Witness the Joel Embiid effect.
Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart is reportedly headed east to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers. Smart worked out for the Lakers on Friday, but is getting looks from the Sixers now as well.
Joel Embiid injury trickle effect: Marcus Smart leaving for Philly for workouts. Aaron Gordon said he heard Philly may want to see him too— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 20, 2014
Australian guard Dante Exum & ex-Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart are slated to work out individually for the Sixers on Sunday, sources say— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 20, 2014
Philly owns the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, while the Lakers pick seventh. Embiid underwent surgery on his foot on Friday and is expected to miss significant -- time that will keep him out of the NBA Summer League and a good portion of the regular season.
Joel Embiid's recovery process is expected to cover 4-to-6 months, sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 20, 2014
Emibiid's injury and surgery has significantly shifted the top of the draft. The former Kansas center was the projected No. 1 pick, but now the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly considering taking Australian point guard Dante Exum or Kansas wing Andrew Wiggins with the top pick.