Stillwater wrote:JonFromVA wrote:Revenged25 wrote:
I think Wiggins still might've been the pick. He filled a need and was a great prospect in his own right.
Wiggins was considered the safer pick before it was discovered Embiid had a new injury. Dan didn't want to throw away a season (or more) when there was a viable pick right there.
And like I mentioned, the Cavs had above-the-table negotiations with the TWolves regarding Love well in advance, that's how they knew what Flip wanted. If they knew James was returning too they would have pulled the trigger on the agreed deal, not left Wiggins hanging for months, and likely taken care of clearing up cap space for James we ended up dealing with by trading future picks.
Dude there is such a thing as a moratorium
Trades can begin as soon as both team's season ends.