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, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving: The New Big Three

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have owned the number one overall pick 3 of the last 4 years and the addition of former Kansas Jayhawks forward, Andrew Wiggins, might be their best since LeBron James. Well, James is back, partnered with other first overall pick Kyrie Irving making up a new big three in Cleveland.

James made his announcement on Friday morning with what Cleveland fans are calling “The Letter” in which James had published in Spots Illustrated.

As you can imagine, it’s been a very exciting time for Cleveland though they must get out the shovels and dig up the ashes of the burned jerseys. Through it all though, James made a decision that’s best for him and partnering with two young superstars in Wiggins and Irving probably made it easier.

Nicknamed, “Maple Jordan” because of his Canadian roots, Wiggins averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, showing his ability to make almost any play on the court. (stats via sportsreference.com/cbb)

With Wiggins and James as the two forwards, and Irving at the point, the Cavaliers offense could quickly become the best in the NBA.

Cleveland’s lineup will look something like this; Kyrie IrvingDion WaitersTristan Thompson, LeBron James and Andrew Wiggins- giving them loads of young talent. That lineup would be very hard to stop on a nightly basis.

In an article from Zac Jackson of FoxSports.com, he asked Wiggins about the return of LeBron James,

“LeBron is the best player in the game,” Wiggins said. “It’s been an exciting day. Hearing the good news, that was a great feeling.”

“It’s not all going to be LeBron,” Wiggins said. “He has backup. He has me, Kyrie, Tristan (Thompson), AB (Bennett). He has a lot of people on the team that can score and do whatever to help.”

Wiggins is right, Cleveland is talented from top to bottom and are still trying to make moves to get the roster right. As it looks now, the Cavs are set for the short term and the long term, as LeBron is just 29 years old while the other former first round picks are barely into their 20′s.

The former Jayhawk superstar also spoke about learning from the 4 time league MVP,

“It will be a great learning experience, kind of being under his wing,” Wiggins said. “I was just happy to hear the best player is coming to (my) team. It will be great for me.

“We’ll bring it every day, just like he will. Hopefully he’ll take us under his wing and teach us what it takes to get to his level, build a championship team.”

I’m not a Cleveland fan, or KU fan for that matter, but I will definitely be keeping my eyes on this team when the games begin this fall.

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8 Comments on Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving: The New Big Three

  1. earl carroll says:

    sorry but wiggins is getting thrown to the wolves,,,literally……love is coming to Cleveland and they will be a lock cinch to win the east…

    • Reggie Flenory says:

      Maybe younhavent been readin up lately but the cavs front office has said that wiggins is off limits in any trade for love

      • mikey says:

        yes Wiggins is off limits most likely Tristan and first round picks or Tristan and Bennett

        • Reggie Flenory says:

          Honestly inwould wait em out the wolves are desperate rigt now and the longer you wait the better because at the end of the day they domt wanna let love go and get nothing for him gstate doesnt wanna give up thompson cavs dont wanna give up wiggins so just wait and let em hit freagency in 2015

          • tjedwardz says:

            Reggie is right. Minnesota is between a rock and a hard place right now. If they dont take a deal for Love before the trading deadline, they will lose him next summer to free agency for NOTHING. Cleveland dictates the terms for Love at this point. Cavs smart to keep Wiggins.

          • faulknerster says:

            A lot of it is in Kevin’s hands. I’m sure he’s fine with waiting a year and becoming a free agent. If the Cavs remain the only team he agrees to re-sign with we’ll likely get him without giving up Wigs. Otherwise, the Wolves will end up getting nothin.

      • earl carroll says:

        if LeBron says trade him he is GONE.

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