Potential No. 1 overall pick Joel Embiid has drawn some red flags due to a back injury that sidelined him at Kansas. It hasn’t helped that very little is known about his injury other than its name. As a result, Embiid has reportedly been red flagged by the Cleveland Cavaliers and thus out of the running for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The video below, however, is wow. Just wow. Granted, Embiid isn’t playing live or in doing anything other than drills, but he looks incredible. He shows off his supreme athleticism, his touch with the ball and doesn’t look at all slowed by his back. If I were Cavs GM David Griffin, I would still want the Cavs’ doctors to examine Embiid’s back myself and then make a decision on whether or not to completely rule out Embiid. But Embiid’s talent athleticism are full in display in this video. Although it’s just over two minutes of footage, you can’t help but get excited about Embiid wearing a Cleveland uniform after watching.