Wiggins preps for nba draft



  • http://www2.kusports.com/news/2014/may/20/wiggins-preps-nba-draft-lottery/

    AW says some great things about his time at KU. What a great ambassador.



  • I heard an interview on ESPN where he talked about his time in Lawrence and he had a lot of good things to say.

    So the NBA draft lottery is tonight, what teams are you wanting Embiid and Wiggins to end up on? Personally I’d rather they end up being with a decent organization like Los Angeles or Boston. I don’t want to see either or them on Milwaukee (although there’s a pretty good chance of that happening), or Sacramento. I don’t want Utah either, but I think they’d take Jabari Parker before Wiggins or Embiid. I wouldn’t mind Philadelphia.



  • There is so much in play for the lottery that it’s really tough to say what will happen. Add to that the fact that often times teams will move around a bit after the lottery is set, but before the draft and it’s really anybody’s guess.

    The best scenario for Wiggins would be to end up on a team with a good PG that can get him the ball in scoring positions offensively. I think he will be fine defensively, but he will need some help at first on the offensive end. He would probably be better off as the second offensive option. I think that means teams like Cleveland, Phoenix, Denver, Minnesota and maybe Philadelphia could be good spots for him. I think Orlando, Milwaukee and Utah would be bad for him because they would be looking for him to come in and score 20+ a night.

    For Embiid, he really needs to end up somewhere that won’t expect too much from him offensively at first. It’d be nice if he could pair with a scoring post player. Sacramento wouldn’t be bad. He and Anthony Davis would be an opponent’s nightmare in New Orleans. He and Drummond would probably block everything in Detroit (if they could find him minutes in a crowded frontcourt). Minnesota and Phoenix also could be solid destinations.

    Obviously, ending up in LA with the Lakers or Boston with a coach like Brad Stephens would be nice, too. I can’t see a scenario where either would benefit from going to Utah or Milwaukee, mostly because there’s just not much help there, and both of these guys would need some people around them since neither is a primary ball handler.



  • ESPN interviews Andrew (video)

    Wiggins Not Focused On Being Top Pick

    NBA draft prospect Andrew Wiggins joins “SportsCenter” to discuss the league’s minimum age limit and his potentially being the top pick in this year’s draft.

    So… will he be going to Cleveland, Milwaukee or Orlando?



  • @bskeet

    The top 3 picks are:

    1. Cleveland Cavaliers

    2. Milwaukee Bucks

    3. Philadelphia 76ers



  • The lesson here, is to be a player, student, or a Fan of KU is something special. I do a lot of traveling, and it always amazes me to see people wearing KU gear or supporting KU no matter where I go. Rock Chalk.



  • @DoubleDD

    Me too. When I wear a KU ball cap it is not unusual for complete stranger to smile and say…go Jayhawks… or something similar.



  • Maybe we run a post on remote Jayhawk sightings. Last summer I saw one in Metz, France and another in Salzburg, Austria.



  • @JayhawkRock78 – Actually that would be kind of Cool. I’m not sure local KU fans realize how big KU is.



  • @JayHawkFanToo oopsies… missed the 76ers. It would be cool if he ended up there too. I just hope he’s in a good situation where he can make an impact.



  • @bskeet

    Cleveland would be a good fit for Embiid and Phlly is not a bad place. Not too crazy about Milwaukee but I would not mind catching a couple of games just to check the owner’s daughter; she is pretty cute. :)


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