Joel Embiid Reportedly Leaves Wasserman Media Group: Latest Comments, Reaction

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 13, 2016

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid of Cameroon looks on during warm-ups prior to the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid is reportedly seeking new representation after leaving the Wasserman Media Group, per Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported he will sign with agent Leon Rose. Jake Fischer of the Boston Globe indicated Rose is based out of New Jersey and has a "long history of [representing Philadelphia] players."

Embiid won't become a restricted free agent until 2018. He has one more guaranteed year on his deal. He'll make a little over $4.8 million in 2016-17, and then the 76ers have a club option on him worth $6.1 million in 2017-18.

Foot injuries have prevented the former No. 3 overall draft pick from making his regular-season debut, and he'll likely be out the remainder of this year after undergoing foot surgery in August.

"I think everybody sort of sees more of him for a reason," head coach Brett Brown said, per Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly.com. "We think he’s heading in a really, really positive direction, both physically and mentally. We’re going at a pace that we’re all happy with. We understand how crucial it is that we don’t miss a beat and he does, too."

Embiid originally signed with the Wasserman Media Group ahead of the 2014 draft. He'll now reportedly join Rose's stable of NBA stars, which includes Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Karl-Anthony Towns.