Joel Embiid Takes Shot at DeAndre Ayton Right After He Goes No. 1

Joel Embiid Takes Shot at DeAndre Ayton Right After He Goes No. 1

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Joel Embiid Takes Shot at DeAndre Ayton Right After He Goes No. 1

Joel Embiid wants nothing to do with this 2018 NBA Draft class, not even No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton.Β Embiid won’t stand for anyone drawing comparisons between himself and the No. 1 overall pick.

Embiid’s tweet about theΒ Phoenix Suns newly-minted center got the conversation started with Draymond Green.

Ayton did struggle on defense in college, but he’s got the size and athleticism to improve and develop as a defender. If he can develop into a solid NBA defender, he will indeed be on a trajectory to have similarities with Embiid.

But apparently, there’s no selling Embiid on Ayton’s ceiling. Embiid’s comments should set the stage for fun on-court matchups to come. Considering Ayton is active on Twitter, perhaps they’ll battle off the court, too.

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