Which teams would take Embiid No. 1?
January, 15, 2014
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
Though the 2014 NBA draft is expected to include at least three players with a chance at the No. 1 overall pick -- Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid -- the player who ultimately hears his named called first will largely come down to which team lands the top pick.
Given each team's needs, some would likely go with the mature, ready-made game of Parker, who could end up being the closest thing we've seen to Paul Pierce since ... well, Paul Pierce. Others would have a hard time passing on Wiggins, the smooth, rangy top-tier athlete with enormous upside. But what about Embiid, the late-blooming skilled 7-footer? Which teams would select him No. 1 overall? One of our experts weighed in on that today.