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How Far Will Embiid Slip?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Smook, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. aelliott

    aelliott Contributing Member

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Wilt Chamberlain
    Hakeem Olajuwon (not counting his bout of phlebitis).

    I don't remember Moses Malone being injured until very late in his career.
     
  2. SWTsig

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    All the way to wherever the rockets are picking.
     
  3. roslolian

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    Its a best case scenario, I was talking about how guys who seemed invincible going into the league ended up being injured, even someone like Bogut who had no health issues and wasn't an athletic freak ended up being injury prone. If supermen like these guys ended up having health issues later on what're the chances of embiid having a long and healthy career, considering he already dealing with various issues before he even gets drafted? Anyway people will always gamble on talent but in a draft this deep why take a large risk when other healthy picks were available with potential as well?
     
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    Reminds me of Oden... Same situation, different injuries.
     
  5. Duffy Pratt

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    Also Patrick Ewing, Elvin Hayes, Wes Unseld, Dave Cowens, Robert Parrish
     
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    still get shivers when i hear 'navicular'. dat PTSD from Yao.


    poor kid. he won't slide that far but its a massive blow this young
     
  7. sTeKcOr22

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    Shouldn't even be a lottery pick at this point, but I've seen crazier things happen.
     
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    Terrible place for a big man to have a fracture in his foot -- run away...
     
  9. RightToCensor

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    Yassss
     
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    edit: I don't know how in the hell I did that!
     
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    Been there, done that, don't want. I feel sorry for the kid, but there it is.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cleveland is making calls trying to trade down between the 3-5 spot because they think Embiid will slip.</p>&mdash; Brett Poirier NBA (@BrettNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrettNBA/statuses/480349593776189440">June 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  13. clos4life

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    I'll be surprised if he slips past the top 5. If I were to guess he would be drafted #4 at worst after wiggins, parker, exum.
     
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    Cleveland will still take him.
     
  15. RightToCensor

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    Parker to CLE
    Wiggins to MIL
    Exum to PHI
    Vonleh to ORL
    Smart to UTA
    Embiid to BOS
     
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    He won't get past both Celtics and Lakers. One of those teams will roll the dice.

    I don't understand why teams still think centers are worthy of being the #1 overall pick in the league still. Cleveland is lucky Embiid got injured as Parker will probably be a good NBA player. The way the modern game is played these days, centers just clog the lane on offense unless they can hit a 15-20 footer or something.
     
  17. heypartner

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    George Mikan
    Bill Russell
    Robert Parish
    David Robinson
    Patrick Ewing
    Dikembe Mutombo
    Shaquille O'Neill
    Our own Howard

    Together with who you mention that's like 30 rings
     
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    If I were Cleveland I would trade the number one pick to Philly for their #3. Draft Embidd there.
     
  19. A_3PO

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    The real question then is what do you think the Sixers give the Cavs to make that trade?
     
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    aghhhh center with foot issues

    not a good sign
     

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