A foot injury to Joel Embiid is bound to shake up the 2014 NBA draft board, with teams now learning he'll require surgery.
There was already previous concerns regarding Embiid's durability, after he missed the entire postseason with a stress fracture in his back. A follow-up foot injury should ultimately be just enough to push the Cleveland Cavaliers' attention elsewhere—probably to a safer option on the board.
Now that Embiid is back on the shelf, we have a new No. 1 at the top.
The other prospects are still in hardcore workout mode, flying city to city to audition for as many teams that will have them.
Team needs, along with each prospect's NBA potential, were taken into account when deciding how we project the draft to play out.