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Watch: highlights of Joel Embiid’s impressive private workout

2014 May 24
by Brian Serra

With Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan on hand watching with intrigue, Joel Embiid put on a performance Friday afternoon that seemingly put him completely out of reach of Orlando at the 4th pick. Step-back jumpers, dream shakes, explosive dunks – for a 7-footer. Swoooooooooooooooon.

While the workout was widely billed as outstanding, the ultimate decision on Embiid will come from his medical records. Bad backs make executives balk – but 7-footers this skilled just don’t come along every year or five. And Embiid is no Darko.

While your only chance to see Embiid in an Orlando Magic uniform will come via trade, it shouldn’t stop you from getting excited about his future in the NBA.

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