Jan 5, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers injured center Joel Embiid (21) during warm ups before a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
The decision to select Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is looking worse and worse with each passing day.
It was known, of course, that Embiid would miss his entire rookie season as he recovered from a foot injury. But the team had success in a similar situation with Nerlens Noel the previous season, so Embiid was believed to be well worth the risk.
But attitude issues have been a problem with Embiid at various points, the worst of which may have been an altercation with the team's strength coach that resulted in him being sent home from a West Coast road trip last year.