Joel Embiid had a monster week for the Sixers, but he is still a distant second in the MVP race in a recent straw poll conducted by ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

The Sixers All-Star center has averaged 34.5 points and 11 rebounds per game, leading the Sixers to a 4-0 record, including wins over the Oklahoma City, Dallas, the Nets and Clippers.

Embiid dominated against the Nets, scoring 39-points, 13-rebounds against the Nets and followed that with 36 points, 14 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes on Friday against the Clippers.

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“I think he’s clearly the MVP this season,” said Ben Simmons

Out of 101 first-place votes cast by NBA media members, the Sixers center garnered just five votes, while Denver center Nikola Jokic received 101 first-place votes.

Embiid has missed 18 games this season, scoring 30 points and 11.1 rebounds per game this season, helping to lead the Sixers to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 39-17 record.

"I mean I don't think teams know what to do when guarding him." Simmons said.

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