The 76ers reportedly are still considering Joel Embiid for the third pick in Thursday's NBA draft, despite the stress fracture to his right foot.

But is that a wise pick?

When healthy, the former Kansas center has drawn comparisons to Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. But Embiid has also been compared to Yao Ming, another 7-footer whose career was cut short by the same injury.

Embiid, who was widely regarded as the front-runner for the No. 1 overall pick, had surgery on Friday and is expected to miss up to six months.

-- Philadelphia Inquirer