ESPN: Cavs Eying Embiid

The well connected Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com just put out a report indicating that the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking at former Kansas center Joel Embiid with the number one pick of the draft.

From the ESPN.com story:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have 7-footer Joel Embiid at the top of their draft board, but it’s still early in the process and the team needs to obtain medical information on the Cameroon native’s back injury, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

Sources also told ESPN.com that while Embiid is first on the organization’s wish list, that doesn’t mean that Cavs general manager David Griffin — who had the interim tag lifted earlier this month — isn’t also considering Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker with the first pick.

You have to think that Embiid will either go one or two leaving the Sixers with either Parker or Wiggins at the three. With the draft more than a month away you can bet that all three players will be associated with the Cavaliers at some point and there will likely be a workout warrior who rises up the draft board.

It’s gonna be a fun month.