Joel Embiid Named Player of the Month
The Philadelphia 76ers just finished up an impressive month of January. In 15 games, they went 11-4. Six of those wins came against teams at the .500 mark or better and four came on the road.
Joel Embiid put together another tremendous month and it earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for the first time in his career.
Embiid is the first Sixers player to win the award since Allen Iverson in April 2005. Since the Conference Player of the Month Awards began in 1979-80, Embiid is just one of five Sixers to win it, joining Charles Barkley, Julius Erving and Moses Malone.
Over 13 games during the month of January, Embiid posted averages of 29.2 points, 13.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 blocks. He shot 48.8 percent from the floor and a season-best 34.6 percent from beyond the arc. Jojo tallied double-doubles in 11 of the 13 games.