Philadelphia 76ers star Embiid has posted some staggering figures already within the NBA this season.

Embiid has averaged simply shy of 28 factors per recreation and his whole rebound per centre is up (12.9 per cent).

The middle is attempting to stake his case to be one of many largest NBA stars.

The 76ers – who’re fourth within the Japanese Convention with an 11-7 file – have designs on reaching the NBA Finals and have regarded extra fluent with the arrival of Jimmy Butler from Minnesota Timberwolves.

And earlier than the 76ers conflict towards the Phoenix Suns, Embiid admits he nonetheless has some technique to go to achieve the degrees of Davis and Cousins.

He mentioned: “That is the primary yr I actually get to work on my basketball expertise.

“I’m extraordinarily aggressive and I need to win.

“If I say I’m the most effective within the league, then that places a variety of strain on me!

“Possibly Anthony [Davis] and DeMarcus [Cousins] are higher than me.

“It means it’s going to make me enhance my recreation.

“It’s all about setting that bar excessive.

“I’m solely going to get higher.

“I even have a variety of expectations and I need to win the Championship.”

The 76ers trailed by 5 at half-time of their conflict towards the Suns.

Davis’ Pelicans are in want of some inspiration as their file stands at 9-7.

They’re presently eighth within the NBA’s Western Convention.

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