Agent: Joel Embiid has stress fracture in foot

Agent: Joel Embiid has stress fracture in foot
June 19, 2014, 3:30 pm
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Kansas center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery Friday to treat a stress fracture in his right foot. (USA Today Images)

Top NBA draft prospect Joel Embiid has a stress fracture in his right foot and will undergo surgery Friday, agent Arn Tellem told Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The fracture occurred in the navicular bone -- located on top of the foot, near the ankle -- and Embiid will neither participate in any additional draft workouts nor attend next Thursday's draft.

The former Kansas center was considered a top-two pick in the draft. In his lone season at Kansas, Embiid averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. He missed the Jayhawks' final seven games with a back injury.

What does this mean for the Sixers? Obviously, the top of the draft has changed dramatically. Before the injury, Embiid, Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker were presumed to be the top three picks - maybe in that order, maybe not. Now? Who knows.

John Gonzalez analyzes the situation here, examining how Dante Exum might fit in with the Cavaliers, who have the top pick. 

Dei Lynam provides her take here, tossing out the idea that the Sixers could grab Noah Vonleh and trade him to Orlando, which has the No. 4 pick.

Meanwhile, Wojnarowski also asserts, citing sources, that the Sixers are entertaining the idea of drafting a point guard with one of their picks -- remember they also have No. 10 -- namely Exum or Marcus Smart. Plus, they're also looking to add another pick between Nos. 3 and 10. 

How would they do that? Thad Young and some twos? Lynam will have more on that later today.

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