He has missed 215 of a possible 246 games since being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
If Philly extends Embiid this summer, it will cost them likely between $113 million and $146 million, which is a huge risk to commit that kind of money to a guy who has played less than three dozen games over three seasons.
As in anything, there will be winners, and there will be losers, and the draft was no different.
There were some slight winners like Charlotte and Utah landing Malik Monk & Donovan Mitchell respectively at surprising spots. It's just a hunch, but I will nearly guess that Embiid cares more about bringing a championship to Philadelphia than his own agenda, but that's just my personal opinion.
The Philadelphia 76ers took Fultz with the No. 1 pick and the Lakers followed by taking Ball, with the point guards from the Pac-12 Conference beginning a run of seven straight freshmen. The Sixers acquired the No. 1 pick in a deal with Boston for the third pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019. LaVar Ball had said his son would only play for the Lakers, and it was clear that would happen when Lonzo got a phone call with the Lakers on the clock. "Just want to get on the court".
And when you add facts like Jimmy Butler moving on to the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Indiana Pacers possibly trading Paul George, the east is losing top players rather than gaining them.More news: Alabama base, Redstone Arsenal, on lockdown after reports of active shooter
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On May 17, team president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo replied, "It's something we'll talk about at the appropriate time".
No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz will make his pro debut against the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors.
The Sixers made four picks in the second round: UCLA and Australian forward Jonah Bolden; Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans, SMU guard Sterling Brown and power forward Mathias Lessort out of France.
Meanwhile, the NBA officially drops the curtain on an eventful 2016-2017 NBA season today with the first-ever "NBA Awards Show".
Overall, a record 16 freshmen were selected in the first round.