Daily News - June 11, 2014
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Joel Embiid expected to meet with Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: Bob Finnan
"June 12 could help shape the upper half of the June 26 NBA draft.
That’s when the Cavaliers are expected to meet with Kansas center Joel Embiid, according to probasketballdraft.com’s Joe Kotoch.
The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid missed considerable time this season with a stress fracture in his back. Yet, the Cameroon native is such a major talent, he’s still being considered with the No. 1 pick in the draft." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavs to interview former star Price
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio
"Whenever the Cavaliers have a coaching vacancy, it seems fans mention the name of Mark Price.
Well, the Cavs have a vacancy, and this time, it's the Cavs themselves who are thinking about Price. According to several sources close to the coaching search, the Cavs have added Price to their list of interviewees.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was the first to report Price's meeting with the Cavs, and reported the interview will be conducted Tuesday." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
NBA Draft: A look at prospects that might be available at the top of the second round
Author: David Zavac
Publication: Fear the Sword
"The Cavaliers have the number one overall selection in June 26th's NBA Draft. That's awesome. Sometimes I find myself trying to work on something else and I just start giggling to myself thinking about Andrew Wiggins or Joel Embiid. When Jabari Parker is the consolation prize, you know things are good.
But that's not the only pick the team enjoys. Despite trading approximately 764 second round picks this season, the Cavs still have one. In fact, at 33rd overall, they have a great second round pick. These picks are pretty darn valuable. First round picks are guaranteed contracts in the NBA. Even before they finalize their deals, players selected in the first round are slotted a certain amount of money that ties up cap space. Second round picks, by contrast, aren't guaranteed deals, and as such there is no cap hold." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Joel Embiid arrives in Cleveland
Author: Jeff Goodman
"Joel Embiid arrived in Cleveland on Tuesday and will work out for the Cavaliers and undergo a medical evaluation that will likely determine whether the franchise takes him with the top overall pick in the NBA Draft, multiple sources told ESPN.
The 7-foot Cameroon native is the frontunner to be taken by the Cavs, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the June 26 NBA Draft, according to multiple sources close to the situation. However, it will depend heavily on his medical evaluation by team doctors since he sat out the end of his freshman campaign with what Kansas called a stress fracture in his lower back.
Embiid, who averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this past season, missed the Big 12 and NCAA tournament due to the back injury and did not attend the Chicago Combine last month. However, he did participate in a 1-on-0 workout for NBA teams in Santa Monica, California in late-May." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Joel Embiid no lock for No. 1
Author: Chad Ford
Publication: ESPN Insider
"The path for Joel Embiid to be the surprise No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA draft got a little clearer on Tuesday when he landed in Cleveland to undergo a physical and workout for the Cavs on Wednesday, as reported by ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Monday.
But to be the first player to shake NBA commissioner Adam Silver's hand on draft night, Embiid must overcome two obstacles. The first is the cadre of doctors the Cavs will throw at him in Cleveland. The second is owner Dan Gilbert, who has given Cavs management a mandate to win now.
While the Cavs have been mum on who they will take No. 1 in the draft -- various factions within the organization have been stumping for Embiid, Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker -- there is a growing consensus within the organization that if the Cavs' doctors give Embiid's back the green light, he'll be the choice of general manager David Griffin for the No. 1 pick." - CLICK HERE to read full story.