Anthony Bennett spent two days working out with the Nets at the end of May and did very well, according to all reports. Now, the former overall No. 1 pick is waiting for an NBA team to make him an offer. Could the Nets be that team?
Mike Mazzeo hints that he could be in the Brooklyn picture...
Anthony Bennett worked out for the #Nets at a veteran mini camp in the spring, has gotten in better shape and is someone to keep an eye on.— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) July 1, 2016
A member of Team Canada, Bennett is currently in Manila, awaiting the start of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Last week, he positively murdered an Italian player with a monster dunk.
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. Since being waived, Bennett has changed his body, losing body fat and firming up.
With Bennett overseas and the Nets still trying to sign top-flight free agents, no decision is likely to be imminent, but it's important to note that there's only one power forward on the Nets roster: 21-year-old Chris McCullough.