Throughout the entire 2020-2021 NBA season, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been touted as one of the best in the game. Throughout his first stretch of games before the All-Star break, Embiid has averaged a career-high of 30 points in 33 minutes-per-game.
“The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man is averaging career-highs in points, field goal percentage and 3-point percentage while leading his team to the best record in the Eastern Conference to close out the first half of the season. The 7-footer is dominating both ends of the floor so efficiently and doing it with guard-like moves. Right now, this is Embiid’s award to lose.”
Throughout the last month or so, Embiid and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James have been the top two debated on this discussion. While averaging just under 35 minutes on the court, Embiid has put up 31 points-per-game, 13 rebounds-per-game, and even shot 45-percent from beyond-the-arc.