Cavs now willing to deal Andrew Wiggins?


So about all that ‘untouchable’ talk… It has taken a little over one week for the Cleveland Cavaliers to loosen their grip on No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins if in fact it were to net them Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. Bob Finnan of The Morning Journal reports, citing a league source, that the Cavs are now willing to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Up until this point, it was assumed the Cavs wanted to hang onto Wiggins, largely because of comments made by Coach David Blatt in Las Vegas. Finnan’s source, however, said that the recently signed LeBron James wants the 6-10, 250-pound Love on the Cavaliers’ roster. James’ pull has also netted the Cavs swingmen Mike Miller and James Jones, two former teammates of James during his time with the Miami Heat. (Miller recently told ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd that he’s attempting to lure fellow shooting guard and former teammate Ray Allen to Cleveland as well.)

Finnan reports that the latest offer could include Wiggins, last years’ No. 1 pick in power forward Anthony Bennett and an additional first-round pick. Center Brendan Haywood, who was acquired on draft night, might be included in the deal to make it work contractually. USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt corroborates Finnan’s report regarding Wiggins being available.

This deal, if transacted, would be the exact opposite of what Grantland’s Bill Simmons recently coined “Don’t Do The Wrong Thing Every Time Anymore” movement.

[Related: WFNY Roundtable: Should the Cavs trade for Kevin Love?]

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  • waterboard

    A monumental stuip idea to trade Wiggins, Bennett and a pick to appease a 30 year old player on a 2 year contract.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Two teams were better then the Spurs, who, did they make the playoffs? Ten teams were better then the Heat, who, did they make the playoffs?

    $hamrock was not killed, $hamrock wasn’t even injured, $hamrock 4 life!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Could have been worse the Cavaliers could have drafted Napier!

  • Steve

    The two teams better per possession on defense than the Spurs got to face a lot more Eastern conference foes, which certainly helped lower their number.

  • Harv 21

    den u bettr pull a rabbi out f ur hat

  • stryker1121

    Nuke that post from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  • cmm13

    No re-writing history is what Windy is trying to do.

    Let’s see; his best buddies opt out current lucrative deals with team that has won 2 NBA Finals, one sits on a max offer from another team while another twiddled his fingers hoping the team he opted out of makes him whole again if he wants to re-sign while Bron Bron takes some time to make his decision… Sounds pretty loyal to me.

    And I know everyone thinks that no matter what happened Wade would get made whole again; but honesty could you out it past Pat to go full Sith Lord and screw him over to rebuild?

    Like I said; it’s great that he’s back but let’s not forget this is him doing damage control to his legacy, nothing more.

    Also, in all of this lets not forget…. This is all Danny Ferry’s fault.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I heard on Twitter that mgbode is a synthetic…just sayin’!

  • T-R-A-D-E
    N-O-W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thenoclist

    you sure saved a lot of time leaving out those vowels

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  • Bruce Sharp

    So, I said something so terrible??? There are far worse things said here than my comment…:-). Not sure if you are joking!!! I actually misinterpreting the poster’s comments. I see now that he was actually being positive. I still don’t see what is so terrible about my comments. If that is the case, then we are all in trouble. You are being quite overly sensitive, aren’t you?!

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  • Bob Fusky

    D-U-M-B to trade Andrew Wiggins. Even without Kevin Love, the Cavs are the best team in the East and can still compete for a title next season: http://straighthoops.com/beast_of_the_east.html

  • Steven Watson

    Trading Wiggins, that would be like the past trading Kobe Bryant (sorry Hornets)! You will surely regret it years later.

  • NextYearsChamp

    After reading your initial comment I tried to justify your inability to spell by assuming your keyboard was missing half the keys. However after I took into consideration your lack of basic grammar or ability to put together a single fluid thought, I have determined that your just that stupid. Do us a favor, stay away from the keyboard and pick up a book.