HoopsHype Jabari Parker rumors

June 26, 2014 Updates
June 25, 2014 Updates

Where Embiid ultimately is selected isn't the only question. Which teams have his medical report is an even bigger one. League sources confirmed that the Cavaliers conducted the physical on Embiid while the Bucks, holding the second overall pick, did the medical work on Duke's Jabari Parker. The teams exchanged the reports. Embiid's injury was discovered during the course of his workout with Cleveland. CBSSports.com

While its tough to tell if it's a preference or truly conceding, former Duke forward Jabari Parker expects to be the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. Parker said the Milwaukee Bucks have promised they would select him with the second overall pick Thursday if he is still available. A source told Yahoo Sports that the Bucks like Parker a lot, but have not made him a promise. Yahoo! Sports

Just two days before the NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers are split on whether to take Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins with the top overall pick, multiple sources told ESPN.com. "They are torn," one source close to the situation told ESPN.com. "They met for three hours, and all they talked about was those two guys." Added another industry source: "They haven't come to a decision yet." ESPN.com

Chris Mannix: One reason some execs believe Jabari to the Cavs is a smokescreen: Several teams--most notably Utah--covet Parker at No. 1. Drive up price. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

June 24, 2014 Updates

For the past few days, the Cavaliers, according to sources, have been leaning toward selecting Parker. The 6-8 forward averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds as a freshman at Duke last season. He would address some of Cleveland's most pressing needs: shooting, basketball smarts and toughness. If the Cavs lose Luol Deng to free agency as widely expected, they will need help at small forward. ESPN.com

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