With the third pick in the 2014 NBA Draft the Philadelphia 76ers drafted center Joel Embiid from Kansas.
After missing out on Andrew Wiggins, the Sixers end up with quite the consolation prize in Embiid. If his physical health is up to par, Embiid will provide a cornerstone on defense with last year’s pick Nerlens Noel for years to come in Philly.
Offensively, Embiid has shown a deft scoring touch and will only continue to develop. His ceiling has been compared to Hakeem Olajuwon, and if he can live up to the lofty expectations Philadelphia will be the big winners in this draft.