Rookie contracts are the best game in town when it comes to bang for the buck.
The Pacers understand this from experience. We're dealing this offseason with the ramifications of talent coming off of rookie contracts. Lance and PG were hugely productive per dollar spent.
This is part of the reason I'm so pissed at our team for not taking advantage of the unique opportunity they had last year to go all of the way.
I suspect that Cleveland sees that with Wiggins. In many ways, one could construe him as more valuable pound for pound than Love.
Getting Lebron totally changes their gameplan. Without Lebron, their willingness to use Wiggins as a chip is likely very very different than it is now.
Cleveland already has half of their salary committed to Lebron and Irving.