Sports Illustrated has released it’s NBA’s Top 100 of 2019 and Philadelphia’s beloved face of The Process is ranked in the top 10!
Joel Embiid has been ranked #9 in the standings, according to SI.com;
“With so many lingering health concerns, Embiid was given a conservative estimate in last year’s Top 100. He responded with far better health than anyone could have expected while also managing to scale his strong per-minute stats in a larger and steadier role.Embiid will be a fascinating test case going forward, as he’s the only traditional center—by body type—in the Top 10. Smallball has felled many other candidates, and it must be mentioned that his impact was subject to peaks and valleys during the 2018 postseason. If he further establishes himself as an unstoppable two-way interior force, he could have a strong top-five case next season. “
1. LeBron James
3. Steph Curry
4. James Harden
5. Anthony Davis
6. Giannis Antetokounmpo
7. Russell Westbrook
8. Chris Paul
9. Joel Embiid
10. Jimmy Butler
Good ol’ Jo-jo is in niceeeeeeeeee company heading into the 2018-2019 season. 9 days until Sixers camp my friends.
Natalie Egenolf is the Sports Update Anchor for The Mike Missanelli Show from 2-6 on 97.5 The Fanatic and NBC Sports Philadelphia. Twitter: @NatalieEgenolf