NBA Mock Draft 3.0: To Embiid or not to Embiid?

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Joel Embiid has reportedly impressed Cavaliers officials in private workouts leading up to the draft.

Joel Embiid has reportedly impressed Cavaliers officials in private workouts leading up to the draft.

MANNIX: Meet the draft's international man of mystery

Michigan State could have two players go in the top 15 in Adreian Payne (left) and Gary Harris.

Michigan State could have two players go in the top 15 in Adreian Payne (left) and Gary Harris.

With Derek Fisher now coaching the Knicks, the Thunder could target Lousiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton.

With Derek Fisher now coaching the Knicks, the Thunder could target Lousiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton.

The Spurs love tapping the international market, and the 7'3", 265-pound Tavares is an intriguing prospect for a team with an aging front line. A true center with limited mobility, Tavares opened some eyes with his play at the Spanish Cup. He's an ideal draft-and-stash candidate, a strategy with which San Antonio is familiar.