WTF! SIXERS JOJO ONLY 3RD-BEST INTERNATIONAL NBA PLAYER?

By Tommy Matthews

Bleacher Report put together a ranking of the top international players of the past 10 years, including Pascal Siakam and 2024 MVP finalist Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Sixers center Joel Embiid came in at No. 3, one spot ahead of Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic:

Early in his career, Embiid was a frustrating, potential-filled talent.

He missed two full seasons while dealing with a foot injury and only appeared in 31 games because of a knee issue during his third year.

Injuries have remained an annoyance for Embiid—especially in the postseason—but he’s become an incredible force.

Coming in one spot ahead of Embiid was Nikola Jokic. The top spot on this ranking went to Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

In recent years, Embiid has cemented himself as one of the league’s most dominant offensive forces. Across 39 games this season, he posted averages of 34.7 PPG, 11.0 RPG, and 5.6 APG. Embiid looked to be on his way to another MVP campaign, but things got derailed when he suffered a knee injury against the Golden State Warriors.

As for his complete resumé, Embiid is a seven-time All-Star, five-time All-NBA, three-time All-Defense, two-time scoring champ, and one-time MVP. He was also named to an All-Rookie team in 2017.

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