It’s official. After a start to the season that has been worthy of MVP consideration, Sixers big-man Joel Embiid has been named an all-star.
Through 23 games this season, Embiid is averaging a career-high in minutes and with good reason. Currently sitting on an average of a career-high 29 points per game, the center is bringing down 10.8 rebounds per game as well as 3.1 assists.
In fact, Embiid’s red-hot run of form has been so good that it’s propelled him into the history books. He joined Wilt Chamberlin and Allen Iverson as the only players in franchise history to score 25 points in 12 straight games.
Embiid was also named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week at the end of January after leading the Sixers to a an undefeated 3-0 rout. In those games, he scored at least 33 points and 10 rebounds in each game.
The starters for this years’ game were announced earlier today, while the remaining players will be announced on February 23rd. Many will have their eyes locked in to see whether or not Joel Embiid will be joined by teammates Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons, who have also been producing at a stellar rate.
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