Joël Embiid (France): Vincent Collet opens the door to the Philadelphia 76ers player

Joël Embiid soon in the jersey of the Blues? This Tuesday, Vincent Collet opened the door to the Philadelphia 76ers player, who has just obtained French nationality, during a press briefing organized in Nanterre a month before the Euro.

When it’s completely selectable for paper and physical reasons, I don’t see why it wasn’t selected. We have always taken the best players and I consider that from the moment he is selectable, he belongs to this category.“, confirmed the coach of the France team about one of the star players of the NBA, five times All-Star.

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If he had been selectable this summer, we would have asked ourselves the question

He still has to obtain his French passport and the FIBA ​​license, which could allow him to be selected for the France team. He would have liked to play at the Euro (September 1-18). If he had been selectable this summer, we would have asked ourselves the question“, said the general manager of the Blues, Boris Diaw. With the Philadelphia Sixers, the Franco-Cameroonian pivot (28 years old, 2.13m) finished top scorer in the regular season with an average of 30.6 points per game.

Joel is a unique player. Now on a close-knit team. We have to see how it could work for the team” wondered, for his part, about the French star Rudy Gobert, triple best defender of the year in the NBA. (With AFP)

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