One of the skills Joel Embiid excels at is his ability to defend the rim. He has shown his defensive prowess during the series of exhibition games last month and has carried on to the early stages of the regular season.
During the Philadelphia 76ers‘ game versus the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, he showcased his great timing when he rejected three shots in a span of three minutes.
He has continued to impress a lot of people with his style of play. Embiid is averaging 17 points in only 19 minutes of action per game so far, but with plays like these, it won't be surprising if he is given more time on the court. He is a natural defender who can change a lot of shots with his mere presence.
Should he continue his stellar play and develop his defensive instincts further, it will send a statement to opposing teams and make their players think twice whenever they see Joel Embiid inside the paint.