Lessons in opportunity, context: Why some players make it, others bust

Despite the length of the NBA regular season and the thrills of the playoffs, this time of year has its own unique appeal. Prospects in the collegiate ranks are getting done with a series of showcase tournaments and vying for their spots on draft boards across the league. In the NBA, we are getting the first glimpses of what the newest batch of youngsters we’ve spent a year or more...
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November 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Suns waive former No. 1 overall pick, bust Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, is unemployed again after being waived by the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Bennett never played a regular season game with the Suns, having signed with them in September. They were his fifth NBA team.He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013 and traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014. Following a contract buyout,...
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October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett to work out for Nets

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett is getting another shot to make it in the NBA. Bennett, who played 19 games with the Toronto Raptors this season before being waived, will work out for the Brooklyn Nets this week, according to a report. Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett is expected to be among the group of veteran FAs working out at the Nets' minicamp this week...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Raptors waive former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett

22 months ago, former UNLV forward Anthony Bennett was the top overall pick in the NBA Draft. Now, in the fastest fall from grace since Lindsay Lohan, Bennett has been let go of by his third NBA team. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Monday, Bennett has been waived by the Toronto Raptors to make room for veteran forward Jason Thompson. The Toronto Raptors...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Bennett clears waivers, will sign with Raptors

In 2012, Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian to be selected first overall in the NBA Draft. Now, three years later, it looks like he will be heading up north to play in his native land. ESPN Basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported on Friday that Bennett, who was officially bought out by the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week, has cleared waivers and is expected to sign...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bennett bought out by T-Wolves, to sign with Portland?

The Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday reached a buyout agreement with former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Bennett will soon be placed on waivers. The 22-year-old, who looked like a total bust in his first two NBA seasons, is expected to clear waivers and be free to sign with any team that is interested in him. According to Charania...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves looking to trade Anthony Bennett

By Vincent Frank Not too often is a former No. 1 overall pick considered a throw-in as a part of a larger deal around the NBA. However, that was the case when the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love last summer. Now after just one season, it appears that Minnesota is prepared to move on from Bennett. ESPN...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The five worst trades in Timberwolves history

Will Wiggins make up for losing Love? This whole summer, the main story about the Minnesota Timberwolves was the Kevin Love trade to Cleveland, which ultimately ended with the Timberwolves receiving Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young. Time will tell whether the Timberwolves made a good trade or not, but that’s not going to stop me from looking back at the best and...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Who should be taken #1 overall?

With the NBA Draft less than 10 days away, there is still no clear cut favorite for the first pick in the draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers own this pick thanks to a lucky lottery ball, and thus have the opportunity to select anyone they desire in this talent driven draft class. We don’t even know if the Cavs are going to keep this pick. I personally would love to see them trade it...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Post lottery NBA mock Draft: Top 10

These three guys could find themselves going 1,2,3 in the draft come June 26th in the Barclays Center. (photo credit After last night’s shocker of an NBA lottery in which the Cleveland Cavaliers secured the top pick despite a 1.7% chance, it appears there is going to be a shakeup atop the big board. Hopefully I will be heading up isportsweb’s NBA Draft coverage from the...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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