ESPN – Joel Embiid, considered the front-runner to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, has suffered a right foot injury, his agent and his mentor both confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday. “He suffered a foot injury to his right foot sometime over the last few days,” agent Arn Tellem told ESPN’s Andy Katz by phone Thursday. “He’s getting evaluations from various doctors and experts in the field. We’ll know more Friday.” One source told ESPN.com that Embiid “may have broken” his foot, but Tellem wouldn’t speculate on the seriousness of the injury until he had heard from doctors. Tellem also said it was unlikely Embiid would be doing any more workouts before the draft, which is June 26.
What a dickhead. A week before the NBA Draft and now we have the second coming of Greg Oden. This pretty much forces the Sixers to make a move to trade up a spot or two. If Embiid falls to #3 there is no way the Sixers would take a chance on an injury prone big man when they already gambled on Nerlens Noel. If the trade up doesn’t happen then best case scenario is the Cavs and the Bucks will be the Cavs and the Bucks and fuck up their drafts.