Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid (PHI) “JoJo” ad

(Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
(Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)


PHI Center: 7’2, 250 lbs; 2nd year, Kansas 

NBA Role: star, two-way pivot • Top DOG

Joel Embiid is FINALLY healthy (worth the wait!) – Philadelphia’s franchise center is an instant star; since his freshman year at Kansas, Joel’s offensive arsenal has expanded/adapted to cater to the modern era: JoJo is comfortable stepping out beyond the arc (gets a lot of looks via trails and/or after screening up top), uses his abnormal athleticism & quickness (for his size) to score facing up, and is strong & agile in the post; patient w/ advanced footwork – Embiid’s able to counter into turnaround Js & hooks if there isn’t an initial advantage; insane defensive ability – moves extremely well from side to side, great anticipation for blocks; needs to cut down on fouling and learn how to play through foul trouble; energy booster – immediately made Philly credible; can his body withstand a full 82-game season? – Embiid is on a minutes restriction to kick off his career; Philly’s undisputed X-Factor

DOG Status: Top DOG

Signature Move: breakdown, driving finish 

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


Couple DOG Facts:

Career: 20.2 points/game, 7.8 rebounds/game, 47% FG

Drafted 3rd overall (2014)


More on “JoJo”

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