Just two years after he was drafted no. 1 overall by the Cavs, Anthony Bennett now finds himself without a home. On Wednesday, the Wolves waived Bennett after just one season.
“In speaking with Anthony and his representatives over the past few days, we came to the conclusion that this was the best outcome for both parties,” said Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton. “When you look at our team, our deepest position is probably power forward. This move balances out our roster while also allowing Anthony another opportunity in the NBA. He has a lot of talent and his play this summer internationally made this a difficult decision for us.”
Bennett was part of the Kevin Love trade last summer that sent him from Minnesota to Cleveland, but it’s pretty apparent now that the prized jewel from that trade became Andrew Wiggins.
Anthony Bennett’s NBA career averages, ranks among No. 1 picks since 1966: PPG: 4.7, worst FG pct: 39.3, worst Win shares: -0.1, worst
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