Anthony Bennett It is considered one of the largest puffs that are remembered throughout the history of the NBA Draft. Even more and more opinions point it out as worst “number 1” ever seen. The 26-year-old, 2.03-meter tall Canadian power forward was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the top spot in 2013 just ahead of Victor Oladipo and with many positions of advantage over players like Giannis Antetokounmpo or Rudy Gobert.
The pressure and expectation generated by a whole n1 of the draft It was too much for this player, who never made it to the NBA without a handful of good individual performances. From 2013 to 2017 he was a team per season in the North American league (Cavs, Timberwolves, Raptors y Nets) disputing a total of 151 games and without shining especially in any of those stages with 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per encounter.
Bennett also tried it in Europe in 2017 with the Fenerbahce by Zeljko Obradovic, but it also failed to give the expected return and ended up with poor 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds on average in the Euroleague-. Numbers that earned him being cut with just 10 career games.
The player tried again to knock on the NBA door and I found a loophole in the Houston Rockets, who decided to give him another chance in the NBA, perhaps one of the last, and included him in their roster for the preseason and training camp. But once again, the curse that haunts this player who he injured his left knee and had to undergo surgery, ruining his chances of reaching the NBA.
Now, after a fleeting stint at the Santurce Cangrejeros this past summer, Bennett has one last chance after his signing for the Hapoel from Jerusalem with two other former NBA players such as Thon Maker and Sean Kilpatrick. The Israeli team, which plays in the Champions League, has trusted the Canadian as a star signing for the season. So far, he has responded in the first game with 16 points, seven rebounds and one assist.