Philadelphia 76ers star man Joel Embiid is off to an excellent start to the 2020-21 season. He’s absolutely destroying almost every matchup thrown his way and he’s averaging 30.2 points and 11.6 rebounds and he’s shooting 52.1% from the ground and 41.6% from deep. It has been absolutely dominant.
The way he is scoring so efficiently has put him at the top of some elite lists when it comes to crosses. He’s averaging 11.6 free throws per game and he’s knocking them down 85.6% of the time.
Wilt Chamberlain, Walt Bellamy and Moses Malone are the only centers to average more than 30 points and more than 10 free throws in a season. If Embiid can maintain this type of production, he will be only the fourth center to accomplish the feat and the only one to shoot more than 80% of the line.
There is still a lot of basketball to play, so Embiid will have to stay that way all season, but he’s off to a great start and is squarely in the MVP conversation. At this point, it’s all about being consistent with him and wanting to go out and dominate every night.
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