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.
Cleveland loses, and Anthony Bennett picks up another DNP-CD. Rival execs continue to be mystified at why Cavs don’t demote him.
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) January 27, 2014
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.