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Anthony Bennett | Forward | #23

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 235
College: UNLV
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (1) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Suns waive F Anthony Bennett.
He only played three minutes in the preseason, so Bennett never really had a chance. The former No. 1 pick was cut by a Turkish club last year, so he may have to head overseas again this season. Wed, Oct 11, 2017 05:27:00 PM

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The Suns have signed F Anthony Bennett to a non-guaranteed contract.

Last we heard from Bennett, the former No. 1 overall pick, he was cut by Turkish pro team Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi after averaging 9.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in 23 minutes per game. It would be surprising to see him make the Suns final-15 man roster, let alone crack the rotation and generate fantasy value this season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Anthony Bennett was cut by his Turkish pro team on Monday.

Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, was averaging 9.0 ppg and 6.4 rpg in 23 minutes per game for Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL). The team cut Bennett in order to make room for former Atlanta Hawk Pero Antic
Tue, May 2, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Anthony Bennett has officially signed with Fenerbahce.

Bennett averaged 4.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists over four NBA seasons since being drafted first overall in the 2013 draft. The question now is whether or not he ever plays another game in the NBA.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Anthony Bennett is expected to sign with Fenerbahce.

Yes, Giannis Antetokounmpo was picked 15th after Bennett went first in the 2013 draft. Bennett was recently waived by the Nets and really didn't do much besides his one start back on Dec. 3. His NBA days could be over. We've actually seen him go off in Summer League, so he may have a successful career overseas. Although, his new team is kind of stacked.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 06:06:00 PM

The Nets have waived forward Anthony Bennett.

It's a sad turn of events for one of the biggest draft busts in recent memory. Bennett made 23 appearances for the Nets this season, averaging 5.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists on 41.3 percent shooting. He's only 23 years old, but he couldn't have been in a better spot for playing time than in Brooklyn. The Nets will sign Quincy Acy with their open roster spot.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Anthony Bennett, who played 21 minutes and nearly double-doubled in Tuesday's blowout, played just three minutes in Thursday's loss to the Warriors.

Just in case you thought Bennett might be making a move towards fantasy value, he's not.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Anthony Bennett came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss, finishing with eight points, 10 rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.

The Raptors were getting blown out and 11 players saw between 18 and 25 minutes, including the entire starting lineup. Bennett had not played more than 18 minutes in his previous seven games and there's no reason to get excited about tonight's line. Everyone basically played the same minutes for the Nets tonight and they were never really in the game.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Anthony Bennett grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a start against the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven points and one assist in 23 minutes.

Right before the game, coach Kenny Atkinson said "another guy" was going to have to step up for Trevor Booker (illness), so that singular guy turned out to be Bennett. Booker is likely just day-to-day with his illness, but Bennett likely gets another chance if Booker needs to miss another game.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Anthony Bennett is listed as the starter against the Bucks on Saturday with Trevor Booker (illness) out.

It makes some sense because the Nets are really thin at power forward. Bennett hasn't been in the rotation, but he may get minutes over 20 in the first unit. Justin Hamilton figures to get several minutes off the bench behind Bennett and Lopez, so he's worth a look in DFS as well.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Anthony Bennett has been recalled from his D-League stint.

From the No. 1 overall pick to D-League regular; Bennett has precisely zero fantasy value.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Anthony Bennett has been assigned to the D-League.

He's averaging 10.3 minutes per game and his role may not grow until after the All-Star break.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 10:45:00 AM

Anthony Bennett scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 21 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

He went to the line 14 times and made 11 of them for the majority of his scoring. The Nets are a mess at power forward, so maybe Bennett can get on the roster. Additionally, Chris McCullough's rough month continued, scoring seven points with seven rebounds and six turnovers in 21 minutes on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson believes Anthony Bennett will help the Nets with his rebounding and versatility on the offensive end.

"Rebound the ball, run the court and really help us on the defensive end with his length and size and speed. Then the other parts of the game, that’ll come," Atkinson said. "I think he’s proved with Team Canada he can shoot the three, I think he’s proved that he can drive it, I think he can proved he can be a versatile offensive player, but with his package, we want to minimize it a little instead of expand it." Bennett is looking forward to a fresh start in Brooklyn and said that he's already feeling his confidence return. He's not guaranteed a role with his new team, so he needs a strong training camp.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Anthony Bennett feels that Brooklyn is a "great fit" for him, and he's eager to get off to a fresh start.

"I feel like it is a great fit for me," Bennett said. "Starting fresh, starting young, bringing a lot of people in. I feel like I can be one of those key pieces." This will be Bennett's third fresh start, so we're not convinced he'll be able to make much of this newfound opportunity. The former No. 1 overall pick was unable to beat out Adreian Payne for minutes in Minnesota, and couldn't even get on the court during his brief stint in Toronto despite the team's need for production at the power forward position, so we don't imagine him playing a significant role for the Nets this upcoming season.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 11:23:00 AM

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