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Joel Embiid produces monster 14-minute display for the Philadelphia 76ers

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Trust the process. Sam Hinkie's lasting legacy to the Philadelphia 76ers may come in the form of the dominant college phenomenon Joel Embiid.

After two years on the treatment table, the big man has been slowly but surely making his mark on the organisation in preseason. 

24 months out of action leaves the Sixers in a position of not wanting to rush the former Jayhawk back too soon, but his performances in those short minutes have been mightily impressive. 

Embiid clocked up 14 minutes and 55 seconds on the hardwood during Philly's 79-100 reverse to the Washington Wizards and produced an impressive stat line. 

He pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds - ten on defence - a number that was only matched by the Wizards' Andrew Nicholson, who played 30 minutes. 

The 22-year-old also recorded 11 points, including a dominant putback slam after Sergio Rodriguez's missed three. 

Unlike many other big men, Embiid has a delicate touch from the free-throw line and picked up seven points from eight attempts. He also recorded a steal and a block.

One play that emphasised what a prospect Embiid is came when he was one-on-one with John Wall. The 7'2 man showed quick feet to keep up with the point guard and force him to miss a contested, long, fadeaway two.

This boy has talent.

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