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Can Joel Embiid win the Rookie of the Year Award over Dario Saric?

February 17th, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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Is Joel Embiid‘s minutes disparity enough to keep him from winning the Rookie of the Year award?

Joel Embiid is an unprecedented NBA player. A 7-foot-2 behemoth with ballerina feet, an incomparable collection of skills, and vibrant personality have yielded him the affectionate classification as a “unicorn.”

Unfortunately for Philadelphia 76ers fans, equally as unprecedented as Embiid himself would be the idea of Joel receiving the Rookie of the Year Award this May.

Assuming Embiid’s return to full health and normal playing schedule following the All-Star break, he will have the chance to play 22 more games this season, excluding his mandatory rest days. With Embiid’s minutes plan, he will have played exactly 35 percent of available minutes for the Sixers this season.

It would be, without doubt, unprecedented. But the award is not all-…

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Tags: 76ers, Analysis/Opinion, Brandon Ingram, Dario Saric, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Malcolm Brogdon, Marquese Chriss

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