Joel Embiid ROY?
Joel Embiid missed his first two seasons with the 76ers due to injury, but this year he has dominated. Although his minutes have been limited he has helped lift the 76ers franchise off rock bottom, and has the whole city of Philadelphia buzzing.
When asked about the possibility of winning rookie of the year Embiid said that it would help lift him out of the dark place he was in during those two missed seasons. Embiid hasn’t played in 14 of the last 15 games for the 76ers due to a bone bruise in his knee, but in the 31 games he has played he is averaging over 20 points and 7 rebounds. Embiid plans to get more playing time once he is healed, but either way this season for him has been a huge success.
By Brian Barrett