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Sixers draft Joel Embiid at No. 3

Updated: June 27, 2014, 12:52 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers selected injured former Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Embiid had surgery last week to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, and could miss anywhere up to a full season depending on how rehabilitation goes.

He was not able to attend Thursday night's draft due to recovery from the surgery.

"It is different. Disappointed, I wish I could be there," Embiid said in an interview ...

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