Ever since the start of the season, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has looked more dominant than ever. As the Sixers’ revamped front office fixed the starting lineup’s awkward fit by adding more reliable shooters to help with the spacing, Embiid has been thriving all year long.
While he’s averaging a career-high in scoring, Embiid is doing it much more efficiently too.
“Embiid and the 76ers dominated the Mavericks in the paint Thursday, outscoring them 50-26. Embiid shot 10 or more free throws for the ninth consecutive game, which ranks as the second longest streak in the NBA over the last 10 seasons behind James Harden’s 21 straight games in 2019. As the 76ers prepare for Saturday’s matchup against Cleveland, Embiid has averaged 22 points over the last three games, and he’s hitting just 26.4% overall while cashing in at the free-throw line” – Michael C. Wright, NBA.com
Embiid hasn’t been perfect himself.