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Cleveland Cavaliers select Andrew Wiggins with No. 1 pick

2014 NBA Draft

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 26: Andrew Wiggins talks with Isiah Thomas of NBA TV during the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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After all the hype, all the rumors, it ended being the guy everyone thought it would be one year ago.

The Cleveland Cavaliers used the top pick in the NBA Draft on Andrew Wiggins, the forward out of Kansas.

This is the pick the Cavaliers needed to make. Wiggins is a 6’8” swingman who brings a lot to the table — freakish athleticism, good and improving skills (he still needs a lot of polishing), he defends well, and by all reports is very coachable with a good hoops IQ. The most common comparison is a young Tracy McGrady, although McGrady was a better shooter. That’s what Wiggins needs to develop, all the way out to the arc.

Put him on the wing with Kyrie Irving at the point and you have two key pieces that can take you a long way down the line (and in the East to the playoffs next year if everyone stays healthy).