Embiid was projected to be a top-three
Duke's Jabari Parker, Kansas'
The Lakers finished the 2013-14 season with the sixth-worst overall record at 27-55, but fell a spot in May's draft lottery to seventh.
Would the Lakers be able to pass on a player who could develop into the next Hakeem Olajuwon, assuming he's able to get past both the foot and back injuries?
Through 28 games with the Jayhawks, Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks a game.
The Lakers are bringing in Arizona's Aaron Gordon, Oklahoma State's
The team has also worked out Kentucky's Julius Randle, Creighton's
At seven, the Lakers were probably looking at a choice among Gordon, Randle, Smart or Vonleh -- but the Embiid injury could lead to a more difficult decision.
The 20-year-old Embiid fractured the navicular bone in his foot, a delicate injury -- especially for a big man in the
The NBA draft is June 26 in New York.