2014 NBA draft pick-by-pick grades and instant analysis

USA TODAY Sports Wire

Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports

The stage is set. The 2014 NBA draft started at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN), with the Cleveland Cavaliers on the clock first.

Refresh this page regularly as USA TODAY Sports’ Adi Joseph brings you live pick-by-pick analysis:

First round

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: SF Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

The Cavaliers made the obvious pick, which they notoriously eschewed last year in drafting Anthony Bennett first overall. Wiggins has tremendous upside in the vein of Tracy McGrady or Paul George, and his lowest floor seems to be about Rudy Gay-level. Was this the safe pick? I think that would have been Jabari Parker. But this was the right pick, and there’s no faulting Cleveland for it.

Wiggins can step right in and start at small forward, a position of weakness for the Cavs. He’ll be playing with fellow Canadians Bennett and Tristan Thompson on a very young and…

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