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Position
C
 
Jersey
11
Name  Joel Embiid
Born  3/16/1994
Height  7-0
Weight  250
College  Kansas
6/26/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: The Sixers took a chance on Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Insight: Embiid was supposed to go No. 1 to Cleveland but the Cavs were scared away by his foot injury. When Embiid gets healthy, he and Nerlens Noel will form one of the league's best young low post duos.
 
6/21/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Joel Embiid's draft position is in limbo following surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot earlier this week. SOURCE: Ken Berger, CBS Sports
Insight: Embiid had the operation on Friday. He likely would have gone to Cleveland with the No. 1 pick but now the foot injury could prevent him from going in the top-ten. The Celtics at No. 6 seem like a real possibility for Embiid, who averaged 11.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 2.6 bpg during his only season at Kansas. Embiid faces a 4-to-6 month recovery period.
 
5/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN's Sportscenter, the Cavs are targeting former University of Kansas center Joel Embiid with the No. 1 pick.
Insight: Embiid does fill a need for Cleveland at center but his back issues make him a much bigger risk than Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins, who are also being considered for the top pick. Embiid averaged 11.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 2.6 bpg in his only season at Kansas.