GALLOWAY, N.J. –The 76ers have been throwing around the words blood bath  when describing the post-player competitions  at training camp.

But Joel Embiid is confident that he won't be the one losing blood on the court.

"I feel like I'm the best player on the floor," he said following Tuesday morning's workout at Stockton University. "So I'm just going to do my job on the floor. I'm just going to do what coach [Brett Brown] wants me to do: Be a defensive piece, and when I'm needed to be a scorer, I'm going to be that.

"But the mindset I get whenever I get on the floor is that I'm the best player."

The 7-foot-2, 276-pounder has the potential to be a perennial all-star. However, the biggest unknown is his health.  The third overall pick in the 2014 draft missed his first two seasons due to surgeries to repair a broken right foot.


On the latest Locked On Sixers podcast, Marc Narducci and I discuss whether Dario Saric can fit in at the 3. Listen below:

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