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76ers coach Brett Brown: Joel Embiid has ‘it’ factor like Tim Duncan did

Philadelphia 76ers Media Day

CAMDEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during media day on September 26, 2016 in Camden, New Jersey. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Expectations for Joel Embiid are already laughably high.

76ers coach Brett Brown, a former Spurs assistant, just turned the hype up to 11.

Brown, via Jessica Camerato of CSN Philly:

“You see him and he just has ‘it,’” Brown said. “Years ago, you saw it with [Tim] Duncan. I see it with him in regards to a real target offensively and a real sort of centerpiece defensively.”

Embiid has looked solid in the preseason after missing his first two pro seasons due to injury. Tim Duncan is one of the greatest players of all time.

Brown is either prophetic or WAY ahead of himself. Hopefully, Embiid stays healthy enough for us to find out.