Lakers, two other teams "seriously in play" to draft Joel Embiid

In today's look into Lakers rumors and news, the Los Angeles Lakers have been named as one of three teams who are considering drafting injured Kansas center Joel Embiid in the top-seven of Thursday's NBA Draft.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Lakers, Celtics, and 76ers are all willing to look past Embiid's foot and reported back issues in order to have a chance at a potential game-changing big man:

The 76ers and Celtics have each been connected with Embiid through various rumors over the past couple of months, as have the Lakers.

However, the Lakers might be the most interesting possibility of the three in that drafting Embiid would likely have no effect on the high-speed rebuilding project the team is attempting to embark upon for the 2014 NBA season.

Yet, if Embiid can come back fully healthy, he could give Los Angeles a dominant defensive force down low who is also growing as a legitimate offensive threat - a coveted skill set for any NBA team.


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