Jun 27, 2014; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers first round pick Andrew Wiggins (21) is introduced by head coach David Blatt (left) and general manager David Griffin at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers rumors: Andrew Wiggins still slated to debut Friday night


Nw that the Cleveland Cavaliers have officially agreed to a deal with Miami Heat free agent forward LeBron James, who left the Cavaliers to join the Heat in 2010, they will turn their attention towards upgrading their roster.

Shooters who were once teammates of James like Mike Miller and Ray Allen have been mentioned in connection with the Cavaliers (and may I suggest making a run at New Orleans Pelicans’ swignman Anthony Morrow, who the Heat were said to be interested in before they lost James). However, the Cavaliers are looking at acquiring another star – Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love.

Love can opt out of the final year of his deal after the 2014-2015 season, which has likely made some teams hesitant to deal for him, but according to several reports, he would have no problem re-upping in Cleveland if it meant playing with James. The downside? Acquiring Love would likely mean parting with the top-overall pick in last month’s draft, swingman Andrew Wiggins.

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Wiggins is still slated to make his debut when the Cavaliers take on the number two overall pick Jabari Parker and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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 was ranked as the top prospect in the draft by Jonathan Givony of Draft Express .

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