Joel Embiid has secured another impressive piece of hardware after being named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 4 of the NBA season. The Sixers’ star averaged 40.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.8 blocks per game over the four games played.
Embiid led the Harden-less Sixers to a 3-1 record, beating the Suns, the Jazz, and the Hawks, while also losing a game to the Hawks. In these four games, Joel has put on an incredible scoring performance after incredible scoring performance, finishing the week off with a 59-point explosion against the Utah Jazz.
Beyond just the scoring performance, Joel Embiid may have had one of the most impressive and complete games ever. Not just for him or for the Sixers, but potentially one of the greatest games we have ever seen. No other player has ever finished with 50 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 blocks in one game, and Embiid exceeded all of those marks.
Embiid finished the night with a 2K MyPlayer stat line. he scored 59 of the Sixers’ 105 points, which in and of itself is remarkable, but that is not where his offensive prowess stopped. Embiid also contributed a team-high eight assists. Even when the Jazz came to double him, Embiid was still able to kick it out for an easy bucket for a teammate routinely. On the defensive side, Joel Embiid also showed out, contributing 11 rebounds and a jaw-dropping, show-stopping, game-winning seven blocks. That is almost double what the entire Jazz team had as a group.
Watching Joel Embiid’s near quadruple-double was proof yet again that he deserves more respect in the NBA. No other player in the league can compete with his level of play. With Harden being out, Embiid needed to step back up, and he proved that he can still do that with ease, hopefully catapulting Joel back into the MVP conversation for yet another season.