The Cleveland Cavaliers were expected to make a big move this offseason, or at least, attempt to, but no one knew it would come so soon.
The Cavaliers won the NBA’s draft lottery last month and will be making the number one-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft next week.
Most pundits believe that the Cavaliers had former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker rated as the top player on the board throughout the season, but the popular sentiment now is they will pick one of two former Kansas Jayhawks’ teammates, center Joel Embiid or forward Andrew Wiggins.
The Cavaliers have already taken a look at Embiid and reportedly liked what they saw.
According to Pro Basketball Draft, Wiggins is in Cleveland for a workout Wednesday and Parker will be arriving to do the same Friday.
Andrew Wiggins is in Cleveland today working out for the Cavs and Jabari Parker arrives on Friday.
— Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) June 18, 2014
Wiggins averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game for the Jayhawks last season while shooting 44.8% from the field, 34.1% from beyond the arc and 77.5% from the free throw line. Wiggins is ranked as the top prospect in the draft by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express and is projected to go number one overall.
Parker went for 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 47.3% from the field, 35.8% from beyond the arc and 74.8% from the free throw line last season. The last time Parker was officially measured, he came in at 6’8.5 and 240 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’11.5 at the Kevin Durant Camp in 2013. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express ranks Parker as the third-best prospect (Embiid is ranked second).