Daily News - June 28, 2014

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Andrew Wiggins' goals: All-Defensive team, Rookie of the Year, All-Star (slideshow, video)
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Andrew Wiggins hadn't been a Cavalier for 24 hours when he proclaimed exactly how he wants to make his mark in Cleveland.

"I want to come in and create an impact off the bat, offensively and defensively," Wiggins said. "Be a good teammate, be a good part of the organization. I want to be on the All-Defensive team, be Rookie of the Year, make the All-Star team."

Nothing like setting lofty expectations. " - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Andrew Wiggins helps ease his father's pain as No. 1 pick in NBA Draft (video)
Author: By Jodie Valade
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Mitchell Wiggins gave up playing his son one-on-one about 4-5 years ago. That was when he started to get the feeling that young Andrew Wiggins was becoming pretty good at basketball, that the blossoming 6-foot-8 swingman might actually be able to beat him.

And Mitchell Wiggins, proud man that he is, didn't want to sully his perfect record against his children.

"He never lost because he stopped playing when we were older," Andrew Wiggins laughed Friday." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins is 1 of a kind, says Kansas coach Bill Self
Author: By Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: The Plain Dealer

"BROOKLYN, New York -- Kansas coach Bill Self was surrounded by reporters after the Cavaliers made Andrew Wiggins the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday, and he could not say enough good things about the young star who spent just one year in his program.

"People make comparisons to Kobe [Bryant] and Michael [Jordan] and Tracy [McGrady],'' Self said. "I just think he's the first Andrew. He's a phenomenal athlete. He has an infectious smile, great personality. He's a team-first guy. He's a guy, when his skill set catches up to his athletic ability, you're going to be talking about one of the premier wings in the league. And I don't think that will take long. I'm really excited for him. You can't have a better person in your program.

"Here's a guy that, in my world, the way I see it, is more ready to deal with off-the-court things and the pressures that go along with being a No. 1 pick because his whole life he's dealt with the expectations and the hype. Even at Kansas, he's the cover of Sports Illustrated and hasn't made a basket. The hype around him, comparing him to LeBron [James], that's not fair. There's only one of those. But, hopefully, there's just going to be one of Wiggins.''

So Cavs fans will love him. But can he play?" - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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