Feb 4, 2014; Waco, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (21) warms up before the game against the Baylor Bears at the Ferrell Center. The Jayhawks defeated the Bears 69-52. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft rumors 2014: Cavaliers won't consider Joel Embiid with top pick

On Thursday, the NBA world was shaken up when it was reported that Joel Embiid, one of the top prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft class, has a foot injury that will require surgery.

Unfortunately for Embiid, his injury is expected to “shake up the draft” and it appears that he will no longer be in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick that will be made by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

During an appearance on FOX Sports Live on Thursday night, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers are no longer interested in the idea of adding the big man to their roster with the top pick.

“Cleveland is not going to consider Embiid at No. 1, league sources tell me,” Wojnarowski said.

A statement was released on Thursday that explained Embiid’s injury and how he will be moving forward with his recovery.

“Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot,” his agent, Arn Tellem said in a statement. “He is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow. Joel will be unable to participate in any additional workouts, and will not attend the draft in New York. We will have no further comment until after the surgery.”

We will now have to wait and see what player the Cavaliers will shift their attention to.

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  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    Normally i would congratulate Wiggins for being the first pick in the draft, but this is Cleveland we are talking about, anything could still happen. You never want to see anyone get hurt, but this latest injury was probably a blessing for Cleveland because we know the Cavs would have went with Embiid despite his back issues and one thing we learned about Big men…. stay away from them if they have back or feet issues.

    Side note The other day, I stop and paused for a second because something
    smelt like S#!@ So naturally; i check my shoes because i thought i stepped into something…. after checking i finally realized, it was not stuck on my shoes… I was stuck on it… Meaning i had just crossed over into Cleveland.,.,. the good thing i was able to turn quickly around and leave.. the bad thing whoever Cleveland drafts will be stuck in that rat infested sewage town for years where there 500 pound truck built women are considered dainty blossoms and…. Wondering every few minutes if something is on the bottom of his shoes !