Cavaliers Trade Andrew Wiggins: Bad Idea

Higgins1. Kevin Love never in his life has played a full season of games, this team is awful defensively and if Kevin Love goes down, and history says he will go down for a few games at least, your down to Lebron, Ivring and who? It makes sense now but lets assume LeBron isn’t lying and plans to retire a cav, wouldn’t it make sense to build for the future, why not surround LeBron with some of the best young talent in the business.

higgins2

2. Furthermore Kevin Love is a free agent next year, Wiggins is a rookie so for at least 3 years he’s going to be on a rookie contract, why not just take Kevin Love for free next year, or any other free agent (to which there are a few) and keep one of the best young rising stars in the NBA at a minimum price giving you Wiggins, Iviring, LeBron and another superstar.

There’s another caveat to all this, though, and that’s the hit bringing on Kevin Love would have on the salary cap. Love is set to make $16.7 million next season, and with that the front office would have a much harder time building up the rest of their roster. Wiggins, however, is expected to sign a deal worth $5-$6 million in his first season, leaving plenty of room for the team to sign another free agent to a lucrative contract or even a handful of role players.

3. The Heat was expected to win championships right off the bat, and with that came some problems. Because of the construction of the roster — Wade, LeBron and Bosh each signing for a shade under the max — the team was only going to go as far as that trio took them. While it was highly successful, it was an unsustainable plan, one that was clearly due for a change in wake of their five game losses to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. With Kevin Love whilst that team wouldn’t even be the 3rd best team in the West , it has put a target on its back, and is not expected to make the playoffs putting pressure on a young team with only 2 players on the whole team who have even been to the playoffs. The pressure that this team faces is going to be a mental struggle and its time to see if LeBron is really the leader we believe him to be without Wade.

4. Bryant, who was selected 13th overall back in 1996 by the Hornets, was sent to the Lakers in a pre-draft agreement that saw center Vlade Divac go to Charlotte. And, five championships, one MVP, and two finals MVP awards later, Charlotte is probably shaking their heads. And Kobe Byrant has said trading Wiggins is as dumb a mistake as when the Hornets traded him, if KOBE SAID IT, IT MUST BE TRUE.

higgins3