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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