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This Andrew Wiggins kid can do some exciting things

Cleveland’s Andrew Wiggins dunks against the Bucks in earlier summer league action. (John Locher/Associated Press)

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:


This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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Des Bieler · July 14, 2014

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