Joel Embiid May Have Broken His Foot, Screwed Everything Up

Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Just as it seemed like it was all falling into place for the first three picks in the draft (Joel Embiid first, then Jabari Parker, and then Andrew Wiggins to the Sixers at #3), Embiid had to go and possibly break his foot, screwing everything up.

According to ESPN:

“Joel Embiid, considered the front-runner to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, has suffered a right foot injury, his agent and his mentor both confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.

‘He suffered a foot injury to his right foot, sometime over the last few days,’ agent Arn Tellem told ESPN’s Andy Katz by phone Thursday. ‘He’s getting evaluations from various doctors and experts in the field. We’ll know more Friday.’

One source told ESPN.com that Embiid ‘may have broken’ his foot, but Tellem wouldn’t speculate on the seriousness of the injury until he had heard back from doctors. Tellem also said it was unlikely he would be doing any more workouts before the draft, which is June 26.”

Embiid’s injury could slip him out of the top three, thus making Parker or Wiggins the top pick and then the other would fall to the Bucks at #2. The Sixers, as I speculated and feared, seem to be high on Dante Exum as well, so maybe they aren’t entirely worried and will be happy taking Exum at three. Or maybe that trade up to number one just become a whole lot more likely.

h/t Eliot Shorr-Parks at NJ.com

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46 Responses

    1. The Sixers will probably stay put at 3 and 10,and draft 2 big ten players in pf Noah Vonleh,and sg Nik Stauskas.

      1. You’re a fucking dumb ass if you really think that’s who the Sixers are going to take.

        That is all.

  1. Well this sucks.

    And now reports are coming in that the Sixers are seriously considering drafting PF Noah Vonleh if Wiggins isn’t there at 3.

  2. unless it’s something serious like a lisfranc injury, I dont think this will be too much of an issue.

    1. Foot AND back issues for a big man? I don’t know, man – that could be big trouble.

      They can talk Hakeem Olajuwan all they want. I’ll believe that when I see it. Hakeem was a GREAT player, and one whose name should not be tossed around so easily.

      This Embid kid is more likely to be the next Elden Campbell or Andrew Bynum, if anything. Or the next Greg Oden, as has been said.

          1. I agree. I think he still goes top 3. I think we make a move to get to 1 to get Wiggins, Parker goes 2 and Embiid still goes 3 to Cleveland.

  3. Hinkie has the ammo to trade up to #1 (3rd, 10th, 5 2nd rounders, Thad Young), so he better seriously consider making a move if this injury is as serious as it sounds. I’ll be furious if we end up with Exum at 3….

    1. The second rounders are worth nothing. Only the 10th round pick has real value. If the Sixers give up the tenth pick then the Cavs will consider. I would almost have to take the deal if I was Cleveland. The idiots on the radio keep thinking that Thad and second rounders get the Sixers to number one. If the Cleveland GM wants to get fired the day after the draft he can make that deal.

  4. Trade up for the #1 pick. Just do it.

    If they could find a way to draft Wiggins & Vonleh, that would be a total game-changer.

    . . .and then sign Lebron.

    Everything is awesome.

  5. Calm down dude, you’re being totally undude…nothing is fucked here dude, they’re just a bunch of fucking amateurs!

    Just trade Thad and 3 to move up to 1 or 2 to ensure the Wiggins ends up here.

    1. nothing says “LETS REBUILD A TEAM” like getting a guy who has a year left on his contract. The fuck is any non-contender going to do with Thad Young before he hits free agency? A realistic option is trading Thad and a 2nd round to a contender team (such as miami) to get a late 1st rd pick.

      (Okay maybe Cleveland if they get Lebron or Melo, but still..you aren’t giving up Parker/Wiggins for a year of Thad Young + Exum.

      1. “SCENARIO 3: The Cavs trade the pick. If LeBron’s a real goal for the Cavs, why not? They should be calling Flip Saunders every day about Kevin Love. Doesn’t that make a lot more sense than taking Parker or Wiggins to play the same position as LeBron? Or they can flip this pick to the Sixers and try to grab additional picks later in the draft (or a few years of Thad Young). This all depends on how much Cleveland actually likes the other options, but of all the teams at the top, trading has always made more sense for Cleveland than anyone else.”

        Not as far fetched as it seems. That’s from Grantland.

  6. Great scenario:

    Embiid foot is broke.

    Sixers’ trade Thad and 3 to move up to 1 and take Wiggins.

    Embiid falls to 10.

    Sixers’ take Wiggins and Embiid.

    #TogeherWeBuild

    1. Most positive statement I have heard since this report. Absolutely great thinking Walt. You sir, get all my likes.

      Tanks fer nuttin!

      1. Hmm… A more fitting line for this topic would have been:

        “Oh, dat’s all I need!”

    2. Lets just trade Desean Jackson for Jadevon Clowney while we’re at it instead of releasing him. Sixers would have to give up 3 & 10 to get to the #1 pick, and that’s 50/50 (I wouldn’t do it if I was Cleveland). What the hell is a year of Thad Young going to do for a team that won 20 games last year? Turn them into a contender?

      Only value Thad Young has is trading him and a 2nd for a late 1st round pick to a team that needs size.

      1. I disagree and so do some other pundits. I think Thad has value in a package with the third pick and/or a future pick. It’s obviously contingent upon him signing an extension. It’s not like Cleveland is trading back to 10, it’s 2 spots. Embiid was their guy. He might still be their guy, but if he’s not, I see no point in them staying at 1.

        “SCENARIO 3: The Cavs trade the pick. If LeBron’s a real goal for the Cavs, why not? They should be calling Flip Saunders every day about Kevin Love. Doesn’t that make a lot more sense than taking Parker or Wiggins to play the same position as LeBron? Or they can flip this pick to the Sixers and try to grab additional picks later in the draft (or a few years of Thad Young). This all depends on how much Cleveland actually likes the other options, but of all the teams at the top, trading has always made more sense for Cleveland than anyone else.”
        -Grantland

  7. We plan on trading out of 1 anyway. We don’t want to be the first team to lose three 1st overall picks to free agency in a 10-year-span.

  8. Anyone notice I have an actual real co-host today??

    The FOX29 comments may have all but disappeared,, but the copy/paste value on the “stories” has grown by the power of 10.

    I really hope quoting KS in the hockey story was the low point of your tenure, but I doubt it.

    I really had to change a way off variation of her name to FOX29 to get posted???? Fuck both of you.

    1. I am so glad my fiance, who looks like Bud Bundy, is not working with the Wigger today. Brace is nothing but a PitBull wannabe who has no talent, no skills, looks like a fat slob, speaks ebonics, and hits on every fat chick at Pitcher Pubs while doing his DJing gig. He is such a loser, I wouldn’t be surprised if he is actually legally termed a slow individual who rode the short bus in high school. Finally, my breasts are 34 D for the record.

      1. Hi, Liz,

        You’re so special.
        Have I mentioned on the air that we are getting married?
        You’re so special.
        I hope Sean’s RV blows the fuck up on the way to Firefly. Wouldn’t that be special?
        You’re so special.

  9. Jimbo is thanking his lucky stars that Embiid broke his foot and there is something significant to talk about other than his writing. In fact, he may not put up another post all day.

    1. Wishful thinking.

      He is on strict orders to post at least 9 stories a day in my absence, regardless of the quality.

      Page hits, brother, page hits…….

    1. …said the jig that brought that stiff Derrick Coleman BACK to Philadelphia.

  10. Yeah, I see the haters are back. Nothing but jealous philly fat asses.

    IM ON THE RADIO AND YOU AIN’T.

    Thats why all the ladies love me.

    Holla back – wigger wanna b’s

    Brace Out.

    1. You’re on the radio.

      I haven’t had to have a roommate since I was 21.

      Congrats to both of us?

  11. Jim hasn’t posted since 11am, maybe his first paycheck bounced or he’s at woody’s… while the cats away….

  12. Meanwhile, one exec flatly said a Chase Utley trade is “not happening.” The sticker price might not be met on Phillies like Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon, and Jimmy Rollins, but teams see Domonic Brown as someone whom the Phillies would like to swap for a different young change-of-scenery candidate.

  13. Jon Marks wouldn’t shut up about this today and was being his typical blowhard self who just yells and complains about everything. I didn’t think it was possible, but he has actually become as annoying as his idiot sidekick.

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