Joel Embiid is on another level when it comes to making the basket. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man is just plain cool and is averaging more points (35) than minutes (34.2) this season and is a candidate to win MVP again.
The last stop on Embiid’s tour was North Carolina, where the 76ers defeated the Charlotte Hornets in a sluggish game in which Embiid scored 33 of his team’s 97 points (the Sixers won 97-89). It was a below-average performance by the superstar, which indicates the unreal level at which he is playing.
Joel Embiid has had his name written all over the history books over the years, but now he has achieved something that only Wilt Chamberlain and James Harden have done. The 76ers big man has made it to 20 consecutive games of at least 30 points.
– Sixers Stats (@SixersStats) January 21, 2024
The numbers show that Joel Embiid is scoring at unprecedented levels, at least in the regular season.
There are still legitimate doubts about his ability to do so in the playoffs. But the fact that he continues to improve and has taken more advantage of his playmaking this season, averaging 5.9 assists per game, suggests that the odds of a longer playoff run by Philly have never been higher.