It’s no doubt that Joel Embiid is the best center in the NBA. This season, he’s on a tier above the rest. Because of his dominance, the 76ers are on top of the East.
Philly has won 7 out of their last 8 games, including wins over the Celtics and the defending champion Lakers. In their Feb. 3 win against the Hornets, Embiid recorded his sixth 30-point, 10-rebound double-double. He’s unguardable”, says Hornets’ Miles Bridges. “He’s playing at a very high level and it’s tough to stop him.”
Indeed “The Process” is un-guardable. He’s scoring at a career high level with 28.6ppg on 55/42/84 shooting splits. Doc Rivers has not shied away from what ultimately works; let Joel dominate the post. Embiid’s arsenal allows him to shoot from the perimeter at an efficient clip, making him a force within bounds.
January’s Player of the Month explained that his newborn son is his motivation. “I want him to grow up and see his father be at the top of his game, the best in the game.” Embiid is having a remarkable individual season to start, but a championship is his only goal. Simply, he wants to “reward the fans for the trust that they’ve had in this process.”