Joel Embiid
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The Philadelphia 76ers president Daryl Morey built the 2020/21 squad around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in this offseason, despite rumors of them leaving on a trade.

Morey participated in an “Ask Me Anything” session with members of the Sixers’ Reddit page and was asked what he saw in Embiid and Simmons that made him want to sign on with the organization.

“Both Ben (24) and Joel (26) are superstar players in the peak of their prime. It is actually very rare to find examples where this is the case and it usually leads to something special.

If you compare Ben and Joel to historic comparable players there is obviously no perfect comparison for either but both have a high probability to be in the top players of all time given how they have started and their age.”

The Sixers added more shooters to surround their two superstars this offseason along with veteran leadership. The Sixers added Seth Curry and Danny Green, while they decided to back-up Embiid with Dwight Howard.