Los Angeles Lakers interested in Joel Embiid?

The Los Angeles Lakers would consider drafting Joel Embiid if he is not selected in the top six at next week's NBA Draft.

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly shown an interest in selecting Joel Embiid if he falls to seventh in next week's NBA Draft.

The center had been predicted as the number one overall choice, but is now expected to fall down the order after undergoing surgery to insert two screws into his broken foot, ruling him out for up to six months.

According to Los Angeles Daily News, the Lakers would be willing to take a risk on Embiid recovering well from his procedure.

The Lakers are in the process of rebuilding their roster after finishing outside the playoffs last season.

Joel Embiid #21 of the Kansas Jayhawks shoots a free throw during the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Allen Fieldhouse on January 29, 2014
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