We’re four days into NBA summer league season, and, no, we don’t know if this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, is ready to help LeBron James chase a title. However, we have a pretty good idea already that he’ll do some exciting things along the way.
Today, Wiggins and his Cavaliers were matched up against the 76ers, who also sported an intriguing player in center Nerlens Noel, 2013’s No. 6 overall pick who missed all of last season with injury. Noel had already been showing off his shot-blocking prowess this summer, but in the second quarter he arrived too late to prevent Wiggins from slamming the ball home. This came after Wiggins split two defenders and exploded toward the rim.
Here’s another view. James, Wiggins’s newest Cavs teammate, has to be licking his chops at what will happen to all the passes he’ll send the rookie’s way after drawing defenders.
Ultimately, Wiggins wound up with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting as his Cavs defeated Noel’s Sixers, 86-77. Wiggins is also probably a shoo-in to compete in next year’s dunk contest, if this pre-game effort from Sunday is any indication: