Welsh: 'Absolutely' would take Embiid with No. 6 pick

Welsh: 'Absolutely' would take Embiid with No. 6 pick
June 26, 2014, 1:45 am
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"If he is healthy, he is a game changer. He could be the next Hakeem Olajuwon." - Tim Welsh

Right now, the NBA Draft is a series of "what if's" for the Boston Celtics.

If Joel Embiid falls to number 6, do the Celtics take a chance on him?

Tim Welsh joined Arbella Early Edition to talk about Embiid.

"He is a special player," said Welsh. "If he is healthy, he is a game changer. He could be the next Hakeem Olajuwon."

Would Welsh use the pick on the 20-year-old? 

"Absolutely, I would," said Welsh. "You have to gamble at that position. The other players are going to be good. Right now, I don't think there's a Hall of Fame player [at No. 6]… I think Embiid will be, if he stays healthy. That's a big if, but that's the gamble you have to take at six."

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