Cleveland Cavaliers Win the NBA Lottery, Should Draft Andrew Wiggins

By Trevor Lowry
Andrew Wiggins
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How lucky are the Cleveland Cavaliers right now? I am sure not many people were expecting them to win the NBA Lottery, but apparently miracles — mostly dumb luck in this case — happen. With their No. 1 draft pick, the Cavaliers should draft Andrew Wiggins.

This is perhaps the best draft class we have seen in a very long time. Talented players fill the entire draft and a number of different players could turn a team completely around. However, Wiggins provides the most upside.

Can he shoot? Check. Can he play defense? Check. Can he score inside? You guessed it, check. Is he athletic? Double check. Is he the most skilled player we have seen in a very long time? Check, check and check some more.

Will Wiggins ever meet expectations? Who knows the answer to that question. Even if he doesn’t, he could still be a good player. He is one of the more NBA-ready players and he still has so much to improve. If you have seen him play at all this past college basketball season, you probably saw a very talented player who has so much more in the tank.

Wiggins could be the next best player since LeBron James when it comes to a player who can basically do anything. These type of players do not grow on trees.

Jabari Parker is the most NBA-ready player and players like Joel Embiid have some major upside. Still, Wiggins is on a different level and he has so much talent and potential that he has yet to tap into.

If Cleveland wants to be one of the best teams in the league once again, it will make the smart move by picking Andrew Wiggins No. 1 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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