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Keith Benson | Center/Forward | #34

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11" / 230
College: Oakland
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (18) / ATL

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The Heat waived Keith Benson on Tuesday.
He was the 20th addition to the training camp roster, and never had a realistic chance of making the team. He's likely bound for the D-League. Tue, Oct 18, 2016 03:39:00 PM

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Keith Benson has signed a training camp deal with the Heat.

Benson will be the 20th player on the Heat's training camp roster. Benson was also with the Heat in camp last season, but his chances of making the team will be slightly better due to the uncertainty around Chris Bosh (blood clots).
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Keith Benson will play for the Wolves' summer league team.

The 27-year-old forward had a training camp deal with the Heat last season, but he spent the year in the D-League after the Heat waived him. Benson has only played in three NBA games with the Warriors back in the 2011-12 season.
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 12:44:00 PM

The Heat waived Keith Benson, Tre Kelley, John Lucas, Briante Walker and Greg Whittington on Saturday.

Other than Lucas, the rest of the players are expected to head to the Heat's D-League team. Additionally, this means that James Ennis will make the final roster.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:32:00 PM

The Heat officially signed Keith Benson to a training camp deal on Tuesday.

Benson is a long shot to wind up on Miami's opening night roster, so he can safely be ignored in all leagues on draft day.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Keith Benson has agreed to a training camp deal with the Miami Heat.

Benson made three appearances for the Warriors in the 2011-12 season and has spent time playing in the D-League as well as Estonia and Lithuania, but his chances of making the final roster are very slim. Benson isn't on the fantasy radar.
Source: Real GM
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Hawks waive F Keith Benson.

Benson was just in for training camp. The team also announced that Isma'il Muhammad has been waived as well.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 08:43:00 AM

The Hawks will bring Keith Benson to training camp.

Benson was originally drafted by the Hawks as a second-round pick in 2011, but he was waived before the season started and wound up playing with the Warriors last year after a stint in the D-League. The team will also bring in G Squeaky Johnson.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 09:18:00 AM

Warriors signed C Keith Benson.

Benson comes from the D-League, where he was playing for the Sioux Falls SkyForce. He'll give the Warriors more depth at center, but guys like Jeremy Tyler and Mickell Gladness are more likely to get minutes than Benson.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 06:44:00 PM

The Atlanta Hawks waived forward Keith Benson on Friday.

By waiving Benson, their second round pick from this summer's draft, the Hawks have reduced their roster to the regular season maximum of 15 players.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 02:53:00 PM

Hawks draft pick Keith Benson is expected to be waived next week by the Italian team Dinamo Sassari.

This sounds like a mutually-agreed upon arrangement, as Benson can begin his NBA career (assuming the lockout actually ends) and the Italian team is signing Steven Hunter as a replacement.
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 02:26:00 PM

Dinamo Sassari denied a report that Keith Benson is going to be waived from the team.

Benson had been struggling to adjust to the European game, but he recently had eight points and 13 rebounds against Vanoli Cremona, and that could've been enough to keep him in the plans for the time being.
Source: Sportando
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 08:49:00 AM

Atlanta Hawks rookie Keith Benson is said to be close to being cut by Italy's Dinamo Sassari after struggling in two games.

Benson has averaged just six points and four rebounds in 21 minutes, and if he can't play in Italy, his chances of making the Hawks' final roster could be slim.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 03:03:00 PM

Keith Benson has agreed to a contract with Dinamo Sassari in Italy.

Benson was the no. 48 overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2011 draft, and he should get some much needed exposure overseas during the work stoppage. Benson is a tremendous shot blocker, but he really needs to fill out his frame to have success beneath the bucket in the NBA.
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 09:57:00 AM

Oakland center Keith Benson was drafted at No. 48 by the Hawks in the draft.

Benson is a great shot blocker, but lacks muscle. If he on some weight and muscle, he could stick with the Hawks.
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 11:24:00 PM

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