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NBA Power Rankings: Joel Embiid Makes Dominant Return for 76ers

Welcome back to the MVP race, Joel Embiid. Philadelphia’s superstar center returned on April 3 to the Sixers’ lineup after a 10-game absence, and he’s quickly returned to form amid a dominant 2020–21 season.

Embiid dropped 27 points on the Thunder in a blowout on Saturday night. He then pulverized the Mavericks with 36 points in 26 minutes on Monday, showcasing his full offensive arsenal in the process. Nikola Jokiu0107 is an absolute delight in every sense, dropping dimes with precision never before seen by a big man. But when Embiid is right, he’s the most fun player to watch in the league.