Minnesota Timberwolves Trouble: They Can’t Trade Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett is being traded again. Bennett is on his second team and it has only just been two seasons and he is being traded again. Read on for more details.
If NBA trade rumors are to be believed, Bennett, who happened to be the first overall pick, will be traded soon. The University of Nevada alum has been on Minnesota Timberwolves’ shop list for a long time and no team is willing to take him off their hands. Back in 2013, when he was drafted as the first overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was hot news, but now, not so much.
Yibada reports that Bennett may be certified bust if the Timberwolves can’t get anybody to buy him. He has become such a trade rumor staple that other teams are not even looking to pick him. Wolves are willing to move him for the right price, but they don’t have any takers yet.
NBC Sports reports that pro basketball analysts like Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press are already declaring that the Timberwolves will have a tough time trading Bennett.
“There are no active discussions now,” Krawczynski declared to the press.
It is obvious that Bennett has not picked up skills at a pace that is expected of a top pick. He only scored a measly 5.2 points per game and has a below average shooting percentage.
The outlet reports that if he was the fourteenth pick for the draft, his overall stat rating would have been perfect. However, he is not the fourteenth pick and as a 1st pick. It was because he lacks the statistical standing to claim the 5.8 million dollar paycheck that he currently receives from the Timberwolves.
It is reported that the Timberwolves couldn’t even get Boston Celtics interested in Bennett. And they tried a very low price with the Celtics.
It is sad to see that Bennett, once a top pick, can’t get any teams to buy him. What is worse is that Bennett isn’t been traded because of his attitude or work ethic. It’s just that he isn’t top form yet.
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