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Joel Embiid in New York. It is real?

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 18:08:05

33.1 points 10.2 rebounds 4.2 assists

Such numbers were displayed by Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid last regular season. The numbers are good, excellent, sticky (choose the right one), as the Cameroonian and the Frenchman in one person were recognized as the most valuable player.

23.7 points 9.8 rebounds 2.8 blocks

And these are the results of the basketball player in the current draw for the playoffs, in which Embiid no longer participates after his team lost to the Boston Celtics in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference semifinals and thus stopped playing before what was planned.

“I have to improve. We must continue to improve. I can’t win alone and neither can James Harden. For this reason, basketball is a team sport in which there are five basketball players on a team. Losing to the best team in the league in seven games… I think we played hard most of the time, but we lost,” Joel said after the series.

And the first step Philadelphia’s leadership offered its star players was the removal of Doc Rivers. The general manager of the Pennsylvania club, Daryl Morey, did not hide: Joel Embiid is really unhappy with this decision. “He was very close to Rivers, so yes, he was shocked by this decision,” the coach said.

Doc Rivers, James Harden and Joel Embiid

Photo: Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Rumors that the center could change his residence permit began to be discussed at a higher level: on television. Not discussing the very fact of the rumor: giving advice to a basketball player.

“If James Harden stays, you have to go. You have to go… How can you fire a head coach without consulting with your best player, your MVP? You know why? And since you are not a priority for them, their priority is James Harden”, Kendrick Perkins addressed Embiid.

Although, on the other hand, the option of returning James Harden to the Houston Rockets is now being actively discussed, where he spent the best years and became the most valuable player of the regular season in 2018. But still, let’s imagine that Joel he still leaves, and Harden stays with the Sixers (although he will enter the free agency market after declining the option to extend the contract for the 2023/2024 season).

Or will Harden just sign a new contract with the Sixers?

James Harden enters the free agent market

Where did the rumors come from?

In particular, such a scenario was proposed by two ESPN experts, Zach Lowe and Tim McMahon.

“As for Joel, he loves Philadelphia very much, and Philadelphia loves him. He is mutual. He loves being loved in Philly and understands what that means. I think it will be difficult for him to follow a superstar. If Harden goes, then you should expect a strong jump from Tyreese Maxi himself.

Teams that have assets look at all of this and think, “Wow!” If I were in the Knicks’ shoes, I wouldn’t think about Karl-Anthony Towns, because I already have a good team, I have Jaylen Brunson. But there are assets to maneuver. And if Joel Embiid is available, I’ll probably spend these assets for him,” Lowe said in an interview with a colleague.

Joel Embiid and Julius Randle

Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Bill Simmons of The Ringer stated: “The Knicks are just waiting for Embiid to say, ‘I’ve got to go.’ Embiid has connections to the New York club: Leon Rose, a former agent now working in the front office, is there. They’ve been waiting for this moment right now, and it’s here.”

Naturally, this idea was picked up by other digital publications, social networks, including us.

Solutions

How can the management of the New York Knicks act without hurting the core of the team? And if the Knicks still take Embiid, will the club be worse than Philly? At the very least, New York has RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickly, Quentin Grimes, Mitchell Robinson, Obi Toppin and eight first-round picks to trade. Evan Fournier is still lying around doing nothing.

It is considered a popular theoretical three-way trade involving the Indiana Pacers as well, where Philadelphia gets Julius Randle, Quickly, Miles Turner, Evan Fournier, and first-round picks in 2024 and 2025 (the Knicks). Meanwhile, New York gets Embiid himself, Buddy Heald and PJ Tucker, while Indiana gets Robinson, Tobias Harris and two 2024 first-round picks from the Knicks.

And also. We don’t rule out the option that other teams could offer a much more valuable asset to the 29-year-old center, whose prime is unknown for how long it will last.

The video can be viewed on Rich Hofmann’s YouTube channel. Video rights belong to NBA MEDIA VENTURES, LLC.

The Embiid trade will only mean one thing: the legendary “Trust the Process” failed. The Philadelphia 76ers are entering a deep rebuild.

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