Daily News - May 25, 2014

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Terry's Talkin' about Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel, LeBron James, Cavs draft and Indians
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Plain Dealer

About the NBA draft ...

Talking to a few top NBA people, here's how they view the top of the draft:

1. Highest risk, highest reward: Joel Embiid, the 7-foot center from Kansas. He has played only one year in college, and only four years of basketball in his life. Some NBA people believe the product of Cameroon can actually become a significant scorer in the pros -- but not right away. Embiid averaged 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Small forward Andrew Wiggins could have big impact on Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Draft 2014
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Everybody has an opinion about who the Cavaliers should take with the NBA Draft's No. 1 pick on June 26.

There is no consensus, but for many the choice is Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins.

ESPN's Tom Ford, a former NBA executive with Portland and Memphis, says, "I love Andrew Wiggins at No. 1. He's the most spectacular talent in the draft. ... He dazzles with his talent. ... You get the tingles when you see him at times." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Will Cleveland Cavaliers use their No. 1 draft pick? Hey, Mary!
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Got a question about the Cavs? Send it in. Submit your question at cleveland.com/heymary and Plain Dealer Cavs beat writer Mary Schmitt Boyer will choose at least one to answer each week.

Hey, Mary: If Chris Grant was still GM I wouldn't be surprised by him shocking everyone by drafting undersized Julius Randle as the top pick using his analytics system. With David Griffin now as GM what percentage sure are you that he will draft one of the big three in the draft? -- Omar Tucker, Cleveland - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Bob Finnan's NBA notes: Concerns arise about Kansas center Joel Embiid's back
Author: Bob Finnan
Publication: The News-Herald/The Morning Journal

There is genuine concern around the league about Kansas center Joel Embiid’s back heading into the June 26 NBA draft.

Lesser injuries have caused players to plummet in a draft.

Ryan Blake, NBA director of scouting, said in a telephone interview on May 23 that Embiid’s back concerned him. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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