Tony Dejak, Associated Press
Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Wiggins answers questions during a news conference Friday, June 27, 2014, in Independence, Ohio.

Andrew Wiggins signed his rookie contract on Thursday. In any other year, that would simply be a formality. Not this year.

Now that Wiggins has signed, he cannot be traded for 30 days. Wiggins is the centerpiece of a potential deal for Kevin Love, but now the trade cannot be executed for 30 days.

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The Cavs, however, were forced to sign him in order to trade him because he held no monetary value otherwise, making a trade including him extremely difficult. Wiggins will earn $5.5 million next season, the full 120 percent allowed under the league’s rookie scale.

The team also announced second-round pick Joe Harris also signed. Harris signed a three-year deal, with the first two years guaranteed, a league source confirmed.


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