As expected, the Philadelphia 76ers will have a starter in the All-Star Game for the third consecutive season, again courtesy of Joel Embiid‘s interior dominance. The center joins Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker, and Trae Young among Eastern Conference starters.
There was some doubt over Embiid’s credentials this season, but in the end, it’s difficult to leave out a clear top-10 player. In 31 games played, Embiid has averaged 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game. He’s a game-changing defender and a battering ram on offense, finding ample success despite a roster not constructed to play to his strengths.