Pros and Cons of Philadelphia 76ers Selecting Andrew Wiggins in 2014 NBA Draft

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Pros and Cons of Philadelphia 76ers Selecting Andrew Wiggins in 2014 NBA Draft
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Will Andrew Wiggins (L) follow in the footsteps of Julius Erving (R) with the Sixers?

The City of Brotherly Love is abuzz with all things Andrew Wiggins at the moment. According to multiple reports out of Philadelphia, the 76ers squired Wiggins about town in relative secrecy on Monday before bringing him in for a Tuesday workout ahead of the 2014 NBA draft.

You don't need to read tea leaves to see that the Sixers have their sights set on the former Kansas Jayhawk. Per ESPN Insider Chad Ford (subscription required) Philly's brass has already spoken with its Cleveland Cavaliers counterparts about moving up from No. 3 to No. 1 in next week's draft with the aim of securing its shot at Wiggins. 

There's a lot to like about the Toronto native: his size (6'8", 200 pounds), his freakish athleticism, his pedigree (his dad, Mitchell Wiggins, spent six seasons in the NBA) and his tremendous upside (he's just 19) chief among them.

But is Wiggins really worth the hype and the hubbub, particularly for Philly's flailing franchise?

Before the Sixers make their selection, let's consider the pros and cons of Wiggins becoming Philly's next "Fresh Prince."

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