According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Cleveland Cavaliers will wait until after hiring a head coach to workout potential No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins. This means that, with just 17 days and counting until the the 2014 NBA Draft, the Cavaliers will not workout one of the three players in the conversation to go first overall. No indication has been given as to if the same logic applies to Duke’s Jabari Parker or Kansas’ Joel Embiid. Embiid is the lone player in the consensus top three be have a visit with the Cavaliers reported.
The Cavs are likely hire a coach soon, as recent reports indicate that the team wants to hire a coach within the next 10 days or so. This week, the team will interview Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue,former Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, former Cavalier point guard and current Charlotte Hornets assistant Mark Price. Lue and Gentry will be on their second interviews with the team. Maccabi Tei Aviv David Blatt, Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin, former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins and former Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro have also been linked to the job. The Cavaliers job became available when Mike Brown was fired after leading the Cavaliers to a 33-49 in the first season of his second stint as Cleveland’s head coach.
Correction: An earlier version of this article indicated identified Mark Price as “current Charlotte Hornets point guard Mark Price”. Price is currently an assistant coach with the team, not a active player.