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Joel Embiid Impresses in Sixers Debut

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Joel Embiid began the night as nervous as he has ever been. But by the end of his highly anticipated pro debut, Embiid was showered with chants of “Trust the process!” while already becoming the 76ers‘ go-to player.

Playing in his first regular-season NBA game after missing his first two seasons due to two surgeries on his right foot, Embiid drew oohs and aahs from a sellout Philadelphia crowd — even on missed shots — by flashing the versatile potential that made him the third overall pick in 2014 out of Kansas. Embiid didn’t disappoint, finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in a 103-97 Sixers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. In 28 games with the Jayhawks, Embiid never scored 20 points in a game.

Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN

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Sources: Kings Decline to Match Offer Sheet for Bogdan Bogdanovic

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The Sacramento Kings have declined to match the Atlanta Hawks’ four-year, $72 million offer sheet for restricted free agent guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Report: Bam Adebayo, HEAT Agree to Extension

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The Heat and Bam Adebayo have agreed to a five-year max extension, Adebayo’s agent, Alex Saratsis, tells ESPN.

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Report: Brandon Ingram, Pelicans Agree to Extension

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New Orleans Pelicans All-Star F Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of @excelsm_bball tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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