Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Andrew Wiggins will not be traded just yet, if at all, because the Cleveland Cavaliers will sign the No.1 pick this coming week, reports indicate.
According to ESPN, the Cavaliers denied the rumors it took time before signing Wiggins due to the trade talks involving Kevin Love.
The team may be seeking better options with $1.4 million remaining in their cap space.
Wiggins, as a rookie, will be signing a $5.5 million deal with the Cavaliers.
Once the pact is official, the Cavaliers must wait 30 days before they can trade Wiggins, according to NBA stipulations.
The Cavaliers stood firm with their decision to not involve Wiggins in any trade, until last week.
There are other options for the team besides trading the ex-Kansas standout, however.
The Cave could offer long-term contracts for second-round picks, Joe Harris and Dwight Powell.
After Wiggins signs with the Cavaliers, the team may also officially acquire veteran shooter Mike Miller to a two-year, $5.6 million deal.
Meanwhile, Wiggins continues to prove his worth in the summer league, averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.