Sixers center Joel Embiid underwent a second surgical procedure on his right foot this week, and he is more than likely going to miss his second straight campaign. The 21-year-old has yet to play a regular season NBA minute since being selected by Philly with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, no stranger to taking chances, knew Embiid’s medical issues made him a gamble, but he decided to roll the dice anyway on the big man from Cameroon, by way of Kansas University. It was a high-risk, high-reward proposition for the Sixers, and one that has in no way panned out for the franchise as of this writing.
This brings me to the topic of the day: Will Joel Embiid ever play for the Sixers, and if so, what kind of production should the team expect from him?
Will Embiid ever live up to being the No. 3 overall pick? While we’re not looking at a taking Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan situation here, is there a player who the Sixers should be haunted by passing on to select the young Kansas center? What are the best/worst case scenarios that you envision for Embiid’s NBA career? Will he even have what can be considered a career, or do you see him never suiting up in the league? Take to the comments section below to share your thoughts and opinions. Sixers fans, feel free to vent and work out whatever issues you may have with the team if necessary. We look forward to what you have to say.
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