Remember getting sad at the lottery party when the Sixers ended up slotting in at number 3, our Wiggins dreams likely gone? With about 200 people in a room full of awkward tension and Sixers, I was sad for about 5 minutes until Chad Ford happened (which was picked up by RealGM):
Cavaliers prefer Jabari Parker over Andrew Wiggins, per @chadfordinsider.— RealGM (@RealGM) May 21, 2014
Showing my phone with this tweet to anyone who would listen, I got really excited. Maybe they'd take Jabari and leave Wiggins, potentially for us?! I thought the Cavs were done with the hilarious moves at the top of the draft, having ditched their coach and GM and owner's son getup.
But then this happened, like, 10 minutes later:
Cavaliers actually prefer Andrew Wiggins over Jabari Parker, per new source to @chadfordinsider. @DraftExpress also has Wiggins to CLE.— RealGM (@RealGM) May 21, 2014
Well, that was a downer. Way to get my hopes up and send them crashing down, Real GM via Chad Ford via original anonymous sources via new anonymous sources via text. I can't believe you would do something to us so swiftly and callously and maliciously and oh, what's that? Oh, just this:
New Report Indicates Cavaliers Prefer Joel Embiid Ahead Of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker -- http://t.co/5z7qkhTgtn— RealGM (@RealGM) May 21, 2014
Oh for the love of God make up your minds, sources and reports on this one evening.
Anyway, now that Wiggins is and is not and actually maybe a candidate, our hopes are... something? In existence? Tempered? Dormant? I dunno. There may or may not be a chance. Keep your fingers crossed.
In the meantime, if we can't get Wiggins, who would you choose as the next guy? I'm on duty tomorrow as well, so be prepared for a large, large expansion of the voting pool for the next round. For now, Dante Exum, Jabari Parker, and Joel Embiid will duke (sorry) it out at the top of your Sixers big board.