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In this photo from former Kansas center Joel Embiid's Twitter account, Embiid, middle, hears his name called as the third pick, by Philadelphia, in the 2014 NBA draft on Thursday in Los Angeles. Embiid, who recently had foot surgery, was not able to attend the draft in New York.

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