Editor’s Note: The Voice of the Fan is back with his thoughts on Joel Embiid.
There are many reasons not to discard Joel Embiid from atop the Cavaliers draft board just yet. Many experts are saying he could become an very good or even a top NBA player! He has the tools to be not only a rim protector, but also has the offensive prowess to be good in the paint and outside it.
Lets face it, how long does it take someone with that skill set to come along in the draft and the Cavs to have a chance at him? I realize he has had a back issue and now a foot also. But Cleveland has been through this before with Big Z. But this player has a better upside and hopefully less physical problems down the road.
Grantland’s Ryen Russillo stated he has the best upside pick of anyone in the draft! That is saying a lot as Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are in this same draft and they are very good and hard to pass up. But Embiid could be the center here for years and let’s face it, they haven’t had a really good one for a long time and has been a need for years!
The Cavs won’t probably be playing for a championship this coming year, as it will take time to assimilate Coach David Blatt’s offensive and be skilled with it. They pass on Nerlens Noel and they really need a big man with Embiid’s skill set. They were going to give away a lot of talent and picks to get Love from the Timberwolves. So let’s not give up taking Joel this year!!