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Andrew Wiggins would be cool with joining LeBron James in Cleveland

Andrew Wiggins jumped rope with a student during a kids basketball clinic Wednesday in New York. Wiggins and other 2014 draft prospects are in town for the NBA draft in Brooklyn.
Andrew Wiggins jumped rope with a student during a kids basketball clinic Wednesday in New York. Wiggins and other 2014 draft prospects are in town for the NBA draft in Brooklyn. AP

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.”

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