Jun 27, 2014; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers first round pick Andrew Wiggins (21) is introduced by head coach David Blatt (left) and general manager David Griffin at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins Dazzles In NBA Summer League Debut

While the city of Cleveland continued to celebrate the return of LeBron James Friday night, Cavaliers’ rookie Andrew Wiggins took the floor for the first time wearing a Cavs logo in NBA Summer League action.

The Cavs won 70-68, in a contest that pitted Wiggins against the No. 2 overall pick, Jabari Parker. Wiggins scored a game-high 18 points, which was one point better than the Duke product.

Wiggins did all the things that made scouts drool over his ability by displaying a nice-mid range jumper, an ability to finish at the rim, as well as his incredible leaping ability. On a botched alley-oop, Wiggins vaulted so high that his hand soared as high as the square on the backboard.

The Timberwolves are reportedly demanding Wiggins in a trade for Kevin Love, but numerous reporters are now saying that the Kansas product won’t be moved.

Apparently, the Cavs have opened up trade talks with Minnesota, and offered last year’s No. 1 pick, Anthony Bennett, in addition to Dion Waiters and a future first-round draft choice.

It wasn’t good enough for the Timberwolves, but the franchise might be wise to change their mind.

Bennett looks like a new player this summer, shedding the weight that he was criticized for carrying throughout his first season. He looks fitter and leaner. The former UNLV standout may have a future in the Association.

Bennet dropped 15 on the Bucks, and looked like a former No. 1 pick. Yes, it was the summer league, but a player with Bennett’s talent should be dominant among the field of players he’s playing against.

What are your thoughts on Wiggins’ debut?

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  • Reggie Flenory

    Wiggins didnt “dazzle” but he did ok if he hit a few more of those 3′s he woulda easily had 25 points but his jumper comes and goes trust me im a die hard kansas jayhawks fan ive seen wiggs shoot the lights out before and hit 41 but thats the up shot he made some mistakes and still had a productive night that step back jumper is deadly

  • Real M-Fing talk !!!

    The Cavs cannot let Wiggins or Bennett go especially for a guy who wont be on the Wolves next year and everyone knows it !…. the Cavs should go after Gasol and maybe Arzia as vet. stop caps until Kevin becomes a free agent… only waiters plus the picks nothing more !

    • Joe

      Bennett is not playing instinctively yet.
      He stops in mid-air to check his shot, occasionally watches.
      However, his hustle is outstanding, his quickness of mind and foot are extraordinary.
      His shooting and passing touches are also excellent, but he needs time on both.
      Bennett could be a star in this league in two years, maybe sooner.
      Love is so good, I could understand trading two #1′s, Dion, OR Anthony for him.
      Not all of the above, or even two of the above would be acceptable.
      Let’s go with what we have and wait a year on Kevin.

      • Real M-Fing talk !!!

        lebron may try to push the issue or maybe love was promised to lebron, in that case the pressure is back on the Cavs…. like you said, stick with the roster, i would add a guy like blatche or try trading those picks and waiters for cousins, then add love to the roster next year !… there are difference makers out there who can help this year… the Cavs need to relax, how many times does a team have 2 shots with the best player… they messed it one time, trading wiggins away for love will mess it up again.

        • Reggie Flenory

          I say you guys wait the twolves out they are desperate even if it takes a yr the cavs have too many assets to go waste em on love