Report: Cavs Likely To Select Embiid With #1 Pick

Joel Embiid frontrunner for Cavs

It seems since day one Joel Embiid has been Cleveland’s favorite prospect. The 7-footer worked out for the organization today and reports say he’s their guy, at least for now.

All 250 pounds of Embiid arrived in Cleveland Tuesday to work out with the Cavaliers, who, right now, are expected to select the big man out of Kansas with their No. 1 pick. Sources told’s Jeff Goodman that Embiid is the “front-runner” to go first overall.

Things could always change after Cleveland works out Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and even Dante Exum, but at the end of the day, Cleveland could use a true center and rim protector like Embiid.