National Basketball Association roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers plan to sign No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract this week, according to ESPN.com.
The delay in signing the rookie shooting guard is reportedly not related to speculation that the team may trade him to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star power forward Kevin Love.
Instead, the Cavaliers have been looking for ways to use their remaining $1.4 million in salary cap space before signing Wiggins to a contract that will pay him about $5.5 million this season.
The Cavaliers and Timberwolves have been in talks about a trade involving Wiggins and Love since star forward LeBron James decided to return to Cleveland.
NBA rules dictate that once Wiggins is signed, the Cavaliers must wait at least 30 days before they can trade him.
The Los Angeles Lakers officially re-signed guard Nick Young to a multi-year contract, the team announced Monday.
Terms were not released, but the Los Angeles Times reported previously that Young agreed to a four-year, $21.5-million deal.
Young had a career year in 2013-14 after originally signing with the Lakers as a free agent in July 2013. The Los Angeles native averaged a career-high 17.9 points in his first season with the Lakers. Continued...