Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) smiles as he is interviewed after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers expected to sign Andrew Wiggins this week

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves to acquire Kevin Love, but they have other business to take care of when it comes to making the roster better for the 2014-15 season.

According to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, the Cavaliers are expected to sign Andrew Wiggins to a deal this upcoming week.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract in the coming week, according to sources close to the process.

Windhorst goes on to say that the Cavaliers are waiting to see what happens with not the Kevin Love trade rumors but rather if the $1.4 million cap space that remains can be used before handing Wiggins his deal.

The Cavaliers, sources say, are merely exploring options for using their estimated $1.4 million in remaining cap space before signing Wiggins to a contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $5.5 million as a rookie.

But the big question is what does the trade rumors with Kevin Love have to do with the signing of Wiggins, as signing with Cleveland only means that he has a contract in the NBA, not that he’s going to be playing for the Cavaliers. At the end of the day, a Love-for-Wiggins trade is possible but it’s not going to affect Wiggins’ first contract in the NBA one way or the other.

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