One thing is certain: The 76ers are entertaining the player they're targeting in the NBA draft for a couple of days. But no one outside of the parties involved really knows how Andrew Wiggins' visit to Philadelphia is coming along. The 6-foot-8 swingman, who left Kansas after his freshman season, was not available to the reporters who gathered Monday outside the Sixers' practice facility at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Campus security asked the news media and fans to leave at the team's request. A Philadelphia police officer was summoned later because the media stood on the sidewalk instead of across the street from the facility. The only glimpse of Wiggins was when he exited the back of the building at 12:51 p.m. He got into a black Chevrolet Suburban with Sixers center Nerlens Noel and front office employee Brandon D. Williams. Wiggins was spotted Monday night at a Rittenhouse Square restaurant with Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie. A source confirmed a Yahoo Sports report that Wiggins took a tour of the city. He is scheduled to work out for the Sixers on Tuesday. Wiggins, 19, is scheduled to meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. His visit with the Sixers was similar to a recruiting trip. It's no secret that the Sixers want to select Wiggins in the draft on June 26. The only problem is he could be off the board when they make a selection. The Sixers have the third and 10th overall picks in addition to five second-round selections. Wiggins is expected to go first or second but could fall to the Sixers at No. 3. As a result, the franchise needs to move up just to secure drafting him. The Cavaliers hold the top spot in the draft and the Bucks are second.
Wiggins' visit to Sixers is cloaked in secrecy
Philly.com | Jun 17