The NBA combine will take place on May 14-16 in Chicago with three of the top prospects as Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker have decided to forgo the event all together according to reports on May 11.
It is not unusual for some players to skip out on the combine, like No. 1 draft selection Anthony Bennett did last year, due to injuries but having the top-three prospects withdrawal is unprecedented .
Embiid and Parker, who are both represented by Arn Tellem and B.J. Armstrong of the Wasserman Group, pulled out first and upon seeing this Bill Duffy of BDA Sports suggested that Wiggins follow suit on May 11.
National Player of the Year Doug McDermott will be at the combine for physical measurements but may not partake in anything else according to his father and Creighton head coach Gregg McDermott.
Embiid is still recovering from a stress fracture in his lower back and has yet to be cleared for full-contact. The 7-footer has been on the court shooting in recent weeks according to sources.
Julius Randle and Dante Exum are also among the top prospects and are expected to participate in the combine.
Once the draft lottery order is set, the players can later selectively choose teams with which to undergo physicals.