In just a few days, it appears as if Andrew Wiggins’ relatively short tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers will be coming to an end.
Next week the Cavs can legally trade Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kevin Love as widely discussed, though Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant thinks Cleveland is making a mistake.
While Bryant wasn’t a No. 1 overall pick like Wiggins, he was a blossoming star fresh out of high school (Wiggins spent one season college) and believes that the Cavaliers could be trading away a star, suggesting Cleveland would be making the same mistake the Charlotte Hornets made with him.
Now, nice a sentiment as that is on Bryant’s behalf, Kobe hasn’t exactly proven himself to be a high level talent evaluator in the past. In addition, it is well known that Kobe Bryant was less than enthusiastic about playing for the Charlotte Hornets and despite his suggestions that he didn’t request a trade, the then Hornet front office says that’s not true.
Of course, if you were the said front office you’d probably suggest Bryant asked for a trade as well, though the Sacramento Kings (who picked before the Hornets) said they were set to take Bryant however were informed he would not play for them, which seems to jive with the Hornets’ admission.
Regardless, it seems as if Kobe Bryant believes Andrew Wiggins is the real deal and that the Cleveland Cavaliers are making a mistake.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are hoping he’s correct.