By Peter Gleason

Sixers’ 2014 top draft pick Joel Embiid (above left) hasn’t played a minute because of two foot operations, but he’s already trying to improve the team through free agency!

Kevin Durant (above right) said after last night’s game 7 loss to the Golden State Warriors that he really hasn’t thought about free agency, “especially right now, especially when you’re battling every day.”

But you can bet the moment Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder lost, NBA franchises began their plans to recruit the free-agent-to-be.

One team — well, actually it’s just one player — is getting a head start: Sixers’ Embiid:

Joel Embiid

 

‎@JoelEmbiid

Time to RECRUIT KD to the Sixers??????

Joel Embiid

 

‎@JoelEmbiid

We Almost got Lebron 2 years ago

It’s a stretch to think Durant might want to play for the rebuilding Sixers. But they have a chance at drafting the player many are comparing to Durant — Ben Simmons — with the top pick in the June 23 draft.