By Michael Grimm
Now that the Sixers have shown coach Brett Brown the door, firing him after seven season, Vegas is turning its attention to All Star center Joel Embiid.
Arguably the best center in the NBA, Embiid has been frustrating for Sixers fans (and bettors) in his career with Philly but there’s a reason he’s listed at -750 to be here next season.
The big man has shown to be a dominant force at both ends of the court and he fits the conventional style of basketball most NBA coaches are used to.
However, his conditioning and injury risk have been topics of discussion ever since he entered the league and humans that size generally aren’t made to last as professional athletes. This is why the option is on the table of potentially trading him out of Philly because the return of assets would be a king’s ransom for a franchise devoid of any outside of the all-star duo.
He’ll likely stay with the Sixers but don’t be shocked if GM Elton Brand is taking calls for the all-star center in the offseason.
|Golden State Warriors||+750|
Odds as of August 24 at Bovada