When Joel Embiid hit a new level in 2020-21 and finished the year as the MVP runner-up, it was fair to wonder if he could get much better. What if he never quite hit that many pull-up jumpers again? What if injuries bothered him more in the future? He was so dominant already that it was hard to expect too much more.
Well, jump forward to this season, and Embiid is proving that he can still get better. Significantly better.
His defense has been as good as (if not better) than ever since the season started. And after a slower start as a scorer, he’s been absolutely torching teams on offense since he returned from COVID-19 on Nov.