WATCH: Wiggins does best LeBron impression with chase-down denial
Andrew Wiggins and LeBron James will soon be teammates on an NBA court (as long as you believe the Cavs really are serious about not including Wiggins in a deal for Kevin Love).
Thursday night in Las Vegas Summer League action, Wiggins took a cue from the four-time NBA MVP, showing off his defensive motor, then issuing a stern rejection. As you will see in the play, Wiggins doesn’t let a turnover bother him and instead turns up his intensity to make up for it.
Wiggins just went LBJ on em, with a Chase down!
— Fred McLeod (@CavsFredMcLeod) July 18, 2014
That LeBron guy has shown off this move a time or two as well.
Wiggins, the Cavs’ No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, has strung together an impressive highlight reel in only a handful of summer-league games, flashing his athleticism with eye-popping dunks and his skill on defense with big rejections.
Speculation continues to swirl regarding Wiggins and a potential trade for the Timberwolves All-Star Love. Throughout the talks so far, Sam Amico has reported sources have made it clear that, at this point, the Cavs are not budging on their desire to keep the rookie.
Wiggins scored 21 points in Thursday’s game, getting to the free-throw line 20 times, but it wasn’t enough to fend off the Rockets, who eliminated the Cavs from the Vegas tourney in a 96-90 result.