Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokić are two of the best centers in the NBA, but they couldn't be more different. Embiid is a force of nature with his imposing physicality, while Jokić is a skilled playmaker with a knack for finding open teammates. While both players have won MVP awards, Jokić has had more success in the playoffs, thanks in part to his better supporting cast.
In the 2022-2023 playoffs, the 76ers were eliminated by the Celtics in the second round. Embiid was dominant in the series, averaging 30.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, but he didn't have enough help from his teammates. The 76ers shot just 32.6% from 3-point range in the series, and they were outscored by 16.6 points per game in the paint.
Embiid knows that he needs more help from his teammates if the 76ers want to win a championship. The team has already made some moves this offseason, trading for James Harden and drafting Tyrese Maxey. If these moves pay off, the 76ers could be a contender in the East next season.