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Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 pick

Jun 26, 2014, 7:46 PM EST

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After all the hype, all the rumors, it ended being the guy everyone thought it would be one year ago.

The Cleveland Cavaliers used the top pick in the NBA Draft on Andrew Wiggins, the forward out of Kansas.

This is the pick the Cavaliers needed to make. Wiggins is a 6’8” swingman who brings a lot to the table — freakish athleticism, good and improving skills (he still needs a lot of polishing), he defends well, and by all reports is very coachable with a good hoops IQ. The most common comparison is a young Tracy McGrady, although McGrady was a better shooter. That’s what Wiggins needs to develop, all the way out to the arc.

Put him on the wing with Kyrie Irving at the point and you have two key pieces that can take you a long way down the line (and in the East to the playoffs next year if everyone stays healthy).

  1. antistratfordian - Jun 26, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    That’s the pick they had to make. How many rookies are that freakishly athletic and also that good on defense? Parker may never be a good defender.

    • tampajoey - Jun 26, 2014 at 7:55 PM

      Never thought I’d ever agree with anti

  2. canucks30 - Jun 26, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    LeBron James

    • patfic5 - Jun 26, 2014 at 8:32 PM

      Lost in the finals.

    • davidly - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:58 AM

      You make a really good point.

  3. muathjam21 - Jun 26, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    The right pick. Tremendous athlete and his defense will be able to let him contribute right away. He’ll work on his shot and become a better scorer in time, but the sky’s the limit.

  4. mungman69 - Jun 26, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    The best healthy player by far.

  5. kenyante - Jun 26, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Drake was right.

  6. csbanter - Jun 26, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Where’s all the trades and hoopla ? The NBA trade deadline and draft night have become much ado about nothing.

  7. jacobk621 - Jun 26, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Yawn ,,,,,

  8. monkeyhateclean - Jun 26, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    Bust.

    As always, thumbs down if you agree!!!

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