Anthony Bennett Waived by Nets: Latest Comments and Reaction

January 9th, 2017 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

The Brooklyn Nets waived forward Anthony Bennett on Monday, per Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. 

Marc Stein of ESPN cited league sources who confirmed the move and said the Nets will sign Quincy Acy in place of the 2013 No. 1 overall pick.

Bennett played 23 games this season for the Nets and averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per night.

Mike Mazzeo of wrote the Nets "came away impressed" after they worked out Bennett during the offseason. Mazzeo also noted Brooklyn "needs to find diamonds in the rough" since it "does not have total control over its own first-round pick until 2019."

Bennett did not turn out to be that gem and was lost in Brooklyn's rotation at 11.5 minutes per game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Bennett with the first pick four years ago with the hope he would join forces with Kyrie Irving and help the franchise recover from LeBron James' decision to head to the Miami Heat. While things worked out fine for Cleveland in the long run thanks largely to James' return, Bennett was a disappointment nearly right away.

He appeared in 52 games as a ...

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