The Milwaukee Bucks hold the No. 2 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, and while its unknown whom the team may draft, owner Marc Lasry hinted at a player he'd pass on Monday in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Lasry is ruling out Bucks taking Embiid. "Our decision got a lot easier, mainly because Embiid got hurt."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 23, 2014
"It's hard to take Embiid," Lasry said. "We want somebody who is going to help us on Day 1."— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 23, 2014
Before breaking his foot, Joel Embiid was expected to go in the top three picks. Now, he could slip as far as No. 6 to the Celtics or beyond. Of course, this could all be posturing by teams trying to scare others away from drafting Embiid.
h/t SB Nation