Report: Sixers abandon plans to trade for No. 1 pick

By James Herbert | NBA writer

Philadelphia is reportedly after Andrew Wiggins, which would likely require a trade.
Philadelphia is reportedly after Andrew Wiggins, which would likely require a trade (USATSI)

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UPDATE: Philadelphia has given up its pursuit of the No. 1 pick, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.


The Philadelphia 76ers are doing all they can to move up from their No. 3 slot in the draft so they can select swingman Andrew Wiggins, according to the Philadelphia Daily News' Bob Cooney:

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly still haven't decided what they'll do with the first overall pick, which is par for the course in a Cavs draft day. It's hard to tell how willing Cleveland would be to trade the pick -- according to USA Today's Sam Amick, there's "all sorts of skepticism" around the league; according to's David Aldridge, the Cavs are "looking at potential offers."

The word is that Philadelphia has coveted Wiggins all along, and it looks unlikely that he'll drop to the third spot. As for what Cleveland could take back, the Sixers have extra draft picks, as well as guys like Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young.

The Cavaliers reportedly tried to get Dante Exum to visit them for a last-minute workout and interview, but the Australian guard prospect declined, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. Exum would almost certainly be available at No. 3.

Cleveland is meeting this afternoon to make a decision, according to The asking price is rather steep, according to the Bucks County Courier Times' Tom Moore:

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