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Thursday / May 19.
  • Report: Embiid to Meet With Cavs, Undergo Physical

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    Joel Embiid, the projected No. 1 pick in the June 26 NBA Draft, will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers “in the coming weeks” and undergo a physical, according to a report from ESPN’s Andy Katz.

    It’s possible that Embiid — the 7-footer from Cameroon who impressed NBA personnel last week at a group workout in Los Angeles — won’t meet with any other teams.

    From Katz:

    The 7-foot Cameroon native has been projected as a likely top choice throughout the season. That’s why Embiid won’t visit with Milwaukee or Philadelphia, which have the next two picks, until Cleveland has a chance to review his case for No. 1.

    Embiid’s representatives and the Cavs are working toward finding an appropriate date, time and even perhaps place to conduct the interview and physical. The possibility remains it could be in Cleveland but that has not been determined.

     

    The Cavs are still reportedly considering taking Embiid, Duke’s Jabari Parker or Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins at No. 1.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.