DENVER AT PHILADELPHIA, 5 p.m. Monday, ALT; 950 AM
Spotlight on Joel Embiid: It took two years for the 7-foot center to finally get to his rookie season in the NBA, but the way he’s playing through a quarter of his first season is showing that he was worth the wait. Able to score inside and outside, the 22-year-old Kansas product was selected Eastern Conference rookie of the month after averaging 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in October and November. Embiid, drafted in 2014 but sidelined for two seasons because of injuries, is doing all of this on restricted playing time as the 76ers bring him along cautiously.
Nuggets guard Will Barton tries to score Saturday night in Salt Lake City against Jazz center Rudy Gobert. Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press