We are just three days away from the 2014 NBA Draft, and rumors have been heating up in the past week. On Monday morning, a report came out that most of us figured was the case.
“It’s hard to take Embiid,” Lasry said. “We want somebody who is going to help us on Day 1.”
— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) June 23, 2014
Marc Lasry held a conference at the Rotary Club of Milwaukee on Monday morning to talk about getting the support from the community on a new arena.
Lasry took some time to talk about the Bucks upcoming draft on Thursday night.
The Bucks currently hold the second overall pick in the upcoming draft. With the Cleveland Cavaliers selecting at number one, they have been rumored to leaning towards selecting Duke’s Jabari Parker over Andrew Wiggins of Kansas.
The Bucks really seem to like Wiggins. In all honesty though, who doesn’t? Lasry also said that the Bucks new owner, Wes Edens, flew out to Milwaukee this past Friday to watch Wiggins work out.
In regards to Embiid, Lasry has ruled that out completely saying, “our decision got a lot easier, mainly because Embiid got hurt.”
Embiid will fall down the board come draft night, the question is how far will he fall? If he is still on the board by the time the Utah Jazz draft at five, there is currently no chance that the Jazz will draft him, due to the knee injury to Enes Kanter that will require surgery.
As mentioned, Embiid will fall, but I don’t suspect he falls past seven.