, 62.6% FG, 68.5% FT


Whenever people talk about Embiid, they like to mention Hakeem Olajuwon. They like to say things to the extent of, "while I'm not saying he's the next Olajuwon - there will NEVER be another Olajuwon - Joel Embiid reminds me of Hakeem Olajuwon", or words to that effect. The point is always to state that Embiid reminds us of Olajuwon without ever risking the blasphemy that automatically seems to accompany comparing anybody to a great one. It is pretty grating.

Someone should probably just come out and say that Embiid is going to be the next Olajuwon. There is plenty of reason to think it. Embiid looks to be simply one of the most natural players to have ever played the game. Someone so new to it should not be so good at it.

Obviously, there stands to be more seasoning, hence the foul and turnover numbers. But the skill level Embiid has gained when so young and so new to the sport is incredible. The touch on the hook shot, the positional sense, rotations, already decent jumpshot, discipline so as to not bite on fakes (which could be seen to be improved upon throughout the year), jumpshot form, the whole shaboodle. And his body type was almost designed for the purpose. With the size, frame, speed, footwork, body control, leaping ability, hands and touch, he has the perfect frame for an NBA team of strength and conditioning coaches to hone.

So let's just go ahead and say it. Unless injuries prevent it, Embiid will pretty much be the next Olajuwon. The comparison doesn't have to be perfect to be legitimate, and comparisons to the greats are not blasphemous when they have a basis. Hedging when you only have one year of information to go on is understandable, but it's all we're getting before the draft, and it's been enough to show how good he already is. Let's all hope Embiid's frame holds up, because if it does, a special player awaits.

.......If.

If not, then, well. We're going to gain and lose a great one very quickly.

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