Anthony Bennett RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett hasn't scored his first basket yet

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It has been only three games, and a dozen shots. But Cavaliers rookie Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft, has yet to make his first NBA field goal. "I just feel like there’s a lid on the basket,'' he said quietly after the Cavs' 89-74 loss to the Pacers on Saturday night at..." November 04

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs coach Mike Brown said every time he looks at Anthony Bennett in practice he's gasping for air. He has asthma and sleep apnea.

  • Cavs' Bennett knows what warrants his attention

    Fox Sports Ohio "Anthony Bennett takes a pass at the top of the key then without taking a dribble quickly spins to his left and faces away from the basket. He spins back just as quickly squares his shoulders and shoots. Bennett's Cavaliers teammates have exited the gym. It's just Bennett several coaches and..." October 11

  • No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett easing into his role with Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The fact that Anthony Bennett's very first shot of his very first NBA game was a 3-point attempt that clanged off the side of the backboard had nothing to do with being the last player off the practice court Thursday. At least that's what the Cavaliers' 20-year-old No. 1 draft choice is saying..." October 11

  • Anthony Bennett 'cool' with whatever role Mike Brown gives him

    The News-Herald "Perhaps not since the Los Angeles Clippers used the No. 1 selection in the 1998 NBA draft on Pacific center Michael Olowokandi has there been a top pick who has flown under the radar more than Anthony Bennett. The Cavaliers shocked the experts June 27 when they selected the UNLV power forward...." October 03

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs rookie Anthony Bennett has been dunking in pickup games good to go in training camp. Says he weighs 255 wants to get to 248

  • Cavs' Anthony Bennett resumes playing after surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett the No. 1 pick in June's NBA draft resumed playing five-on-five basketball this week league sources told Yahoo Sports. Bennett had surgery May 8 to repair a torn left rotator cuff that was expected to keep him out for fourth months. The former..." September 19

  • Anthony Bennett reaches agreement on three-year deal with Cavs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Anthony Bennett the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft last June has signed a three-year $16.7 million contract with the Cavaliers meaning all three of the team's draft choices have signed their deals. Bennett a 6-8 240-pound power forward from UNLV who has been recovering from shoulder surgery will..." August 21

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs have signed their 3 draft picks - Anthony Bennett Sergey Karasev and Carrick Felix. I'll have contract info later

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Spoke with No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett who had left labrum surgery on May 8. Said "I'm pretty sure I'll be back by the start of the season."

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