May 11, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT
The NBA Combine’s prestige is dropping quickly.
First Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker withdrew from the event, and now Andrew Wiggins will skip it too.
Andrew Wiggins has informed the NBA that he has withdrawn from the draft combine in Chicago this week, league source tells Yahoo.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2014
That’s, quite possibly, the top three of the draft – which obviously plays a part in the trio’s decisions. Why risk a bad showing, medically or measurably? Prospects like Wiggins, Embiid and Parker have nowhere to go but down.
The risk is, if they fall at all in the draft, they could fall considerably if teams picking 4-10 or so don’t have enough information to comfortably draft them.
But at this stage, that’s probably a risk worth taking. The combine is not.
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