Joel Embiid: Sixers 'Gearing Up' To Beat LeBron James, Cavaliers

"We're gearing up at the right time", said Embiid, via

The Philadelphia 76ers will once again be a team to watch this offseason, starting with the NBA Draft.

Apparently, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been trying to holler at Rihanna for a minute. and recently made his case. "He's a great kid and a great player and we're going to see how he fits with this group".

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Last season, the 76ers finished the year with the fourth-worst record in the entire National Basketball Association, thanks to a mark of 28-54. While that marked their most wins since 2012-13, it was also 23 wins fewer than the regular-season total posted by the Cavaliers, who are now playing in the Eastern Conference finals. "She's got to trust the process".

Since he is heading into his fourth season since being the No. 3 pick in the draft, the Sixers can extend Embiid's rookie contract beginning with the 2018-19 season for roughly $130 million over five years or $100 million over four. "Next year I think we are going to be ready to win".

The 7-foot-2, 275-pound Embiid is a supremely talented player, averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocked shots last season. Speaking at ESPN's Upfront presentation Tuesday, Embiid said he was about two to three weeks from returning to the court.

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