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Joel Embiid.

Watch: Joel Embiid hammers home his first-ever professional dunk in emphatic fashion

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The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, last night 108-105 in preseason.

Only a few days removed from the news that Ben Simmons will not play for the first few months of the season, at least Philly have some good news in the long-awaited return of Joel Embiid.

We say return; he hasn't actually ever played a competitive NBA game since he was drafted third overall in 2014.

But, now he is fully-fit and the big, imposing center appears to be firing.

Although the 76ers have had the luxury of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor in the middle, Embiid offers something of a balance in talents between his two peers.

There is no doubt he looks like a class act and somebody the Sixers have missed.

He recorded his first slam dunk during the loss to the Cavaliers, and the sheer ferocity and venom he slammed it home with showed enough passion to inject life into even the most docile fan.

It's been reported that Embiid has been working on his three-point shot and Philadelphia are considering using him as a stretch-four during Simmons' absence.

Either way, Embiid is a great addition to the Sixers roster and the Eastern Conference outfit should win more than the measly 10 games they did last term.

Topics:
Nerlens Noel
Philadelphia Sixers
Atlantic Division
Eastern Conference
NBA
Joel Embiid
Jahlil Okafor
Allen Iverson

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