Daily News - June 27, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with first pick in 2014 NBA Draft
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"BROOKLYN, New York -- Andrew Wiggins had been a Cavalier for all of about 10 minutes when a reporter asked him what kind of pitch he'd make to get free agent LeBron James to come back to Cleveland.

"I want to win,'' Wiggins said with a big smile after the Cavs made him the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night in Barclays Center. "If he wants to win, we'd be good together.''

Exactly 11 years ago Thursday, the Cavs took James with the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. Whether he'll return to the Cavs to join forces with the super-athletic Wiggins is anybody's guess, but Cleveland is a better team today -- especially defensively -- than it was yesterday after adding Wiggins. The Cavs also took Virginia shooting guard Joe Harris with the 33rd pick in the second round." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers get the No. 1 (healthy) talent at the top of the draft -- Bud Shaw
Author: By Bud Shaw
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, OH – Let's hold off on the Tracy McGrady comparisons with Andrew Wiggins.

(The Fourth Amigo references, too, Thursday night's fashion statement aside)

It's enough to say he's the best pick the Cavs could've made in this draft. Drafts aren't about next year. They're about the next 10 years.

So if Jabari Parker was the most NBA ready, well, that's fine if his ceiling is as high. Wiggins is already a superior defender and athlete, the offensive polish to come." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers stay true to their new approach by drafting Andrew Wiggins -- Terry Pluto
Author: By Terry Pluto
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If Andrew Wiggins plays as well as the Cavs front office performed in creating confusion about the No. 1 pick -- the new Cavs small forward will be the Rookie of the Year.

I believe the Kansas product has been at the top of the Cavs draft board ever since Joel Embiid broke his foot last week.

The Cavs wanted to keep the pick a secret. They totally frustrated ESPN, which wanted the pick in advance. That's why some people at ESPN wrote and said some ridiculous things about how the Cavs couldn't figure out what to do with the pick." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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