If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

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    If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    I wouldn't, but I am not high on Embiid. Any other opinions?

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    He won't - but YES to your question

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

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    He won't - but YES to your question

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

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    What he said.

     

    To elaborate, Embiid at 1, 2, or 3 becomes too risky. Embiid at 4, 5, or, 6... not so much.

    ...the King of the Rumba Beat...

     

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    He won't. I would.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    He will undergo surgery. I think he is going to slip.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    Noel was projected #1 pick and fell to exactly the 6th pick in last years draft. It could happen. The big reason he may slip is becuz of the needs of the other teams in front of us, philly is the 3rd pick and they already have noel coming off injury dont really see them drafting another hobbled center and orlando has vucevic, utah has kanter and favors so its possible.

    Would I draft him? Yes, even if he misses a whole season no big deal (just like noel) and then u still have a 20 year old center to build around. If the med reports show that this and his back can be a recurring issue then thats might change things some. 

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH.....a quick and decisive YEPPERS to that question!

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    I don't think so.  Foot stress fractures are not good news.  They tend to be chronic, so no.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    Absolutely would pick Embiid if available at 6. I think that's a risk you just would have to take. The guy has only been playing basketball 4 years, so his upside could be tremendous. Watching him play and realizing he is still raw, there isn't much to not like about Embiid's game so far.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    I wouldnt. This guy is labeled FRAGILE

     
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    I gotta disagree.  I get a big time fragile vibe from this guy, he has only been playing for 3 years and he already has had back issues and now foot sx. Not a good sign for a 7 footer.  An NBA season is a grind.  I wont say he doesn't have potential, but if he gives you nothing he REALLY sets back the rebuild.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    I do it in a heartbeat, especially when you have the #17 in this deep of a draft to get a safe, solid pick. You can take the flier on a potential all time guy (if the Hakeem comparisons come true) if you are also able to get a Payton or Warren type who should be able to step right into a rotation.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    I was all over taking this buy until I heard the TYPE of injury it is.  teejay is, unfortunately, correct.  The Narvicular bone is a bad thing.........I got two words for you:  Bill Walton!!

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

     
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    I was all over taking this buy until I heard the TYPE of injury it is.  teejay is, unfortunately, correct.  The Narvicular bone is a bad thing.........I got two words for you:  Bill Walton!!

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

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    Yao Ming as well.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    So Yao and Bill Walton had the navicular stress fracture and never played to their potentials after. Are there any NBA players that had this problem and recovered to play well long and after?

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    In the eighties they said , in 40 years we will be able to fix this.  Now they say, in 10 years we will be able to fix this

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

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    I wouldn't, but I am not high on Embiid. Any other opinions?





    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO !


     



    Stop undervaluing Marcus Smart, Vonleh will probably be gone with Embid injured , Marcus Smart is perfect with Rondo or as the backup PG ,  a 3man backcourt of Rondo, Smart and Bradley would be tough as nails and very interesting to watch. Smart also has the Alpha Male personality to be able to handle the whole Boston experience......


     

     
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    I wouldn't, but I am not high on Embiid. Any other opinions?


     




    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO !

     

     

     

     


    Stop undervaluing Marcus Smart, Vonleh will probably be gone with Embid injured , Marcus Smart is perfect with Rondo or as the backup PG ,  a 3man backcourt of Rondo, Smart and Bradley would be tough as nails and very interesting to watch. Smart also has the Alpha Male personality to be able to handle the whole Boston experience......

     

     

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    I like marcus smart, but 2 non shooters at the guard position, is a recipe for disaster. Both rondo and smart are below 30% 3pt shooters. (smart shot at the shorter ncaa distance too)

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    I agree, if we are going to take someone who can't shoot, we might as well take Gordon......or Exum

    "Climb on my back, boys, and I'll take you home." - Cedric Maxwell

    "You show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser." - Red Auerbach

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - Hedley Lamarr

    If no Bynum injury, no Gasol trade - last word!!

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    Basketball, not throw it in the oceanball

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

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    So Yao and Bill Walton had the navicular stress fracture and never played to their potentials after. Are there any NBA players that had this problem and recovered to play well long and after?

     

     

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    Medical technology of the 1980s is very different from what we have now.

     

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    Very true

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

    Tough one. I am concerned about Embiid's fragility. Did he try to do too much after being away from the game for so long? Maybe. I know that he had a very rigorous tryout with Cleveland. If he has weak bones then his career is over.

     
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    Re: If Embiid slips to #6, do we pick him?

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    So Yao and Bill Walton had the navicular stress fracture and never played to their potentials after. Are there any NBA players that had this problem and recovered to play well long and after?

     

     

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    Medical technology of the 1980s is very different from what we have now.

     

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    Yao Ming wasn't the 80's.  Foot stress fractures tend to be chronic.  O.K.  If he dropped a bowling ball on his foot and broke a bone, then I'd say no big deal.  If this is something that just occurred from running up and down the court, then that's a different story.  If that's what happened, then it points to something more ominous - like genetic or poor physiology.  Not everyone can run up and done the court every day - some people's feet just can't take that pounding.

     
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    So Yao and Bill Walton had the navicular stress fracture and never played to their potentials after. Are there any NBA players that had this problem and recovered to play well long and after?

     

     

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    Medical technology of the 1980s is very different from what we have now.

     

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    Yao Ming wasn't the 80's.  Foot stress fractures tend to be chronic.  O.K.  If he dropped a bowling ball on his foot and broke a bone, then I'd say no big deal.  If this is something that just occurred from running up and down the court, then that's a different story.  If that's what happened, then it points to something more ominous - like genetic or poor physiology.  Not everyone can run up and done the court every day - some people's feet just can't take that pounding.

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    Embiid is not as big and heavy as Yao Ming.  And Ilgauskas, who was a big man did play out 8-9 seasons after this injury.  If Embiid has weak bones, and he will take 6-9 months to recover, put him some kind of treatment plan to harden the bones.  I will take the chance.

     
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