Joel Embiid looks fine in latest workout video

It is just a workout. It is not five-on-five or full contact.

But the big question entering the NBA Draft among the consensus top-3 candidates is whether Joel Embiid’s back will hold up. Watching the above video from SLAM, it sure looks like Embiid can move well and take some bumps to that back.

Embiid could very well be Cleveland’s pick with the top overall selection, or he could fall anywhere in the top four. He is largely considered to be one of the top three players in this Draft. A young center with little basketball experience, he showed great instincts defensively and took to offense pretty quickly in his lone year in Kansas. He even overshadowed Andrew Wiggins.

NBA teams will want to take a closer look at his back injury though and make sure he is healthy.

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