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Andrew Wiggins would be cool with joining LeBron James in Cleveland

06/26/2014 10:41 AM

06/26/2014 10:41 AM

By the end of the day Thursday, Andrew Wiggins could be a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hold the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

But he’s not too focused on any LeBron drama in Cleveland.

During a media session on Wednesday afternoon, Wiggins mostly shrugged his shoulders at the idea of playing with LeBron James, who will reportedly opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. A LeBron-Cleveland reunion has been a popular NBA talking point during the last two seasons as James looked at the pending option of opting out in Miami.

“I could play for whoever,” Wiggins said. “I think that’d be a good combination obviously, being that he’s arguably the best player in the NBA right now.”

If the Cavaliers select Wiggins, the former Kansas star, they could try to lure James with a young nucleus that also includes point guard Kyrie Irving. The Cavs, though, are also said to be still considering Duke star Jabari Parker with the No. 1 pick. And as the NBA Draft approached, Wiggins appeared more concerned with his next destination.

“The process like this, you never really know,” Wiggins said. “Especially with a lot of people going from team to team, a lot of trades, you never know what could happen on draft day.”

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @rustindodd.

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