Cavs Coach David Blatt Says Wiggins Won’t be Traded

Andrew Wiggins will get a chance to play with WiggyLeBron James and won’t be traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.

So says new head coach David Blatt.

“There’s no reason or cause for worry on his part because Andrew’s not going anywhere, as far as I know and as far as the club has expressed,” Blatt told reporters Saturday following the Cavaliers’ Summer League practice in Las Vegas, according to ESPN.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins was the No. 1 pick in last month’s NBA Draft and said before the Draft he would love to play with James. This weekend that became a reality. To read more of this story, click here

No. 1 Pick Wiggins Thrilled to Play With LeBron

Wiggins cavsBefore the NBA Draft last month, Andrew Wiggins said he would love to some day play with LeBron James.

Now that day will become a reality — assuming the Cleveland Cavaliers hold on to Wiggins and don’t deal him — and Wiggins is thrilled.

“Oh, it’s a big day, we got the win and best of all we got the best player in basketball coming to play on our team,” Wiggins told NBA TV after putting up 18 points in his NBA debut, a 70-68 win over Jabari Parker (17 points, nine rebounds) and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Las Vegas summer league. “It’s going to be a great learning experience for all of us on the team. We get to go under his belt and see how hard he works and what it takes to get to his level.” To read more of this story, click here

Cavaliers Introduce Andrew Wiggins as Mitchell; Embiid Could Miss Entire 2014-15 Season

You have to wonder if it is a bad omen for the Cleveland Cavaliers going forward that broadcaster Fred MacLeod introduced No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins as Mitchell during Friday’s introductory press conference.

MacLeod tried to cover his tracks by saying, “I go back….Mitchell, you wanna make a comeback?”

Mitchell Wiggins, Andrew’s father, hasn’t played in the NBA since 1992 when he was with the Sixers.

Speaking of the Sixers, their top pick and Wiggins’s former Kansas, Joel Embiid, may miss the entire 2014-15 season while recovering from a stress fracture in his right foot. To read more of this story, click here

Andrew Wiggins Goes No. 1 as Canada Gets Back-to-Back Top Picks, Says He and LeBron ‘Would be Good Together'; Parker Goes No. 2 to Bucks, Embiid 3 to Sixers


WigginsNEW YORK — Andrew Wiggins
continued the Canadian Invasion of the NBA by becoming the second straight No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft from North of the border.

The Cleveland Cavaliers selected the 6-foot-8 shooting guard out of Thornhill, Ontario by way of Kansas with the top pick  over Duke forward Jabari Parker, who went No. 2 to the Milwaukee Bucks just as he had predicted this week.

“A thousand thoughts are going through my head right now,” said Wiggins, the second No. 1 pick from Kansas following Danny Manning in 1988 . “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was a little kid. My dream was just to make the NBA. Now going to high school and college, the opportunity and possibility of going No. 1 came into talk, and now I accomplished all of that.

“So it’s just a crazy feeling right now. I don’t really know how to feel. It doesn’t even feel real right now.”

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Andrew Wiggins Would Welcome LeBron Pairing

andrew-wiggins1.jpg?w=600&h=425By JOSH NEWMAN
Special to ZAGSBLOG

NEW YORK – As it becomes increasingly likely that Jabari Parker will be selected No. 2 overall at the NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, that would leave Andrew Wiggins for the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick.

If that does happen and newly-minted free agent LeBron James somehow ends up going back to the Cavaliers next month, that potential pairing is something Wiggins would obviously be interested in.

“I could play there forever, I think that would be a good combination obviously,” Wiggins said at NBA Draft media day on Wednesday afternoon in midtown. “He’s arguably the best player in the NBA right now.”

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Wiggins Has Three Workouts Scheduled; Conflicting Reports Emerge on Embiid’s Physical (UPDATED)

Potential No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins has three workouts scheduled for next week, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.

Ford Tweeted that Wiggins worked out for the Milwaukee Bucks Friday in Santa Barbara and will then work out in Philadelphia on Monday, Cleveland on Wednesday and Milwaukee on Friday.

The Cavaliers pick first, the Bucks second and the Sixers third in the June 26 NBA Draft.

Meantime, conflicting reports emerged Friday about the health of  Wiggins’s former Kansas teammate Joel Embiid, who reportedly met with and worked out for the Cavs last week. Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his lower back that kept him out of the Big 12 and NCAA Tournaments, but then performed well in front of NBA executives and coaches during a workout in Santa Monica, Calif., last month.

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Canadian National Team to Tour Europe; Awaiting Word on Wiggins, Ennis

The Canadian Senior Men’s National Team will travel to Europe this summer for a series of 11 exhibition games, but it remains unclear if rising Canadian stars Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis or Nik Stauskas will young the team.

All three are projected first-round picks in the June 26 NBA Draft, with Wiggins projected as a top-three pick, and they could be busy  with their new NBA teams during the European tour which runs July 24-Aug. 12.

“We are waiting so that we can build a relationship with the team that drafts these players and make sure that we are doing what is best for everyone involved,” Canadian coach Jay Triano told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here

Draft Lottery to Feature Canadian AAU Teammates Wiggins, Ennis

Wiggins-EnnisNEW YORK — Of the seven college players expected to be on hand Thursday night at the NBA Draft Lottery at the Best Buy Theatre, two are not only from the same city in the same country, but from the same AAU program as well.

Andrew Wiggins of Kansas and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse, former teammates with the Toronto-based CIA Bounce program, will both be on hand for the draft lottery. Despite reports that Ennis was a late addition, he was invited three weeks ago, a source close to the situation told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins is projected as the potential No. 1 pick in the June 26 NBA Draft, while the 6-2 Ennis is also projected as a lottery pick.

“I think it speaks volumes about where Canadian basketball has come and I think it speaks volumes about how incredible a story it is for an AAU program out of Toronto to be able to consistently develop not just NBA talent, but lottery talent,” Roy Rana, the Canadian Junior National Team coach who has coached both Wiggins and Ennis, told SNY.tv by phone. To read more of this story, click here

Wiggins Says He Should Be No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft

Wiggins DunkAndrew Wiggins believes he should be the No. 1 pick in next month’s NBA Draft.

And he may well get his wish.

“I always put myself No. 1 above anybody else. That’s just me. I got a lot of confidence in myself,” Wiggins said Monday on ESPN’s “First Take.”

Both Chad Ford of ESPN and DraftExpress.com have the 6-foot-8 Wiggins going No. 1 overall, ahead of Duke’s Jabari Parker and Wiggins’ Kansas teammate Joel Embiid. To read more of this story, click here

Andrew Wiggins Chooses Agent Bill Duffy

Wiggins DunkPotential No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins has chosen agent Bill Duffy, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

The news was previously reported by Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report.

Duffy also reps Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo and Joakim Noah, among others.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins declared for the NBA Draft last week and could become the second straight Canadian taken No. 1 overall following Anthony Bennett last season.

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