Parker May Benefit From Embiid Injury

Joel Embiid's path to the NBA has not been easy. - Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Big men are the ultimate NBA temptation, but bad wheels and big men are a bit of a curse.

Bad news for Joel Embiid could be good news for Jabari Parker: Embiid, fresh off of back surgery, now has a stress fracture in his right foot, which could significantly affect where he's drafted. He'll need surgery.

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Odds are that the best appraisal anyone can offer right now is fairly general.  So with Bill Walton, Greg Oden and Sam Bowie as unfortunate precedents, who will take the chance?

It's asking a lot to take him at #1 with two significant injuries already.

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