Jedzz wrote:Love had openly demanded trade by January of that year and it was already known before that. Btw, Lebron had already courted him for a possible role in Cleveland before Lebron even left Miami. I feel certain that the Timberwolves and Caveliers had been talking about how to make this work for months before that draft took place.Spoiler:The Caveliers only signed Wiggins (#1 overall choice) to a two year deal guaranteed deal. I found that strange. But if you drafted a choice that another team made demands for while planning the trade, I can see why you wouldn't want to be locked into a deal with thatt player longer if by chance the deal evaporated for some reason before being consumated. My assumption all along has been that the Cavs drafted Andrew Wiggins that year on the suggestion by the Wolves. The once reported story that Cavs owner and Taylor finally agreed to Wiggins in the deal over a Summer League coffee chat I have always believed was pure fiction, that the Cavs "didn't want to give up Wiggins in the deal" was all fiction, and it was just salesman shows for the sake of the two franchises fanbases. Lebron was running that show and Love was coming there come hell or highwater.
I don't know if the spoiler text is your thoughts or someone else's, but Wiggins signed a standard rookie-scale contract. All first rounders get just two years guaranteed.