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Joel Embiid. Would you take him over Wiggins and Parker?

Discussion in '2021 NBA Draft' started by donatas, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. donatas

    donatas Member

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    From the few games I've seen him in so far, this dude has enormous potential. He has even drawn comparison to Dream. I would really consider taking him #1 if I had the pick.

     
  2. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    holy *****

    this draft is gonna be sick
     
  3. A_3PO

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    I love his potential but it's hard to say right now.
     
  4. Grapenutz

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    His ceiling is ridiculous!! But I wouldnt take him over Wigging, Parker, Randle or Smart
     
  5. Houst0ne

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    Man this draft will be nice
     
  6. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    imagine Dream training this kid
     
  7. Haymitch

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    I would not. But he could be good one day, assuming his age is legit.
     
  8. J Sizzle

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    Wouldn't take him over the Big 3 of Wiggins, Randle, or Parker, but at 4? Why not?
     
  9. dobro1229

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    As of right now no. I think Parker seems like the most cant-miss player right now in the draft. Wiggins is the player that might drop to #3-#5 if he doesn't really take a step forward in the next few weeks, or guys like Gordon/Randle etc. continue to look incredible.

    Embiid... looks about as high upside as any big man that's come out in the past 10 years, but with that upside comes risk. What I've seen of him so far is pretty telling though. His passing out of the post has been pretty promising, However his overall offensive ability looks pretty rudimentary. Hakeem at that age, was already dominant offensively. I dont want to see those types of comparisons... very unfair.

    Keep in mind that scoring 16 points against Iona is a little different that dropping 25 against the Bulls in the NBA. Teams have to be very careful about making sure that talent at that level will translate to the NBA, or he could end up being drafted too high, and labeled a bust too quick.
     
  10. Willard Decker

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    Don't know that I'd take him over Parker or Randle. I've not been impressed with Wiggins but won't go into detail about that here. Embiid's potential is considerable, but he's much to learn before he even approaches his ceiling. My sense is that he'll be drafted high if he declares after this season but would probably benefit from another season of college basketball before entering the NBA. In any case, Embiid would be best served being drafted by a team that uses him initially as a piece of the puzzle rather than a centerpiece because he's the least NBA-ready (at this point) of the prospective lottery-picks for next summer's draft.

    --Captain Decker
     
  11. shastarocket

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    7 footer! Wow...

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/z1lgI-8np7w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Crazy to think that the NBA gets to infuse even more ridiculous talent when it already has the most marketable stars in its history

    I can't wait to see him up against Anthony Davis
     
  12. 101 6 7

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    You might want to revisit Dream Team 1 (and realize there were still marketable ,and marketed, stars that did not make that team.
     
  13. Voice of Aus

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    I'm the only on CF's who isn't on his bandwagon atm
     
  14. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    It's hard not to imagine Kansas winning it all this year.

    Can anyone stop Embiid, in the college game?

    If Wiggins continues to develop well...yikes.
     
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    Kansas

    OK State





    and to a lesser extent, Baylor


    make for a very entertaining Big XII this season.
     
  16. SK34

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    -Runs the floor well
    -haven't seen him shoot (can he shoot)
    -he missed point blank period layups and dunks
     
  17. showa13

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    honestly, I'd consider Embiid over Wiggins, and Marcus Smart over all of them

    God this draft could go down as the greatest ever
     
  18. jtr

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    One word. Smart.
     
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    No way would I take him #1.

    But yes he is good.
     
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