Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, missed the first two seasons of his NBA career because of a pair of surgeries to fix the navicular bone in his right foot. Honestly, there's nobody that can compete with him at his position.
Forward Jahlil Okafor was among the happy teammates. "I'm just happy that it's finally official". "It wasn't a surprise to me", Okafor told the Philadelphia Daily News.
The first overall draft pick in 2016 chuckled before responding, "Have you seen him play? He's an even better person".
Embiid, a native of Cameroon, appreciates that the 76ers were always supportive as he dealt with the injury troubles before finally making it on the court last season.
If there's one thing we've come to understand about The Process, it's that all takes are valid and none is without caveats. It was probably the most love I've got in the city yet.
Philadelphia reportedly wouldn't be on the hook for Embiid's entire contract if he misses significant time due to injury, which sadly seems more likely than not at this point due to his history and the fact that Embiid isn't even 100 percent right now.
But those 31 games were a revelation. He has near unlimited potential, from the ability to win the league's defensive player of the year award to pushing his scoring average into the high 20s.
As a brief reminder of how this works, we here at TSS averaged rankings from 14 different staff members in order to get a composite list of the Philadelphia 76ers' best players, from No. 1 through No. 16. If he can't stay healthy, well, it depends on what those protections in the contract are. If he can't stay healthy, it will not only be a devastating blow to what looks like one of the league's brightest young teams.
Nik Stauskas "Very well-deserved".
"But for us to see him in practice and saw him over those  games he played a year ago, if he's able to stay healthy, I think he's worth every single penny". The seven-footer arguably has the funniest Twitter page of all the National Basketball Association players, he's publicly tried to get with Rihanna on multiple occasions, and he has embraced a motto fans used to describe the franchise's transition from doom to hope. He has an easy jumper from three-point range - something every team seeks in its big men now - and is capable of going to work on the low block and scoring effectively.