Out of Site Podcast Special Engagement Series: What if the Cavs or Bucks would taken Joel Embiid ahead of the Sixers at the 2014 NBA Draft? With Dave Early.
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Adio Royster and Dave Early to the summer of 2014. This draft is incredibly important to Philadelphia 76ers fans and history. It is the draft when the Sixers took Joel Hans Embiid third overall. The Cleveland Cavaliers took Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick. The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Duke forward Jabari Parker second overall. That left the Sixers and general manager Sam Hinkie to take Embiid with the third pick. There was a back injury. There was a face injury. There was a foot injury. None of that mattered. Hinkie and the Sixers were happy to take Embiid third, and Embiid was happy not to go to a 'corny' city (his words) like Milwaukee. What if things happened differently? What if David Griffin and the Cavaliers had the foresight to take Embiid and (maybe) pair him with Lebron James and Kyrie Irving down the line? What if the Bucks were patient with Embiid allowing them to pair him with Giannis Antetokounmpo?
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