By Michael Donovan
So, the Sixers’ Joel Embiid was snubbed for a place on the NBA East All-Star team.
And Sixers Nation is pissed!
As ESPN.com suggested:
Jo Jo is on a minutes limit, but the third-year rookie has captured the hearts and minds of the basketball Twitterati with his tantalizing on-court game and happy-go-lucky social media campaign. Did I mention that he’s 15th in player efficiency rating (PER) and averaging 19.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks despite just averaging 25.3 minutes per game? #TrustTheProcess.
Not only has he been one of the more impactful players in the Eastern Conference (with a real plus-minus rating of 2.9), he also has the city of Philadelphia excited about its basketball team again. He’s putting up per-minute numbers reminiscent of Shaq and David Robinson.