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Jazz talking to Cavs about moving up to No. 1 in 2014 NBA Draft

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Joel Embiid of Kansas has a broken foot and needs surgery. And now that piece of news has thrown everyone's draft projections into disarray.

Embiid was listed at No. 1 in Mock Draft 4.0 on www.sheridanhoops.com, but he won't be at the top in the next edition. So does that mean the Cavs will not draft him? Perhaps not.

The Cavs are now looking at trading down a couple of spots, believing that Embiid will still be available. And with the Philadelphia 76ers coveting Andrew Wiggins, it becomes a question of whether they'd be willing to trade up from No. 3 to No. 1 -- a move that would probably cost them Thaddeus Young.

The Utah Jazz also are discussing a deal with the Cavs that would send Derrick Favors and the No. 5 pick to Cleveland for the No. 1 pick, which the Jazz would use to select Jabari Parker.

The latest news of Embiid, plus much more infor on next week's draft, comes from draft guru Joe Kotoch in this interview with 1280TheZone in Salt Lake City.