Just hours after the Cleveland Cavaliers improbably won the draft lottery last night, and the rumors surrounding who the Cavs would select were already spreading like wildfire. However, Chad Ford of ESPN thinks he knows the player that Cleveland covets.
Ford revealed: "sources in Cleveland say that Wiggins is the likely choice. The team feels he has the most long-term potential, helps them defensively right out of the gate, can replace Dion Waiters in the starting lineup while adding character to the team."
Wiggins has been touted as a potential number one pick ever since his high school days and is certainly a candidate for the Cavs alongside college teammate Joel Embiid and Duke's Jabari Parker.
However, it seems rather strange that Cleveland would consider ousting Dion Waiters, himself a fourth overall pick, from the lineup to make way for another star.
Considering that the team are likely to cut their losses with last year's first overall selection, Anthony Bennett, losing two top-five picks off the roster might be a step too far.
It might be more logical to draft a big-man like Embiid and leave the backcourt intact. Whatever it is that the Cavs decide to do on draft-day, fans will hope that the team will not be involved in draft lotteries for many years to come.