NBA Mock Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers Select Andrew Wiggins from Kansas

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading "their" team's pick. We begin with the first pick in the 2014 NBA Mock Draft with Fear the Sword selecting Kansas forward Andrew Wiggins.

NBA Mock Draft Pick #1 -- Andrew Wiggins Forward, Kansas

SB Nation's Cavs blog Fear the Sword explains the pick:

The Cleveland Cavaliers were extremely disappointed to hear the bad news about Joel Embiid's fractured foot. The talented big man from Kansas seemed like an ideal prospect to add to the Cavs' young core. But Embiid's recent injury means there is just too much risk involved in taking him when there are other very good prospects available with the first overall pick. Therefore, the Cavs will pass on Embiid and settle for his teammate - Andrew Wiggins.

Wiggins is a tremendous athlete who projects to be a very good scorer and a potentially elite wing defender. He adds some much needed length to the Cavs and should fit well with the ball-handlers already on the Cleveland roster. Wiggins' biggest weaknesses right now are his ball-handling and his assertiveness. With Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters in the backcourt, Wiggins won't be thrown into a role that requires him to act as a primary facilitator right away. He will be able to play off of Cleveland's two young guards and develop at his own pace. Andrew Wiggins' potential is immense and there's plenty of reason to believe that he will blossom into a star in Cleveland.

MoreFull NBA Draft Coverage

1 Cleveland Cavaliers: ANDREW WIGGINS 
2 Milwaukee Bucks
3 Philadelphia 76ers
4 Orlando Magic
5 Utah Jazz
6 Boston Celtics
7 Los Angeles Lakers
8 Sacramento Kings
9 Charlotte Hornets
10 Philadelphia 76ers
11 Denver Nuggets
12 Orlando Magic
13 Minnesota Timberwolves
14 Phoenix Suns
15 Atlanta Hawks
16 Chicago Bulls
17 Boston Celtics
18 Phoenix Suns
19 Chicago Bulls
20 Toronto Raptors
21 Oklahoma City Thunder
22 Memphis Grizzlies
23 Utah Jazz
24 Charlotte Hornets
25 Houston Rockets
26 Miami Heat
27 Phoenix Suns
28 Los Angeles Clippers
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
30 San Antonio Spurs

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