Anthony Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anthony Bennett to sign with Raptors

    ESPN "Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett has cleared waivers and is expected to sign early next week with the Toronto Raptors, a source close to the situation told ESPN Insider Jeff Goodman. Sources tell's Marc Stein that all 30 teams were notified at 5 p.m. ET that Bennett had cleared..." September 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sources: Philadelphia, Portland, Utah, Cleveland pass on making waiver claim for Anthony Bennett, clearing way for him to become free agent.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Philadelphia will not make a waiver claim on Anthony Bennett, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Toronto will indeed consider Anthony Bennett if he does clear waivers but Raps' crowded frontcourt makes signing him tricky

  • Report: Sixers consider waiver claim for Anthony Bennett

    CSN Philly "The Sixers could be in line to add another high first-round pick to the roster. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania, the Sixers are considering a waiver claim for former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, who reached a buyout with the Minnesota..." September 23

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    Michael Grange @michaelgrange

    Expectation is Bennett will land somewhere, but Raptors not likely among the suitors; front court pretty full.

  • Sources: Anthony Bennett reaches buyout agreement with Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has reached agreement on a contract buyout with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Bennett has to clear waivers in the next 48 hours to become an unrestricted free agent. Four teams have the salary cap..." September 22

  • Timberwolves working toward contract buyout with former No. 1 pick Bennett

    The Score "The Minnesota Timberwolves are making progress on a contract buyout with former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett, reports Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. More to come." September 21

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    (con.) Taylor on a presumption a Bennett trade is coming: "We shouldn't assume he'd go... Anthony has had a good summer." #twolves

  • Anthony Bennett has looked good playing for Canada. Will that carry over to NBA?

    TSN "Fresh off another impressive performance for Canada in Puerto Rico last week, Anthony Bennett sat at the podium and fielded questions from the assembled media. The Toronto native and former first-overall NBA draft pick had scored 16 points in 15 minutes, including 11 in succession to begin the..." September 01

  • Timberwolves still trying to shop Anthony Bennett, still finding no takers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back right before the draft, we told you the Minnesota Timberwolves were shopping Anthony Bennett. It’s heading toward the end of August and Bennett is still with the Timberwolves. They would still like to move him, but there are no takers, reports Jon Krawczynski of the Associated..." August 23

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Lost in the Bennett trade hoopla: much like during the season, Budinger is plenty available. He's been working w/ Penberthy in L.A. #twolves

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that, in advance of Thursday's draft, Minnesota has made former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett available via trade

  • Anthony Bennett says he couldn't see last season

    SB Nation "The former No. 1 pick says that last year he couldn't see the plays his coaches were calling last year. That's fixed after offseason LASIK surgery. His numbers don't look much different than last year, but Anthony Bennett says he feels better than he ever did while playing for the Cavaliers...." November 11

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    Anthony Bennett did practise and is shooting around pre-game, but being held out just to get back to 100%

  • Anthony Bennett blocks out Kevin Love trade talk, helps Andrew Wiggins

    Toronto Star "It has been an unusual summer to say the least for two of Canada’s top young basketball players. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett have been front and centre in off-season NBA talk, with the Cleveland Cavaliers expected to send them to Minnesota with a first-round pick for all-star forward..." August 19

  • Love to Cavs, Wiggins and Young to the Wolves and Bennett to 76ers?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Sixers are expected to be the third team involved in a trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Windhorst was less clear about what the Sixers would be receiving back,..." August 05

  • Anthony Bennett is breathing free, literally, after tonsil surgery he hopes will help raise his game

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Bennett's rookie season could have gone worse. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward could have been framed for a murder he didn't commit, for one thing, or forced to play a deadly yearlong game of cat-and-mouse with a deranged genius bent on world domination; either of those things would have..." July 24

  • Cavaliers Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Love

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love and the league's last two No. 1 draft picks, league sources told ESPN. In an attempt to add Love, a three-time All-Star, the Cavaliers are willing to part with Andrew Wiggins and..." July 18

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    Ben Golliver @BenGolliver

    Cavs announce that 2013 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett underwent tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures. Will be ready for Summer League

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    Anthony Bennett still with family in Toronto; Miles and Felix out; Andy feeling fine after playing Friday

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs F Anthony Bennett has been excused from the team in order to return to Toronto to address a family health matter.

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Anthony Bennett had a strained left knee, expected to miss about 3 weeks. Kyrie Irving missed practice today because he's sick

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    Cavaliers F Anthony Bennett (right knee soreness) is out for tonight’s game against Utah. He will travel to Memphis after game.

  • Time to cut Cavs' Bennett some slack

    ESPN "He's still just 20 years old. He didn't have a summer league, or even a fall, to properly prepare for his first NBA season because of a serious shoulder injury. And he never asked to be taken No. 1 overall in a draft that, weak as it looked beforehand and is proving to be now, had none of..." February 08

  • Cavaliers Bennett more relaxed, getting encouragement from league’s stars

    Akron Beacon Journal "While he tries to navigate through what has been a disappointing rookie season, Anthony Bennett has found encouragement from unlikely sources. Namely, some of the league’s top stars. Bennett has scored in double figures in two of the Cavs’ past four games — the only two times it has happened..." February 05

  • Once No. 1 pick, Bennett now Cavs' No. 1 problem

    SI "They leaned against a padded wall in the back of the gym at Baruch College on Thursday morning, the maligned No. 1 pick and the even more maligned executive who drafted him. Some days it's difficult to discern who is under more pressure, Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett or general manager..." January 31

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    #Cavs Anthony Bennett to remain in rotation tonight, Mike Brown said. Varejao went through shootaround, game time decision.

  • Despite lack of playing time, Cavs have no plans of sending Anthony Bennett to D-League

    Akron Beacon Journal "Anthony Bennett did not appear in any of the Cavs’ five games before the one Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks, and he has played a total of 10 minutes the past 2½ weeks. Still, there is no plan to send him to the Development League, and he doesn’t appear to be any closer to breaking into Mike..." January 25

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    Cavs coach Mike Brown said he and GM Chris Grant have had discussions about sending Bennett to D-League at some point, but not just yet

  • Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett would be open to playing in NBA D-League

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even before he didn't play a minute in a 120-118 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday night, rookie Anthony Bennett was being asked whether he'd be interested in going down to play with the Cavaliers' owned-and-operated NBA Development League franchise in Canton. "It's something I'd think about,..." January 16

  • Anthony Bennett says he'd be open to a D-League stint

    CBS Sports "Worse than Kwame Brown. Worse than Michael Olowokandi. That's where Anthony Bennett's rookie season ranks thus far statistically. He has a current PER of 1.1, which is 10.1 worse than Brown posted in his bust-tastic rookie season. Bennett's career is still young, and he's only played in..." January 16

  • Anthony Bennett's historically bad rookie season

    SB Nation "The surprise selection of Anthony Bennett has gone terribly wrong for Cleveland, and the numbers paint an especially grim picture. No. 1 draft picks are sacred in the NBA. A team gets the pick of the litter, and it can change the course of its franchise. Anthony Bennett has been a pretty rotten..." January 14

  • Anthony Bennett tries to cope with criticism

    The News-Herald "He has always been the star of the team. Getting stern criticism from the national media, as well as many outlets in Cleveland, was all new to Anthony Bennett. The Cavaliers forward had to learn how to deal with it. “I don’t pay attention to all that,” Bennett said. “That’s people’s opinions...." December 31

  • Bynum’s removal will allow team to commit more minutes to rookie Anthony Bennett

    Akron Beacon Journal "Andrew Bynum’s removal from the Cavaliers clears two spots in Mike Brown’s rotation. One will go to Tyler Zeller, the other to Anthony Bennett. The top pick in the draft has played sparingly to this point, but no longer. The Cavs are committing significant minutes to Bennett moving forward,..." December 30

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs forward Anthony Bennett (sickness) is available to play tonight vs. Pistons

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Anthony Bennett (ill) is out for tonight's game at Chicago. Dion Waiters (right wrist tendinitis) did travel but status undetermined

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    Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

    UPDATE: Dion Waiters (right wrist tendonitis) and forward Anthony Bennett (illness) are both listed as OUT for tonight’s game.

  • Cavs’ Anthony Bennett loses weight, tries to get back to player he was in college

    Akron Beacon Journal "Anthony Bennett has made two major changes in recent weeks. He’s hoping both of them can work together to turn around what has been a miserable rookie season. Bennett has changed his diet and lost between 12 and 15 pounds since training camp. He has also taken to watching old films from his..." December 16

  • New position is yet another new challenge for Cavaliers' No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A little more than a week after making a switch to small forward, someone asked Anthony Bennett what the most difficult part was about changing positions. The 2013 No. 1 draft pick paused, exhaled long and loud, and chuckled softly. "I don't know, man," Bennett said. "That's a hard question..." December 08

  • Mike Brown considering moving Anthony Bennett to small forward

    The News-Herald "The word “bust” has started to creep into discussions about Cavaliers draft pick Anthony Bennett. The No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft has gotten off to a miserable start to his NBA career. His shooting has been off kilter from the outset of his season, as he missed his first 16 shots from the..." December 02

  • Should the Cavaliers start Anthony Bennett to help him work through his early struggles?

    Akron Beacon Journal "The top overall pick in the draft is shooting 22 percent. His 10 turnovers equal his 10 baskets. He has shot as many 3-pointers (17) as Alonzo Gee in less than half as many minutes. He has only made three of them. The first 16 games have been a disaster for Anthony Bennett. Entering Saturday’s..." December 01

  • Cavaliers won't send Anthony Bennett to D-League, according to report

    SB Nation "The No. 1 pick's career has gotten off to a terrible start, but no demotion to the D-League is forthcoming. The Cleveland Cavaliers have ruled out sending struggling No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett to the D-League, according to Bob Finnan of The News-Herald. There had been rumors that Bennett would..." November 22

  • Mike Brown says Anthony Bennett needs time to adjust

    The News-Herald "In the world we live in, Mike Brown says people expect things to happen yesterday. In the case of No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, expectations were sky-high for the UNLV product. “Everyone expects him (to be) averaging 20 (points) and 15 (rebounds), right now,” the Cavaliers coach said. “But..." November 19

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Andrew Bynum is out tonight, but Mike Brown is expecting Anthony Bennett to be available tonight. #Cavs

  • Shoulder injury proves Anthony Bennett's NBA start can get worse

    Sporting News "It appeared that the start to Anthony Bennett's NBA career couldn't get any worse, then he suffered a right shoulder injury in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 94-79 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. One point that should be made: this injury was not to the left shoulder Bennett had surgery on during..." November 09

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Anthony Bennett is getting x-rays on right shoulder. Return is questionable. #Cavs

  • The Reasons Behind Anthony Bennett’s Slow Start

    King James Gospel "Not many expected Anthony Bennett to be the number one overall pick in this past June’s NBA draft. No one would have thought that it would’ve taken Bennett until the fifth game of the season to record his first NBA field goal. The broad-shouldered Canadian and UNLV product, has good footwork,..." November 08

  • Brown has no intention of benching slumping rookie Anthony Bennett

    Akron Beacon Journal "Anthony Bennett’s scoring drought is reaching historic levels, but coach Mike Brown is sticking with the No. 1 pick in the draft. Bennett is 0 for 15 shooting through the Cavs’ first four games, tying him with Olden Polynice, Terence Morris and Reggie Evans for the second-longest games played..." November 06

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    Anthony Bennett @AnthonyBennett

    Going ghost for a bit, think it's be best for me at this point .. If you don't have my number DM me