Posts Tagged ‘Joel Embiid’

Sixers doing the Grind 2021

March 6th, 2021 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers, Twitter

Sixers Schedule and Updates


 

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Sixers and the NBA Playoffs

March 29th, 2018 by Leo | Comments Off on Sixers and the NBA Playoffs | Filed in Basketball, General, NBA, Sixers

Here is a listing of the NBA Playoff Spots and the odds:

Record Conference Playoff Spots No
Playoffs
Team W L 1* 2* 3* 4* 5 6 7 8 9
Raptors 55 20 89% 11% ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Celtics 52 23 11% 89% <1% ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Cavaliers 45 30 X <1% 51% 32% 14% 2% <1% <1% ^
Sixers 44 30 X X 40% 41% 17% 2% <1% <1% ^
Pacers 44 31 X X 9% 24% 46% 17% 4% <1% ^
Wizards 41 33 X X <1% 2% 16% 36% 39% 7% <1%
Heat 40 35 X X <1% <1% 6% 40% 43% 11% <1%
Bucks 39 35 X X <1% <1% <1% 3% 14% 82% 1%
Pistons 34 40 X X X X X <1% <1% 1% 99%
Hornets 34 42 X X X X X X X <1% >99%
Knicks 27 49 X X X X X X X X 100%
Bulls 24 50 X X X X X X X X 100%
Nets 24 51 X X X X X X X X 100%
Magic 22 52 X X X X X X X X 100%
Hawks 21 54 X X X X X X X X 100%
  • Notes
  • ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
  • X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
  • 50% – probability the team will win this playoff spot – green number indicates the team controls its destiny for this spot
  • 50% – probability the team will win this playoff spot – red number indicates the team does not control its destiny for this spot
  • Table Sorting Method
  • * denotes first round home field advantage in the playoffs

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Kobe Bryant’s Future Could Play A Big Role In The Sixers Rebuild

February 23rd, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Kobe Bryant’s Future Could Play A Big Role In The Sixers Rebuild | Filed in NBA, Sixers

Kobe Bryant Could Be A Significant Road Block In Sam Hinkie’s Plan

It has been completely obvious that the Sixers rebuild is very unorthodox compared to how other teams usually go about rebuilding a franchise. Trading an All-Star Point Guard and the reigning Rookie of the year is certainly something teams don’t do when they are in the process of rebuilding a team. However, Sixers General Manager Sam Hinkie is an analytics genius and is attempting to use that to his advantage in building the Sixers to become a powerhouse one day.

Hinkie has taken calculated risks, and the plan almost looks to be Wall Street like at times. For example, Hinkie’s recent major shakeup was trading reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter Williams for a potential top of the line draft pick. A move that some loved and also a moved that some hated. Some people couldn’t understand the logic of trading a young player who was the face of the rebuilding process when it all began back in the 2013 NBA Draft.

However, if you look at it from a different standpoint you might see a glimpse of Hinkie’s logic.

Carter-Williams was the 11th overall pick in his draft, which also happened to be a weak draft class. Over the summer months reports and rumors began to surface about the Sixers wanting to move Carter-Williams, and the overall belief was that the young point guard wasn’t in their long-term plans anymore. The Sixers never tipped their hand to prove that was true.

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2014 Philadelphia 76ers NBA-Draft Recap

June 28th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on 2014 Philadelphia 76ers NBA-Draft Recap | Filed in Basketball, Sixers, Sports

 NBA Draft Review

(Orlin Wagner/AP Photo)

So the Sixers made a couple of interesting moves, both via trade and with their selections, on Thursday night in the 2014 NBA Draft. Here’s a recap of what happened, in all.

First off, most importantly, with the third-overall pick they selected Kansas’ center Joel Embiid, fairly surprisingly. Many had reported, from reputable sources, that Sixers’ GM Sam Hinkie was willing to still draft highly-touted but injured product Joel Embiid if he was still available by the third pick. And he was. Cleveland, who had the number-one overall pick (again), went the safe route with their pick in selecting Embiid’s former teammate at Kansas, guard Andrew Wiggins. With the second-overall pick, next, Milwaukee selected small-forward Jabari Parker out of Duke. Based on how the draft fared, it’s safe to say that the first two teams picking in Cleveland and Milwaukee went the safe route with their picks considering Embiid’s foot injury and current rehab stint. Embiid is slated to miss 4-6 months in recovering from successful navicular-bone foot surgery.

Did the Sixers take a high risk yesterday in selecting Embiid? Yes. Will the pick, considering Embiid’s talent and prowess, pay off in the long run once he’s healthy? That remains to be seen; whether or not he can remain healthy in future years, contribute, and play up to his potential.

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Sixers select Kansas center Joel Embiid with 3rd pick in NBA Draft

June 27th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Sixers select Kansas center Joel Embiid with 3rd pick in NBA Draft | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers

(Charlie Riedel/AP)

The speculation is up; the draft commenced and Philadelphia finally has an answer as to who’ll be their top pick in this year’s draft.  That honor belongs to Joel Embiid.

A bit of background on Embiid, he’s not only a center that played collegiately for Kansas (2013-14) but a 7’0, 250-pound one at that. He owns a similar frame, in terms of past NBA players, — successful ones at that — to Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwon and former Sixer, and defensive player of the year, Dikembe Mutombo.  All three were in the 7-foot, 250-pound range physically, as well as originally being from/near Africa.  Albeit a way-smaller (and small sample size in general) sample size, and comparing one player’s collegiate stats to another’s professional, Embiid also shared another fact with Mutombo; a very-similar stat line. Mutombo, in 1196-career NBA games, averaged 9.8 points — in which I’ll round that figure off to 10 points/game — and 2.8 blocks/game. In comparison, despite his sample size being much lower at 28 games, Embiid averaged a combination of 11.2 points/2.6 blocks per game last season; his lone collegiate one.

Embiid averaged a point/game higher and .02 blocks/game lower, roughly, than Mutombo; though Embiid’s Jayhawks only played in 40-minute games,  compared to the NBA-minutes regulation/game of 48. Like his two predecessors/similar players listed above, assuming this to be true, Embiid is a passionate, emotional, honest, yet loving team player.

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Recap: Embiid Headlines Sixers Draft Picks on Busy Night

June 27th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Recap: Embiid Headlines Sixers Draft Picks on Busy Night | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers
The Sixers selected Joel Embiid with the 3rd pick

The Sixers selected Joel Embiid with the 3rd pick

The Philadelphia 76ers finished last season with a record of 19-63, leaving many, if not all, of the fan base looking forward to draft night. For close to a year now, the most popular player linked to the Sixers, via fan opinion, was Kansas Small Forward Andrew Wiggins. However, Wiggins didn’t end up in Philadelphia nor did Jabari Parker who was another player linked to Philadelphia after his freshman season at Duke.

Instead Wiggins went to the Cleveland Cavaliers as the first selection in the draft, and was followed by Jabari Parker who went to the Milwaukee Bucks, respectively.

When the Sixers went on the clock at number three, the possibilities were endless with players they could take. Dante Exum, Joel Embiid, Julius Randle, and Noah Vonleh were all linked to the Sixers at that spot. They could have even traded down.

But when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver trotted his way to the podium for his third selection of the night he said: “With the third pick in the 2014 NBA Draft the Philadelphia 76ers select Joel Embiid” words that some Sixers fans were thrilled with and also angry with.

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NBA Mock Draft: 2.0

June 16th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on NBA Mock Draft: 2.0 | Filed in Basketball, General, Sixers
Joel Embiid makes sense at #1 for Cleveland

Joel Embiid makes sense at #1 for Cleveland

The NBA Draft is just 10 days away, and all eyes are now officially focused on June 26th after the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat 104-87 to win the NBA Championship last night in five games.

There have been many rumors, reports, stories on certain players and teams on what their plans could be on June 26th. Whether to believe those rumors, stories, and reports fully is up to you as often times some are true and some are just smokescreens from teams. The truth is only teams know exactly what they want to do, and their plans are most likely nowhere near concrete at this point.

With that being said, this mock draft is the second of many and will likely change as we get closer to June 26th. Now let’s get started!

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Joel Embiid, C, Kansas

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