Anthony Bennett could reportedly sign with Australian team
Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett could be heading to play professionally in Australia next season.
Bennett, who last played for the Toronto Raptors’ D-League team, could join the Sydney Kings, according to a report that was passed along by Real GM. The team’s general manager, Jeff Van Groningen, is visiting Las Vegas during his current scouting trip in the U.S. Bennett played for UNLV before he was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013.
If you made a list of NBA Draft busts, Bennett’s name would be near the top of it. After he was unable to carve out a role with the Cavs, the 23-year-old was sent to the Timberwolves as part of the Andrew Wiggins-Kevin Love deal. He lasted just one season in Minnesota before signing with the Raptors and being waived in February.
The most notable moment in Bennett’s NBA career came when he scored 19 points in a game a couple of years ago, which led to this hilarious photoshop. While he is still very young and was obviously drafted No. 1 overall for a reason, Bennett would really have to tear it up in Australia for another NBA team to consider giving him a shot.