Cavs “firmly in lead” to acquire Kevin Love

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Andrew Wiggins is one step closer to being an official member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whether or not he ultimately reaches that destination remains to be seen. The Golden State Warriors were long considered to be the Cavs’ lone rival in obtaining Love as they refuse to include swingman Klay Thompson in discussions given Love’s

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The Heir Up There: Can Andrew Wiggins pick up where his father abruptly left off?

Andrew Wiggins already has world-class athleticism—he hit the jackpot of all genetic lotteries. The anticipation surrounding his ascension and arrival to the NBA rivals few others. But he also carries with him the one device that others who have come before him did not have—his father’s past.

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Cleveland Twitter welcomes Andrew Wiggins

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Say what you want about Andrew Wiggins and his question marks—the other athletes (and various owner types) in the city of Cleveland appear to be fully on board with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ selection of the Kansas product with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Welcome to the Cleveland @22wiggins! The sky is

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Cavs draft sharp-shooting Joe Harris with No. 33 pick

Having already added Andrew Wiggins to the fold with the No. 1 pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Joe Harris, the sharp-shooting swingman out of Virginia with their first pick in the second round (No. 33 overall). Harris, who had a first-round grade by ESPN.com’s Jay Bilas, is a 6-foot-6-inch efficient scorer with a quick release

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2014 NBA Draft: Cavs select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 pick

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Had he been able to come out a year earlier, Andrew Wiggins may have been added with the selection that ultimately went to Anthony Bennett. One GM was on record saying that Wiggins was so good, he would’ve been the first pick in the last seven NBA Drafts. Maybe it was fate? Maybe it was

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NBA Draft Rumors: Cavs shopping Orlando’s draft picks?

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With the NBA Draft less than 24 hours away, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly hitting the phones with ferocity in attempt to gauge value within the trade market. The latest comes from ESPN.com’s Chad Ford who says that the Cavs have been shopping Orlando’s draft picks—picks 4 and 12—in attempt to see what players they

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Cavs still split on No. 1 pick per ESPN

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  It’s not quite Nerlens Noel versus Alex Len, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly undecided on who they will be taking with the No. 1 pick during this Thursday’s NBA Draft. ESPN.com is citing multiple sources who say that the team is split as to who—either Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins or Duke’s Jabari Parker—will be

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2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Shooting Guards

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| Also See: Point Guards | Shooting guards are often asked to be the scorers for their team at the NBA level. The 2014 class of two-guards is very good with a lot of potential. The group could be deeper if a team believes one of the small forwards or point guards would be better suited for

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Did Jabari Parker “tank” his Cleveland workout?

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With the NBA Draft just three days away, speculation will only increase as all eyes turn to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their No. 1 pick. In his latest mock draft, ESPN.com’s Chad Ford reports that Duke’s Jabari Parker’s workout with the Cavs on Friday was nothing short of a disaster. Sources close to the Cavs

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NBA Draft, David Blatt and Baby Got Back: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy NBA Draft week, you guys! With Joel Embiid almost a lock to slide down the lottery, all eyes will be on David Griffin and the Cavs as they navigate through questionable terrain. It seems like just yesterday that this draft class was the one everyone was gunning for. And sure, while there is undeniable

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2014 NBA Draft: Joe Gilbert’s Top Five Point Guards

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Over the next few days leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, I will take a look at the five players at each position I feel represent the best of their peers. The first group I will examine is the point guard crop. The point guard position is a loaded position in the NBA. The

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Joel Embiid tops Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins on analytics front

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While he may not lead the pack, Kansas center Joel Embiid comes in ahead of Duke’s Jabari Parker and Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins when it comes to ESPN.com’s annual analytic projections of NBA Draft prospects. Led by Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart and three foreign-born players, ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton’s list breaks down 14 core statistics along the lines

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Cavalier NBA Draft Film Room: Andrew Wiggins

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In my second of three NBA Draft options for the Cavaliers with the top pick, I take a look at Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins. Last week, I analyzed film for Duke forward Jabari Parker, who impressed me immensely with his diverse offensive package. Next week, stay tuned for a breakdown of Kansas center Joel Embiid. Wiggins

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Joel Embiid’s workout with Cavs was “major success”

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Are you warming up to the Jo-Jo era in Cleveland? The Cavaliers were reportedly “blown away” by Joel Embiid’s recent workout in Cleveland, contrary to previous reports. Just last week, a local radio host cited unnamed sources—who were not affiliated with the team, but were somehow a part of his physical—that Embiid’s workout didn’t go well, turning up a

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Joel Embiid’s physical did not go well according Tony Rizzo’s sources

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Take a step back and erase your head of every other report you’ve heard to this point. ESPNCleveland’s Tony Rizzo cites “sources” that have allegedly told him that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ meeting with draft prospect Joel Embiid did not well. During the first hour of his show, “The Really Big Show” on WKNR/850 AM, Rizzo,

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Are Dan Gilbert and David Griffin on the same page?

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Is the Cavalier coaching search being hindered by the team’s owner? There have already been talks about Dan Gilbert’s impact on the NBA Draft, but making matters (potentially) worse is his impact on the search for a new head coach. On Wednesday morning, ESPN.com basketball scribe Brian Windhorst took to the airwaves of WKNR 850/ESPNCleveland

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Philadelphia 76ers inquire about Cavs’ No. 1 pick

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  The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly inquired about trading for the Cavaliers’ No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, with forward Thaddeus Young potentially part of a theoretical deal. The Sixers hold picks Nos. 3 and 10 in the draft but are reportedly unwilling to trade both selections. They would, however, “possibly” give up the No.

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Chad Ford finally puts Joel Embiid at No. 1

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It only took a few weeks, but ESPN.com’s Chad Ford finally succumbed to the mythical lore known as Joel Hans (Hans!) Embiid. In typical Fordian manner, the long-time NBA Draft expert hedged his bets, but the Kansas University big man presently has his named penciled in next to Cleveland Cavaliers in his latest Mock Draft. Wiggins,

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