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NETS SIGN ANTHONY BENNETT TO TWO YEAR DEAL

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Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets and Anthony Bennett have reached an agreement that will bring Bennett to Brooklyn   Mike Scotto broke the news in a series of tweets Thursday morning

Shams Charania of Yahoo! confirmed the report...

This of course, comes as no surprise. The Nets' interest in the 6'8" forward has been apparent since the off-season began.  Three days ago, Scotto reported...

"We have been excited to watch Anthony's progress this summer with his national team, and look forward to the opportunity of having Kenny and his staff work with him to continue his development," said Sean Marks.

The Nets worked Bennett out for two days at a vets' mini-camp in May and he did well, according to various reports. Scotto, Ian Begley and Mike Mazzeo have all reported on a level of Nets interest. As Mazzeo tweeted Thursday...

Along with the Nets, Bennett also worked out for the Knicks this summer. However, while Atkinson had a workout with the Knicks, he spent three weeks at the HSS Training Center, training with the Nets until he joined Team Canadain mid-June.  He will be the 14th player on the Nets roster. Randy Foye will be the 15th.

Bennett, 23, 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.

He'll be the fourth power forward in the lineup with the others being Trevor Booker, Chris McCullough and Luis Scola.