New York Post "For most NBA rookies, the first few weeks after they’re selected in the draft fly by, filled with press conferences, summer league games and settling into their new homes. This year, however, there is one rookie who hasn’t had that experience. “I would say kind of boring,” 76ers center Joel..." August 07
Yahoo! Sports "Here's what Joel Embiid, standout Kansas big man and No. 3 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft, looks like today: And here, via Embiid's increasingly indispensable Twitter account, is what the Cameroonian prospect looked like way back in the long, long ago of..." August 05
SB Nation "The wacky Twitter journey of injured Sixers rookie Joel Embiid carries forth. After failing to recruit LeBron James and failing to get Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs, he's moved on to a new Twitter project: failing to go on a date with Rihanna. Via the exclusive reporting of Joel Embiid..." July 22
SLAM Online "adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart. Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and..." July 15
Newark Star-Ledger "For the second year in a row the Sixers are taking a wait and see approach to their top selection in the NBA Draft. The Sixers of course chose Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft despite a stress fracture in his right foot one year after taking..." June 28
According to a source, multiple teams are trying to buy copies of Joel Embiid's medical records from the 5 teams that currently have them.
Philadelphia is still working on a final decision at No. 3, but Joel Embiid has a tremendous chance to be selected there,
Joel Embiid's seriously in play for three spots in top part of lottery: 76ers (3), Celtics (6), Lakers (7), league sources tell Yahoo.
Newark Star-Ledger "The biggest mystery of the 2014 NBA Draft might have just been revealed a little early. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, Kansas center Joel Embiid sent out this tweet -- from a verified account -- seemingly giving away where he will end being drafted. Shortly after either realizing..." June 26
CSN Philly "Who knows what is in Joel Embiid's medical records? According to ESPN.com's Chad Ford in a podcast with Bill Simmons posted Tuesday afternoon, only Cleveland and Milwaukee had been given Embiid's medical information. Later Tuesday afternoon, an NBA source confirmed to CSNPhilly.com that the..." June 25
League source says Celts have talked to all five higher teams about trading up. But nothing imminent. Still preparing for picks 6 and 17.
CBSSports.com "Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry spoke at a press club and rotary club event on Monday morning, and discussed his team's draft plans, which no longer include Joel Embii. Embiid had surgery on his fractured foot on Friday, and he will be out of action for four to six months. It was..." June 23
NBA.com "The NBA Draft Lottery ruined any hope of the Celtics acquiring one of the star players in the Draft, Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. That is, until Thursday. That’s the day news broke that Embiid, widely considered to be a heavy favorite for the top overall pick, had suffered..." June 22
Sacramento Bee "If you want to see NBA executives scrambling for their Sharpies and hastily revising their internal mock drafts? More sleep-deprived than usual? With the annual selection party less than a week away? Mention Joel Embiid. The Kansas center, who was projected as the No.1 overall pick before..." June 22
ESPN.com "Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects for next week's NBA draft, had two screws inserted into his foot during surgery Friday morning, and a source told ESPN.com's Andy Katz that he will need four to six months to fully recover. Embiid's agent, Arn Tellem, said in a statement that the former..." June 21
Dr. Richard Ferkel says in statement he put 2 screws in Embiid's right foot today. Confident he'll play in NBA after "appropriate healing"
Orlando Sentinel "As they prepare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, the Orlando Magic are attempting to obtain as much data as possible about Joel Embiid’s right foot injury so they can make an informed decision if Embiid is available when the team picks fourth overall. The Magic currently don’t know any..." June 20
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.
Joel Embiid's recovery process is expected to cover 4-to-6 months, sources tell Yahoo Sports.
ESPN.com "We know that Embiid's injury is serious. Breaking the navicular bone in your foot is a major injury, as our own Kevin Pelton pointed out yesterday. I've had teams tell me he could be out anywhere from four months to a year. No one will really know for sure until they receive updated medicals..." June 20
Sporting News "Just one week away from the NBA Draft, the Cavaliers were looking at a tough choice to make—go with the athleticism and upside of Andrew Wiggins, the polished offensive game of Jabari Parker or the overall inside presence of Joel Embiid. While there were claims that the Cavs were leaning one..." June 20
NBA.com "Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft. Embiid, one of the top three candidates the Cleveland Cavaliers were considering for the No. 1 overall..." June 20
After polling teams, currently Embiid's range appears to be 3-6 right now. Could change when teams see medicals.
CSN New England "The stress fracture in Joel Embiid's right foot will certainly scare some teams away from selecting him near the top of the draft. But the Boston Celtics aren't one of them. In fact, a source tells CSNNE.com that the Celtics will give some serious thought to potentially moving up in the..." June 19
Embiid's consulting w/ orthopedist Dr. Richard Ferkel in L.A.; determination on fracture and possible surgery expected soon, sources tell Y.
Joel Embiid has suffered stress fracture in right foot and slated for surgery on Friday, agent Arn Tellem says.
CBSSports.com "Just a week before the 2014 NBA Draft, Joel Embiid has suffered a foot injury, via ESPN.com: 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..." June 19
Yahoo! Sports "As the recently concluded NBA Finals becomes part of the league's history, basketball fans can now safely turn their attention to the looming offseason. As usual, the period starts with next Thursday's NBA Draft, a night when every prospect turns into a potential All-Star and every franchise sets..." June 17
League sources indicate Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins all will be in Milwaukee for #Bucks workouts this week.
My sources say the Cavs doctors cleared Embiid. Only reason to leak intel is to try to get him to slip by the Bucks if Cavs swap w/ Philly.
ESPN.com "Chad Ford: If their doctors are confident that he won't have ongoing issues with his back? Yes. I think Embiid has the potential to be the best player at his position in three to five years. The Cavs have Anderson Varejao in the middle, but he's 32 and in the final year of his contract. If you..." June 13
Joel Embiid has arrived in Cleveland, will work out & undergo medical eval for Cavs. Could decide whether he's No. 1 pick, source told ESPN.
Pro Basketball Talk "Cleveland needs talent. Much more of it. They got a star in Kyrie Irving but have missed on other picks in recent years and they remain in the lottery despite owner Dan Gilbert saying he wanted to be back in the playoffs (which in the East should not be that hard to do). They have another No. 1..." June 04
#Bucks director of scouting Billy McKinney on Joel Embiid workout last Fri: "It didn't appear there were any signs of issues with his back."
Basketball Insiders "The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t win the lottery as they had hoped, but that doesn’t mean they can’t drastically improve their team on draft night. With the No. 3 and No. 10 picks in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the 76ers will have the opportunity to add two potential franchise cornerstones..." May 29
ESPN.com "The Cavaliers will visit with former Kansas center Joel Embiid sometime in the coming weeks and conduct a physical, a source told ESPN. Embiid won't visit another team until the Cavaliers are given a chance to determine if they will select Embiid with the top pick in the NBA draft on June..." May 29
CSN Philly "Joel Embiid looks good. And healthy. That seems to be the consensus. A stress fracture in his back caused the Kansas center to miss the back end of the college basketball season. If certain people were worried about it a few months ago, their concerns were evidently assuaged with a series of..." May 28
Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Joel Embiid's camp have been holding discussions on sending him there for a workout. Both sides expect the Cavaliers to be able see Embiid. Embiid said that his back was "100 percent" and that he was feeling no effects from his injury in March. Several sources..." May 27
The News-Herald "There is genuine concern around the league about Kansas center Joel Embiid’s back heading into the June 26 NBA draft. Lesser injuries have caused players to plummet in a draft. Ryan Blake, NBA director of scouting, said in a telephone interview on May 23 that Embiid’s back concerned..." May 26
Pro Basketball Talk "Even in what appears to be the deepest draft class to come along in quite some time, Joel Embiid had emerged as the favorite to be taken with the No. 1 overall pick before a back injury he sustained began to cloud those opinions. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Dante Exum are all talented and..." May 24
Joel Embiid tells Sirius XM radio that his back is "100 percent; no pain, nothing. I been working out, just to get back in the shape."
NESN "This might be the best NBA draft class in years — which, admittedly, isn’t saying much — but it still is not without its question marks. Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid and Duke’s Jabari Parker each spent time as the supposed surefire No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. At some point, one..." April 22
Pro Basketball Talk "A couple weeks ago, a report leaked Joel Embiid would declare for the NBA draft. Embiid, likely sensibly, denied making such a decision. But with Embiid holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today, the writing is on the wall – and on ZagsBlog: Joel Embiid will announce his plans to enter..." April 09
ESPN.com "Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid announced Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft. The Jayhawks big man averaged 11.2 points on 63 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game as a freshman. The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid, 20, is widely regarded as one of the top..." April 09
Yahoo! Sports "Kansas star Joel Embiid – a possible No. 1 overall choice – has decided to enter the June NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Embiid, a 20-year-old, 7-foot freshman, rapidly emerged as one of college basketball's major talents and moved into competition with Jayhawks teammate Andrew Wiggins..." March 27
Fox Sports Kansas City "Joel Embiid is done for the regular season -- and it isn't the first time Kansas' talented freshman center has had to cut his season short because of recurring back problems. Embiid's high school coach, Justin Harden at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., tells FOXSportsKansasCity.com that..." March 03
CBSSports.com "The Bucks have the worst record in basketball, which doesn't guarantee the top pick. But if the ping pong balls dropped in place, they'd lean towards Kansas center Joel Embiid, according to ESPN.com: Bucks GM John Hammond will choose the player he thinks has the best chance of being a star...." February 13
SB Nation "When the season started, Joel Embiid was the other star freshman on the Kansas roster. A 19-year old from Cameroon who started playing basketball three years ago, Embiid was widely seen as a project, a raw big man still years away from thinking about the NBA. Boy, have things changed. While he..." February 08
CBSSports.com "The Wooden Award released its midseason list of 25 players on Wednesday, and the most surprising thing about it to most people was that Kansas freshman Joel Embiid was nowhere to be found even though he's spent the past two weeks playing a huge role for a Kansas team that's topped four straight..." January 23
Grantland "You can’t walk into Allen Fieldhouse without being a little blown away that an arena like this even exists anymore. The windows at the top of the gym make you feel like you’re in the 1970s. The wooden bleachers make you feel like it’s the 1950s. Then you look up, and the championship banners go..." January 21
|5||Jazz||Dante Exum||Australian Institute of Sport|
|6||Celtics||Marcus Smart||Oklahoma St.|
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