Joel Embiid has played in a real NBA game. Well, sort of. He’s now played nearly 25 minutes across a couple of preseason games, shot 4-of-12 from the floor, grabbed seven rebounds, and blocked three shots. As we should expect, he looks like a rookie trying to get comfortable in an NBA setting.
But he has crazy athleticism for a big.
In warm-ups Thursday night he made the difficult look easy.
It’s going to be another long season in Philadelphia — especially with Ben Simmons out for an extended period — but watching Embiid develop is going to be part of the fun. There’s a lot of potential on the roster in Philly; it’s just going to take more time to see what they have.