5 Teams That Should Be All-in on Joel Embiid in 2014 NBA Draft

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5 Teams That Should Be All-in on Joel Embiid in 2014 NBA Draft
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After initial reports from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski that Kansas freshman Joel Embiid would enter the 2014 NBA draft, the 20-year-old center denied making a decision Thursday.

Either way, teams are licking their chops in anticipation of him turning pro this spring.

The Cameroon native averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 2013-14, displaying a quickly growing offensive arsenal and a 7'5" wingspan to rebound and protect the rim.

His poorly timed back injury hurt the Jayhawks' postseason hopes and put a little dent in his draft stock, but he could still end up being one of the top three picks in the draft, if not the No. 1 overall choice.

If he proves to be healthy and explosive in pre-draft workouts and the NBA draft combine, a handful of bottom-feeding NBA clubs should be more than willing to select him with a high lottery pick. We're not going to knock anyone for picking Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins with a top pick, but Embiid should be the top target for several teams.

Which franchises should be all-in on the big fella, and why?

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