Philadelphia 76ers: 3 Bold Predictions for Joel Embiid in 2018-19

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Joel Embiid is one of the most entertaining players in the NBA, both on and off the court. If you have seen him play, you have probably seen his viral tweets as well. That is part of the reason that Embiid has become one of the most polarizing players in the entire league so quickly.

Last season with the 76ers, Embiid and point guard Ben Simmons were able to take the franchise back to the postseason. Not only did they make the NBA Playoffs, they also knocked off the Miami Heat to advance to the second round. Unfortunately, the 76ers saw their season end at the hands of the Boston Celtics.

Philadelphia is hoping to take the next step heading into the 2018-19 NBA season. They were rumored to be interested in adding a major free agent this offseason, but were unable to do so. LeBron James considered the 76ers, but ultimately ended up signing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The inability to sign a guy like James means that Embiid will once again be the face of the 76ers’ franchise. He will be the go-to scorer, along with Simmons.

If the 76ers want to take another step, they will need their star big man to do the same. Embiid averaged 22.9 points per game to go along with 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. He shot 48.3 percent from the field overall and knocked down 30.8 percent of his three-point attempts.

All of that being said, what three bold predictions can be made for Embiid heading into the upcoming NBA season?

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