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The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t hesitate to pick 7-foot center Joel Embiid at No. 3 overall in Thursday’s NBA draft even though he could miss a full season because of a broken foot. “I sniffed opportunity,” team president and general manager Sam Hinkie said Friday, per the Associated Press. “The moment he got hurt, we thought we might get him. We might be just the organization with just the set of owners, and we might be the one to do it.” The Sixers are used to players sitting out the season. Former All-Star center Andrew Bynum never played a minute because of bad knees in 2012-13. And rookie Nerlens Noel, the No. 6 overall pick out of Kentucky, missed all of last season because of a torn ACL. The Sixers will also be without Croatian forward Dario Saric, the 12th overall pick, because he signed a three-year deal to play in Turkey.  The Sixers hold the rights to the small forward for the next three years. Embiid’s recovery from a stress fracture in his right foot could take five to eight months.  Hinkie wont rush

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