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Whether it was puberty, a collegiate workout regimen, or a lot of milk, it worked. Joel no longer looks like a skinny stick, and he looks more the part of an NBA center. This is good, as Embiid will need that added size and strength for the perpetual paint play awaiting him in the league.
With Embiid it is important to remember that he has been playing basketball for a relatively short time; only about five years, and he still has a lot of growing to do, both physically and with his game. The size increase over the past few years is a solid start.