It took nine months to for fans to be able to watch Joel Embiid again. He made their wait worth it in his preseason debut. It only took Embiid less than 15 minutes to dominate the Brooklyn Nets as the Philadelphia 76ers took home a 133-114 win.
Embiid finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and a block in the win. He was hitting long range jumpers and dominated the paint to get to the line. Embiid shot 14/18 from the charity stripe.
Embiid was recently signed by the Sixers to a $146 million max extension. He gave Philly fans every where a glimpse of why he’s worth the money. There’s no doubt that he’s a generational talent, capable of being the cornerstone of the franchise. It’s just a matter of staying healthy and being able to deliver the goods long term that’s the issue for Embiid.
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