Trust the Process

Sam Hinkie knew that Joel Embiid was the future of the Philadelphia 76ers. That’s why he remained so committed to the guy after two missed seasons. It was one of the factors that cost Hinkie his job.

Hinkie was right. Embiid’s awesome.

He’s a lethal threat in the pick and roll already (via NBA.com), and he’s made 50 percent of his three-point attempts.

The dude is only averaging 22.2 minutes, but he’s scoring 18.4 points per game. Much has been made of his historic per-36 minutes stats, and they are off the charts. Using this metric, you see his numbers skyrocket to 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 3.7 blocks.

Don’t expect to see numbers like that anytime soon. The 22-year-old is on a minutes restriction.

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