Kansas' Andrew Wiggins is the First Pick of the 2014 NBA Draft

June 26, 2014 at 7:53p    by DJ Byrnes    
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With Joel Embiid facing a myriad of injury concerns and allegations Jabari Parker tanked his workout to avoid being drafted by Cleveland, the Cavaliers have kept it simple and taken Kansas' 6'8" play-making wing, Andrew Wiggins.


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BierStube's picture

Very happy with this pick ... finally a smart and safe move by the Cavs.

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Fatpants's picture

Get ready for 107,000 words being written over whether he'd be a good teammate for Lebron. 

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Unky Buck's picture

I think you're underselling that.

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nrbuckguy's picture

At the very minimum he is plus defender who  is excellent making plays in transition. If he puts on good weight and really fills out he could become an outstanding finisher in traffic. Really want to see how plays in the clutch next season, does he have that killer instinct to make him great. Love this pick!

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That's who I was hoping for. Well done, Cavs.

Class of 2010.

ITWASME's picture

Who I wanted! Also heard off in fantasy land that Love would accept an extension if traded for and we convinced Lebron to come back but that's just fantasy...

spqr2008's picture

The gate is down.

mobboss1984's picture

Personally Lebron is not coming back, but if he does watch out for the cavs. 

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee
 

Bolt's picture

I was so sure they were going to draft Doug McDermott #1 or something. I'm so thrilled they decided to go with Wiggins. At best he's franchise player. At worst he's Kawhi Leonard from this year. I hate it when people say Jabari is more NBA ready than Wiggins...He might be more polished offensively but Wiggins is the most NBA ready defensive player in this draft....and he still only averaged a point or two less per game than Parker despite not being the complete focal point of his team's offense. He was technically more efficient offensively than Parker. 

vitaminB's picture

Let's hope the 4th Amigo can get it done.  Good luck, Cav fans.

MN Buckeye's picture

Good move. While I am not a huge Cavs fan, I think this was the smart decision. As for the Browns . . .

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