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The Evolution of Joel Embiid’s Mid-Range Game

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Pina Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

NBA Power Rankings: Joel Embiid Makes Dominant Return for 76ers

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgwMjkxNTM0NDAxMzE1OTkw/joel-embiid-76ers-celebrate.jpg Michael Shapiro Welcome back to the MVP race, Joel Embiid. Philadelphia’s superstar center returned on April 3 to the Sixers’ lineup after a 10-game absence, and he’s quickly returned to form amid a dominant 2020–21 season. Embiid dropped 27 points on the Thunder in a blowout on Saturday night.......

Inside the Most Competitive NBA Awards Race Yet

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Mannix Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan......

Nikola Jokić Has Been the MVP All Along

Sports Illustrated
Welcome to the Morning Shootaround, where every weekday you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of SI.com’s NBA writers: Howard Beck on Mondays, Chris Mannix on Tuesdays, Michael Pina on Wednesdays, Chris Herring on Thursdays and Rohan Nadkarni on Fridays. For many NBA fans, the race for MVP has......

Sources: Embiid has no structural knee damage

ESPN
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid‘s MRI showed no structural damage to his left knee, just a bone bruise, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. Embiid’s ACL and meniscus are fine, sources said, but there is no timeline yet on a return. He is still expected to miss time......

Sources: Embiid hyperextends knee, to have MRI

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10:08 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers superstar center Joel Embiid will have an MRI after hyperextending his left knee in Friday night’s 127-101 win over the Washington Wizards, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Embiid was in the midst of the latest dominant performance of his MVP-caliber season, scoring 23......

Embiid overtakes LeBron as favorite to win MVP

ESPN
There’s a new MVP favorite as the NBA regular season prepares to resume. Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid overtook Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James last week and is now the consensus favorite to win the regular-season MVP award at sportsbooks around the nation. Embiid is listed at +200 to......

Embiid, Simmons out of ASG over contact tracing

ESPN
Philadelphia 76ers teammates Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have been ruled out of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta, the league has announced. The two had contact with a barber who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN. The barber, located in the Philadelphia area, tested positive......

Embiid donates ASG money to homeless shelters

ESPN
12:17 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid has committed to giving his winnings from Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta to several Philadelphia homeless shelters, meaning $100,000 will go to the various organizations. Later Saturday, the Sixers said they will donate an additional $100,000 to the same......

Embiid not ‘scared,’ flaunts D in front of Gobert

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12:53 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid said his dominant performance in a 131-123 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night was fueled by playing against Rudy Gobert. Embiid, who had 40 points — including the game-tying 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds left to go with 19......

Joel Embiid and Jamal Murray: Tale of two career nights

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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray dropped 50, and so did Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid. Both were career highs in scoring. Murray accomplished his in a 120-103 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Embiid did it in a win over the Chicago Bulls. 1 Related This is the second time......

Embiid’s latest feat: Career-high 50 against Bulls

ESPN
10:25 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN In a season full of dominant performances for Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, none has been more dominant than the display he put forth Friday night against the Chicago Bulls. Embiid finished with a career-high 50 points to go along with 17 rebounds, 5 assists,......

Ben Simmons confounds, even on a career night

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1:53 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Winston Churchill once said of Russia that, “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” If there is an NBA equivalent to that quote, it is Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons. There might not be a more confounding player in the NBA......

Which player has the early lead in the NBA’s MVP race?

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6:58 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN It was just seven weeks ago that this NBA season tipped off, with Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic installed as the betting favorite to win MVP honors. But, like just about everything else in this pandemic-shortened season, nothing has gone quite to plan. Doncic’s Mavericks......

Future Finals foes? Far-fetched or not, Sixers give Lakers taste of what it would look like

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With the Los Angeles Lakers already down double-digits late in the first quarter on Wednesday, LeBron James put his head down and drove to the cup, looking to salvage a smidgen of momentum heading into the quarter break. Awaiting him at the rim was the Philadelphia 76ers’ hulking Joel Embiid,......

Embiid: LeBron should’ve been ejected for foul

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12:28 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid said he believed Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James should’ve been assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from Philadelphia’s 107-106 home victory over the defending champions Wednesday night. “Well, first of all, I mean you look at it, that’s......

‘His winning formula is amazing’: Ben Simmons’ fourth-quarter breakout showcases his full potential

ESPN
1:41 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN As Friday night’s game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers wore on, Ben Simmons was nowhere to be seen. Through three quarters, Simmons had eight assists but only four points on just three shots, and he appeared well on his way to a fifth......

Embiid scoffs at Smart’s claim he ‘flails’ for calls

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12:07 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN After Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid wore out a path to the free throw line in a 117-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, Celtics guard Marcus Smart expressed his displeasure with the way the game was officiated. Embiid made and took more......

Embiid buries hatchet with new 76ers assistant

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2:37 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Last season, then-Indiana Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke wasn’t much of a fan of Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid. These days, however, Embiid said things are a lot different, for one big reason: They’re now on the same team. “It’s easy to say stuff when......

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