Joel Embiid is one of the best big men in the modern game. He plays a unique brand of bully ball, using his combination of athleticism and skill in the post, while sometimes stepping outside to the perimeter for a jumper. Joel Embiid is one of the unicorns in the league that can do just about anything on the court.
One of the players that Joel Embiid has drawn many comparisons to is Hakeem Olajuwon. Joel Embiid himself has stated that some of his game was from Hakeem Olajuwon. Someone who agrees with that comparison is Kendrick Perkins. Perkins praised Embiid's footwork, saying it was some of the best for a big man. Perkins also praised Embiid for his performance against the Chicago Bulls.
Joel Embiid is certainly showing that he can be a great player just like Hakeem Olajuwon. Joel Embiid is showing his dominance this season and has propelled the Philadephia 76ers to a 20-10 record and the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference. Coach Doc Rivers has helped unlock Joel Embiid's full powers, and Embiid himself looks unstoppable.
Hopefully for the fans in Philadelphia, 'The Process' can be completed with a championship win, led by two young stars that they drafted. Joel Embiid will certainly be at the center of their aspirations, and the key to their success will be how far he can lead his team.