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Andrew Wiggins surprised plenty of people by picking Kansas, and the hoops phenom's pick of NBA teams to play for is pretty unusual, too.
Wiggins, widely expected to be the first player taken in the 2014 draft, recently was asked which team he'd be the best fit for if the draft were tomorrow. His choice?
The Toronto Raptors, "because I want to play for them," he said. Which is probably the best news in Raptors history.
Now, Wiggins is Canadian, so it's an understandable answer. And given Toronto's last-place finish last season and trade of scoring star Andrea Bargnani , there's a good chance the Raptors will be drafting No. 1 next year.
But really, how many teens who dream of being an NBA star would actually say they want to play for the Raptors? Have you seen their roster lately?
Hey, if Cleveland can draft LeBron, Toronto could have its moment, too. It might even work out better than the last time the Raptors drafted No. 1 -- 2006, when they took the Italian Bargnani.
Watch the full interview with Wiggins below:
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"I would like to say the Raptors, I want to play for them," said Wiggins.
Wiggins is expected to be the top overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Raptors were a late lottery team last season.
Wiggins was born in Toronto.
The Toronto Raptors are expected to buyout the contract of Marcus Camby.
Camby has two seasons and $7.5 million remaining on his contract.
Camby was acquired by the Raptors from the New York Knicks in a trade involving Andrea Bargnani.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls are expected to be interested in Camby if he clears waivers.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that D.J. Augustine has signed a one year deal to play for the Toronto Raptors.
D.J. Augustin has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell Y! Sports.
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