NBA Rumors: Wiggins Linked To Eastern Conference Team

Andrew Wiggins proved his worth to the Golden State Warriors this past season, and became an integral part of the team's championship run. But he's entering the final year of his contract, and becomes a free agent in 2023. Although there have been "preliminary" talks about an extension, the Warriors are up against it in the luxury tax department, and there has been little progress. 

According to a new report, the team that originally drafted Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers, are a team to watch if he hits the free agent market.

"Multiple league sources tell Right Down Euclid that Cleveland fans should keep an eye on Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins next summer,” writes Evan Dammarell. “The Cavaliers have bounced around the idea of bringing back Wiggins into the fold for a while now and the Warriors probably cannot afford Wiggins on top of the other costly contracts on their payroll. With how Wiggins performed en route to an NBA Championship this summer, the fit would make almost too much sense with Cleveland.”

The first-time All-Star at the age of 27, Wiggins posted marks of 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 39.3% from three-point range for the Warriors this past season, while banging the boards to the tune of 7.5 rebounds during the playoff run. 

Wiggins' 8-year career averages stand at 19.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

Adding a small forward like Wiggins to the Cavs' Big 3 core of Darius Garland, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen would be a tremendous fit, and likely make the team a title contender.

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