Anthony Bennett Waived by Timberwolves: Details, Comments, Reaction

September 23rd, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

Former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Anthony Bennett is leaving a second team in as many years as a pro. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced they have waived the former No. 1 overall pick on Wednesday, via 

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports initially reported on a buyout between Bennett and the Timberwolves on September 22.

Instead of a buyout, the Timberwolves took a different route to free up roster space and look toward the future. Minnesota general manager Milt Newton said in a statement released in the report that this move gives both sides an opportunity to move forward:

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. 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 the first pick in the 2013 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers but endured a disastro ...

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