Coming into the 2013 NBA Draft, there were a handful of players who could have been selected with the first overall pick. Anthony Bennett was not one of them.
Sure, Bennett was assuredly a top five pick but to go number one? That seemed a bit outlandish, but it was a move the Cleveland Cavaliers decided upon.
Now over a quarter through the NBA season, Bennett has played absolutely abysmal basketball, averaging just 2.4 points and 2 rebounds on 27% shooting per game.
Nobody expected the transition to the NBA to be easy, but I don’t think many expected it to be this bad either – especially Bennett who says he’s ‘still clueless about this whole thing‘:
“I’m still clueless about this whole thing,” Bennett said. “I’m still trying to learn a lot. I can still learn from my teammates, from the coaching staff, watching film. I just feel like this whole league is all about learning, just going out and playing.”
While I applaud Bennett’s honesty, I’m not sure that’s the type of thing you want to be hearing from a player who you selected first overall.