Dec 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Anthony Bennett reacts during a game against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. The Warriors won 108-104. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Executives confused why Cleveland Cavaliers won't send Anthony Bennett to D-League

The NBA season is almost at the halfway point and players that were drafted this summer are starting to come into their own. Not everyone is becoming a star, but the majority of the league is managing to do a lot better than No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett.

While the Cleveland Cavaliers had executives sympathize with them this past week, saying that no one saw the troubles Bennett is having coming, that still doesn’t mean they aren’t confused by the Cavs. According to Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated, many NBA executives are confused as to why the Cavaliers won’t just send Bennett down tot he D-League.

For some reasons, the Cavaliers have refused to demote Bennett to the D-League to gain some needed experience. He wouldn’t be the only first-round rookie to be sent to the D-League and give his struggles it would hardly be an insult. What’s more insulting seems to be allowing him to sit on the bench and not develop, something that is now entirely on the Cavaliers as an organization.


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  • Jamie Wilson

    the only reason I can think of not sending Bennett to the D-League is that he is really that bad. The Cav’s just do not want to expose Bennett and the organization to more second guessers when Bennett flops in Canton

    • heisenburg

      This is 100% the reason and it’s been evident for months now. The guy can’t even finish a dunk for gods sake. The front office is trying to save face.

  • AsILayDyingFan

    The article says that no one saw this coming. As a UNLV basketball fan, it was obvious that he wasn’t ready for the NBA. Bennett would disappear in games against good teams, he hardly played defense, and he was a one man team at times to the detriment of everyone on the floor for the Rebels. Personally, I questioned his fitness level and he seemed to look like he was carrying more weight than he should. The guy needed to spend another year in college. Financially I guess it worked out, but hard to believe that it is going to help him professionally in the league.

  • Shaleane Marie

    the last paragraph