Asked how the uncertainty of Embiid’s situation factors into the Sixers’ draft plans in which they could pick as high as Nos. 1 and 4, Colangelo replied, “It’s a great question.” “There is some difficulty there,” Colangelo said. “We’re not sure what to expect. Also there’s the topic of compatibility of parts. The question is how have Nerlens (Noel) and Jahlil (Okafor) meshed so far? We’ve thought about how it might look with Joel (in the mix).”
Gery Woelfel: Ex-Wisconsin prep stars Henry Ellenson and Diamond Stone have dropped out of Marquette and Maryland, respectively, to prepare for NBA draft. Ellenson, a projected top 10 pick, is working out in California, while Stone, considered a fringe-lottery pick, is working out in Florida.