The Nets are getting ready for another free agent mini-camp next week, but Alex Kennedy is offering a tidbit on how the big name in the first camp fared.
One source who attended the Brooklyn Nets' free agent mini-camp said Anthony Bennett did very well.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 3, 2016
Later in response to our Reed Wallach, Kennedy said his source was a player.
@ReedWallach Fellow player who was working out actually.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 4, 2016
Kennedy didn't offer any further details on how the former overall No. 1 draft pick impressed the Nets, but among other things, Bennett has firmed up his physique. as his recent Instagram post showed. The next step, if the Nets want to take the risk on the 6'8" power forward, would be a summer league and/or training camp invite.
Bennett is still only 23, but already is seen as one of the biggest draft busts ever. After a disappointing season with the Cavaliers, the team that drafted him, he was traded along with Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota for Kevin Love. The Timberwolves bought out his rookie contract at the end of last season. He signed with his hometown Toronto Raptors this season, only to be waived again, making him an unrestricted free agent.
There have been no reports of Bennett working out with other teams. His agent is Excel Management which is run by Jeff Schwartz, whose clients have included Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Mirza Teletovic and other Nets players.
Meanwhile, more details on what prospects are working out in anticipation of the June 23 NBA Draft. The Wichita Eagle reports that both members of the Wichita State backcourt -- Ron Baker and Fred Van Vleet -- have been in for workouts.
Both are projected as second round to undrafted.
Also, Isaiah Whitehead, the Brooklyn native and Seton Hall product, will get his workout sometime after June 15. The Nets interviewed him at the Pre-Draft Combine, but have not yet brought him in for a workout.