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Bucks appear to cross Embiid off list for 2nd pick in NBA draft, focus on Parker, Wiggins

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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, Kansas center Joel Embiid (21) works around Iowa State forward Georges Niang, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan. Embiid's hope of being the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is almost certainly gone now because of his foot injury.(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)The Associated Press

The Bucks appear to be narrowing their focus on Duke's Jabari Parker or Kansas' Andrew Wiggins with the second selection in this week's NBA draft.

New team co-owner Marc Lasry says Milwaukee is looking for someone who can help "from Day One."

That would seem to preclude 7-foot center prospect Joel Embiid. Wiggins' teammate with the Jayhawks had foot surgery last week.

Lasry spoke at a Monday meeting of Milwaukee journalists and business leaders. He says it would be hard to take Embiid, while co-owner Wesley Edens was among those who watched Wiggins work out recently.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have the No. 1 pick in the draft. If they take Wiggins or Parker, Lasry says he thinks the Bucks will take the other prospect.