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|Team and Draft Order||Representative GM||Player Selected|
|#1 Cleveland Cavaliers||Chris Faulkner||Andrew Wiggins|
2) Joel Embiid
This pick was particularly easy with Wiggins going first, and here is why: The Bucks have just selected a Small Forward that has a lot of potential in the last draft. Embiid is a legit 7 foot center that weighs in at about 240 pounds. He averaged over 11 points on 62% shooting from the field, 68.5 % FT shooting, 8 rebounds a game with over 2 of those on the offensive end, and more than 2 and a half blocks a game. He has a good post game, and uses his athleticism to play good defense as well. Embiid does have trouble with heavier centers, so he might need to beef up a little.
Draft Express has a great cover of him against the other three Pro Caliber Centers:
Embiid will be a great pickup for the Bucks because while they have Larry Sanders, he has been less than consistent on and off the court. In fact, the Bucks front court in general has had problems with inconsistencies. Embiid has been said to be NBA ready which may be exactly what the Bucks need to stabilize their front court.
If Embiid doesn't drop to the second pick, I believe the Bucks would be wise to attempt to trade down to get back into the first round because they already have a small forward with plenty of potential, they don't really need a second one. I think the Magic would be ideal (if they can convince them) because they will be able to pick up Dante Exum with the fourth pick and someone else to build their young team with the Magic's 12th pick, but in this case, Embiid drops, and the Bucks get the center that they truly require.
Next up tomorrow: KellyMelvina with the #3 pick for the 76ers and BluesCityJoe with #4 for the Orlando Magic.