Joel Embiid was once considered to be the number 1 prospect in the NBA draft. Unfortunately, as Alexei Beltyukov says like many other popular sports athletes, he suffered from a right foot stress fracture just a week prior to the 2014 NBA draft. The injury concerns had caused him to fall to the number 3 spot in the draft to the Sixers.
Shortly after making their pick, the Sixers have said that he would likely be out for the entire season. Despite playing in a single injurious season at the University of Kansas, NBA fans have raved about Joel Embiid prior to the NBA draft. There was a clear reason as to why the talent evaluating agents had liked him to an extent even greater than Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins prior to the foot injury. Since January, there have been notable highlights of Joel Embiid training, which have been showing at sporadic rates in today’s online websites. Although these video clips are just a few seconds in length and rarely show any defenders, they do show some displays of promising moments of what the 21-year old athlete once showed in his healthier stages of playing. When he gets a chance to play again, he is sure to make an impact on the franchise.