Sixers star big man Joel Embiid ranked as 7th best player in the NBA

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Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid is one of the dominant players in the league regardless of position. The way he punishes defenders whether it be in the post or on the perimeter with a jumper or off the dribble is impressive as he makes it look so easy.

On top of his offensive impact, he is also one of the best defenders in the league as he protects the rim, and he is able to make up for any mistakes that his teammates out on the perimeter make. He is the engine that drives the machine in Philadelphia, and he makes it tough on opponents to attack the basket.

In a ranking of the top 10 players heading into the 2021-22 season put together by nba.com, Embiid comes in ranked as the seventh best player in the game:

After averaging a career-best 28.5 points per game during the regular season, Embiid continued his dominance in the playoffs. And despite tearing his meniscus in the first round, Embiid averaged 30.4 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in the Sixers’ seven-game series loss to the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Plenty of uncertainty surrounds Philly this upcoming season, but there’s no question surrounding the ability of Embiid, who signed a four-year, $196 million extension to remain a Sixer for the next six seasons.

For the Sixers to continue to have any type of success in this upcoming season with Ben Simmons likely on the move, Embiid needs to remain a dominant player.

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