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Could foot injury drop Joel Embiid into Lakers range at 7th pick?
Could foot injury drop Joel Embiid into Lakers range at 7th pick?

Kansas center Joel Embiid will have surgery Friday after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot. Embiid was projected to be a top-three NBA draft pick, if not first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The freshman 7-foot center also sat out the NCAA tournament because of a stress fracture in his back. Duke's Jabari Parker, Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Australian guard Dante Exum could displace Embiid in the draft -- the question relating to the Lakers, will Embiid drop to seven? 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...

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