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Joel Embiid: NBA may finally see Philadelphia 76ers star

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It may be two years late, but Philadelphia 76ers fans may finally be able to get their first look at center Joel Embiid. The 76ers took him with the 3rd pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. The first two picks from the 2014 NBA Draft were Andrew Wiggins to Cleveland and Jabari Parker to the Bucks. Joel Embiid has yet to play a game for the 76ers since the 76ers drafted him due to injuries.

He has been suffering from injuries to his back and foot that would cost him his first two years in the NBA. But it appears that he will finally make his professional NBA debut this season after all this time. While the 76ers were at Summer League practices, Joel Embiid was talking to reporters about his recovery. He said, “I feel 100 percent,” “I’m ready to get strong, My summer has been great. We’ve been working on a lot this past summer, getting some runs. I’ve gotten a chance to play against the guys; It’s been going great.”  

Philadelphia 76ers fans are hoping that I will great after suffering through three of the worst seasons in the franchise’s 53 years of being around. The 76ers had a record of 18-64 in the year that Joel was drafted and a record of 10-72 in 2015/2016 season. During these two years, many people thought that the 76ers were tanking just to get the first pick.

It will be great for the 76ers and their fans to start finally winning, and we could start seeing that come this season if Joel Embiid can play well enough.

If the 76ers can turn it around in the next few years, then people will be convinced that the last three seasons were worth it. However, people should realize that it will take some time for the 76ers for it to show that the wait was worth it. But 76ers fans should be happy with what is on the horizon in the city of brotherly love.

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