Cleveland Cavaliers: Anthony Bennett Pick Still Makes No Sense
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff..
It is has been about 12 weeks since the Cleveland Cavaliers shockingly selected power forward, Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. It has been 12 weeks and still to me, it makes no sense. Anthony Bennett is an excellent NBA prospect and is one of the top prospects in the draft, so based on value it wasn’t a poor choice, but the whole problem is based on fit. To put it plainly, he doesn’t fit on their roster.
With 2011′s number 4 overall pick, Tristan Thompson firmly entrenched as the long term starting power forward, Anthony Bennett won’t be starting, at least at his natural position, any time soon. Bennett can play the 3 offensively, but defensively, he is just too big and too slow to guard small forwards, so unless they want a disaster defensively in their starting lineup, he won’t be starting at small forward either. Basically they drafted...