Five games into his career, the Joel Embiid hype train is rolling dangerously over the speed limit.
The Philadelphia 76ers big man has provided fans with optimism, averaging 17.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 21.4 minutes per game. Even though they remain the Eastern Conference's only winless team, they finally have a young star poised to factor prominently into their future.
During Monday's 109-84 loss to the Utah Jazz, Embiid again flaunted skills that typically don't accompany a 7-footer. Along with his nifty ball-handling, he fooled Jeff Withey with a ball fake and hook shot reminiscent of Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon.
The Dream already has more than half the All-Star and All-NBA nods (12 apiece) than The Process has gamed played, so let's not go overboard. Then again, the 76ers have won 47 games since the start of the 2013-14 season.
Let them have this.