Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is finally healthy after missing the previous two years due to injury, and even with that time missed, it sure seems the 22-year-old is going to make that No. 3 overall pick worth it for the Sixers.
The seven-footer is putting up monster numbers this season, with at least 23 points scored in six of his last seven games. His 23.17 Player Efficiency Rating (PER) ranks second among NBA centers. Not bad just 24 games into his NBA career.
And it’s not just the production, but my goodness is he fun to watch. Look at these thunderous dunks he threw down on Friday night against the Celtics in Boston:
Embiid was so impressive that — along with drawing awesome reactions from Ben Simmons — he even drew “Trust the Process” chants from the crowd in Boston:
The Sixers lost the game 110-106, but certainly not due to Embiid’s efforts (23 points, 8 rebounds). This guy is a freak, and let’s hope he can stay healthy.