Throughout the day, news has slowly trickled out regarding a possible foot injury for Joel Embiid. The results are in, and they’re as bad as we all feared.
Joel Embiid has suffered stress fracture in right foot and slated for surgery on Friday, agent Arn Tellem says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 19, 2014
The injury figures to have major Draft ramifications.
Hard to exaggerate how much this Embiid news is throwing teams at the top of the draft for a loop. Week away, no one knows what to do.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 19, 2014
My next mock will now have Jabari Parker going No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 19, 2014
Also hearing Cavs were scared off by Embiid’s foot, now focusing on Jabari or Wiggins (Jabari is the favorite). Unbelievable turn of events. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 19, 2014
Also – major ramifications for Boston’s potential Kevin Love deal. Can’t see them giving up the farm for Love if Embiid might fall to 6. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 19, 2014
Also hearing that Arn Tellem wanted Embiid to go first… but if that can’t happen, he’s going to push hard to steer him to Boston or LA. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 19, 2014
"He is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. Joel will be unable to participate in additional workouts, and will not attend the draft in NY"
— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 19, 2014