By Michael Beaven
Beacon Journal sports writer
Wiggins also addressed the possibility of playing with former Cavalier star LeBron James, who has opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat and filed for free agency.
“It would be great to play with the one of the greatest ever,” Wiggins said.
Wiggins is the sixth player the Cavs have selected No. 1 overall, joining Austin Carr (1971), Brad Daugherty (1986), James (2003), Irving (2011) and Bennett (2013).
Carr, Daugherty, James and Irving have each played in at least one NBA all-star game.
The last Kansas to go No. 1 was Danny Manning in 1988.
“This is a dream come true,” Wiggins said. “The last 24 hours I have been running around doing interviews. I have been preparing for this moment. . . . I’ve been dreaming of this moment since I was a little kid. My dream was just to make the NBA.”
Wiggins said he met new Cavaliers coach David Blatt last week when he was in town to work out, and feels comfortable with his style.
“I know he’s a great coach, a European coach,” Wiggins said. “I asked around, no player has never not liked him. He’s a great coach, and I think he’s going to do great things for our team and just help us on the come‑up.”
The Cavs will look to improve their roster in the coming weeks through free agency and trades, and Griffin will be doing so with two new players he feels fit in Blatt’s system.
“You are all the way in or you are all the way out,” Griffin said. “Andrew Wiggins is all the way in on Cleveland.
“Joe Harris is a very good complimentary piece for us as a shooter. . . . He is really good off of screens.”