CLEVELAND – Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.
The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days.
Wiggins has been linked to a possible blockbuster trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward Kevin Love. But any deal now involving Wiggins can’t be finalized for at least 30 days.
The Cavs and Timberwolves have had talks about a trade involving Love for months, long before Cleveland selected Wiggins, the former Kansas standout, with the first pick in May’s draft. Those discussions have intensified lately, and the sides can still reach an agreement on a trade but nothing can be finalized until late August.
Now that Wiggins is under contract, the league’s seldom-used 30-day rule is in effect.
It was designed to prevent teams from circumventing salary cap rules. There have been restrictions placed on trading newly signed rookies dating back at least to the 1998-99 collective bargaining agreement. At that time, rookies were lumped in with all free agents into a rule that prevents any newly signed player from being traded for three months or before Dec. 15 of the next season – whichever is longer.
Around the track
IndyCar fined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $5,000 for a weight violation in the car driven by Luca Filippi at Toronto. Defending race winner Ryan Dalziel earned his first IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole position of the season in qualifying for today’s Brickyard Grand Prix.
Around the court
Dallas signed former All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson as a free agent. Blake Griffin withdrew from playing for the U.S. national basketball team this summer.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation. Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies’ season opener against Hawaii.
Two University of Texas players were arrested and charged with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
Mastodons player wins scholar honor
IPFW’s Jacob Groninger has been named a 2013-14 All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. In order to be eligible, players must be a junior or senior academically, participate in 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better. Groninger becomes the sixth IPFW men’s golfer to earn the honor.
500 golf pros laid off by Dick’s
The Dick’s Sporting Goods chain laid off 478 Professional Golfers Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindling.
IPFW hosting Summit tourney
The Summit League announced the dates and hosts for all 19 of its sport championships, with IPFW playing host to the men’s and women’s tennis championships. It is the fifth time since joining the league in 2007-08 that IPFW has been the host site for tennis.
Because of a reporter’s error, the name of a bowler in the PBA50 Pro Bowl West Fort Wayne Classic was spelled incorrectly in a story on Page 1B on Thursday. Randy Pedersen finished second in the event.
Wrong high school
Because of a reporter’s error, the high school of a Ball State football player was incorrect in a story on Page 1B on Thursday. Jimmy Crumley went to Carroll.