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Could Joel Embiid Fall to No.9?

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So the guy has already had back issues and now foot issues. Why would anyone want this guy in the first round. Doesn't matter how much talent a person has if they are hurt all the time. All of ya'll preaching that this is a sure fire can't miss player are about to eat crow bc he will not amount to much more then a journeyman due to injuries. Ya'll never think about someone jumping to the NBA to get paid before getting hurt.

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Cleveland's doctors already examined him right?  If they pass on him, we need to do the same.

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I think I'd be willing to take the chance assuming none of the other guys fall to us. Having said that I don't think he makes it to #9

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Definitely would take him at #9.

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He 20 years old and has already broken his back and foot all in the same year. I don't see how he is NBA ready or even shown that he is anything more then a D League player given that he not even finished 1 year in college ball due to injuries. He made the jump trying to get paid before all the issues popped up but was busted before he could sign a contract. The types of injuries he's had has killed the careers of far better and more accomplished players. Someone may take a stab at him but it will be a career risk pick. Don't be surprised if he goes undrafted.

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Just to add on one more thing when all you have done to show your healthy is play a 1 on 0 game and be considered as a top pick is strongly misguided. According to that logic I should be drafted in the top 10.

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He 20 years old and has already broken his back and foot all in the same year. I don't see how he is NBA ready or even shown that he is anything more then a D League player given that he not even finished 1 year in college ball due to injuries. He made the jump trying to get paid before all the issues popped up but was busted before he could sign a contract. The types of injuries he's had has killed the careers of far better and more accomplished players. Someone may take a stab at him but it will be a career risk pick. Don't be surprised if he goes undrafted.

He won't go undrafted. Even for all the fear mongering I just did, there is also a good chance he fully heals.

But still there is a distinct chance this is a recurring issue and he has no real career at all.

Our Drs would need to do their homework on this guy and review his feet closely before investing millions on him.

I still believe he will be off the board by 9 because other teams will review his medical also. If he has a good prognosis he will be gone. If he doesn't we should avoid him also.

Either way I don't see him being a Hornet.

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But the thing is, he limited his information to the top 3 teams I believe. This gives others no chance to really get a good picture of where the guy is health wise and he can't travel to teams before the draft to be evaluated by a team doctor. All the information that comes from his camp in the past and in the future is considered questionable at best.

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But the thing is, he limited his information to the top 3 teams I believe. This gives others no chance to really get a good picture of where the guy is health wise and he can't travel to teams before the draft to be evaluated by a team doctor. All the information that comes from his camp in the past and in the future is considered questionable at best.

That is why our own team Drs would need to evaluate him. I believe the Cavs discovered the fracture.

If they won't let us the we don't draft him.

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Cleveland's doctors already examined him right? If they pass on him, we need to do the same.

Every single team's doctors are different; i.e., Star.

I mean just go see three different doctors yourself and you're going to get different answers.

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He can't travel after the surgery and is limited to what can and can't be done due to the surgery. With the Cavs being the one that found the issue along with the limited physical work that he has been able to do regarding his back I'm more of a shoot first ask questions later bc it seems to be a pandora's box with guy. Of course they are going to say the surgery was successful but there is really no way to followup and be evaluated by independent doctors given the tight timeline leading up to the draft. Not.necessarly disagreeing that he won't be drafted but with all the issues and questions surrounding his health and the way things have unfolded I would have him off my draft board bc of history of how these things have played out. And personally I would feel that his team was trying to screw me.

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Every doctor is different but if the diagnosis was won't then why is he going ahead with surgery?

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