Anthony Bennett Apr 17, 2014 16:28:30 GMT
Post by Ian Noble on Apr 17, 2014 16:28:30 GMT
PF - Anthony Bennett
Drafted: 2013 1st round (4th pick) by the Orlando Magic (2013 Draft)
Joined: February 4th, 2014 from the Orlando Magic (trade thread)
Departure: March 14th, 2016 to the San Antonio Spurs (trade thread)
2013/14 - The Celtics targeted Bennett on draft night with pick #5 but fell short and traded the 5th pick as a result. After Bennett's underperformance in real life however, the Orlando Magic, who picked Bennett at #4, traded him in exchange for proven youngster Alec Burks just a few days before the 2013/14 season tipped off.
Bennett was a solid starter in his rookie season alongside Enes Kanter in Boston's frontcourt.
2014/15 - In the NBA Bennett was traded from Cleveland to Minnesota but his performance remained underwhelming and he was unable to shake the "bust" label hanging over his head. The D5 Celtics however remained optimistic and started Bennett for all 82 games, in a much more prominent role, and Bennett continued to produce at a steady level despite his rating remaining a disappointing 69.
2015/16 - With the arrival of Jabari Parker in Boston, Bennett played in all 46 games off the bench for the Celtics in 2015/16, ending his two season tandem with Enes Kanter in Boston's frontcourt. After an impressive real-life outing with Team Canada in the Summer of 2015 Bennett left the Minnesota Timberwolves after a lack of playing time and signed for the league minimum with the Toronto Raptors. However the Raptors cut Bennett shortly after the real-life All Star Break in another downturn for the young former #1 pick's career. Bennett was traded to D5's San Antonio Spurs on 14th March 2016 in what was at the time the closest voted trade in D5 History.
2016/17 - After a short stint with the Nets in real life Bennett left the NBA and played for Turkish team Fenerbahce before being cut by the team in May 2017, cementing Anthony Bennett's career as by far the worst performing #1 pick in any draft in NBA history! In D5 Bennett sat at the end of the San Antonio Spurs bench all season.
2016/17 - Bennett played out the last year of his rookie contract buried deep within the Spurs bench rotation. The Spurs reached the Playoffs but fell to the 2nd Seed Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round.
RTG GP GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG 2013/14 69 BOS 82 82 14.4 7.5 0.9 0.74 1.04 2014/15 69 BOS 82 82 11.0 8.5 0.7 0.84 1.20 2015/16 69 BOS 46 1 4.9 3.8 0.7 0.40 0.60 2015/16 69 SAS 25 9 2.6 3.2 0.1 0.68 0.03 2016/17 69 SAS 39 0 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.00 0.00 TOTALS 274 174 2428 1586 167 166 212 AVG. 8.86 5.8 0.6 0.61 0.77 SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE SPACE