Joel Embiid must have received some early draft news, or someone is playing games on social media. A tweet from Embiid’s account came out late Wednesday night saying the former Jayhawks big man was a Laker.
Embiid deleted the tweet a short time later, and offered this explanation.
Embiid is no longer a lock to go No. 1, so the idea of him really having clear knowledge of his landing spot at this point just isn’t correct.
Embiid could have received assurances from a couple of teams, including the Lakers, guaranteeing that they will select him if he does indeed slide.