Joel Embiid of Kansas has a broken foot and needs surgery. And now that piece of news has thrown everyone’s draft projections into disarray.
The Cavs are now looking at trading down a couple of spots, believing that Embiid will still be available. And with the Philadelphia 76ers coveting Andrew Wiggins, it becomes a question of whether they would be willing to trade up from No. 3 to No. 1 – a move that would probably cost them Thaddeus Young.
The Utah Jazz also are discussing a deal with the Cavs that would send Derrick Favors and the No. 5 pick to Cleveland for the No. 1 pick, which the Jazz would use to select Jabari Parker.
The latest news of Embiid, plus much more info on next week’s draft, comes from draft guru Joe Kotoch in this interview with 1280TheZone in Salt Lake City.