While one day, players will be compared to him, 76ers coach Doc Rivers offered some elite comparisons for the 26-year-old's game. He told reporters Thursday that Embiid is a combination of Kevin Garnett and Patrick Ewing.
Those career paths are hardly bad ones to follow, considering they led to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ewing, a center, was an 11-time All-Star and seven-time All-NBA honoree during his 17 seasons (1985-02).
Garnett, who largely played power forward, had a 21-year career that brought in 15 All-Star nods and nine All-NBA selections, with 12 All-Defensive honors.