A bombshell on Twitter hit the NBA this past Friday when it was announced that Kansas freshman center and potential No. 1 pick Joel Embiid would be out four to six months with a stress fracture in his foot. After undergoing surgery, Embiid won’t even show up at the NBA Draft in New York on Thursday after he was gone from the top of the draft board to possibly sitting outside of the top three. Now, multiple sources are telling ESPN that the Cleveland Cavaliers are now torn between selecting Duke freshman Jabari Parker of Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins.
With Parker recently climbing to the top of most draft boards and Embiid falling anywhere from pick No. 3 to 5, it seems like the Cavs are leaning more toward going with the for-sure selection in Parker than going with the possibility of picking a player that is injury prone like Embiid. Sources close to the Cavaliers have also stated that the team has been vigorously meeting as of late and debating whether or not to choose Parker or Wiggins. With how the Cavs have handled the draft in the past, fans and followers of the team won’t know until minutes (maybe seconds) before the No. 1 selection who will join the team with the first pick.