HoopsHype Anthony Bennett rumors

November 5, 2013 Updates

Brown on the advice he gave to struggling rookie Anthony Bennett: ''Go out there, have fun, be the animal that you were in college. … Be yourself. Just attack. If you're open from 3, shoot with confidence. You'll be fine. Be the man that you were last year.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Bennett admitted the NBA is a huge adjustment from where he has been. When I asked him what has been the biggest adjustment, he said everything. “This is a huge transition from college to pros,” he said. “I have to get familiar with my teammates, the pace of the game, the coaching staff … everything.” Akron Beacon Journal

October 22, 2013 Updates

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, dominated the rookie categories. 80% of GMs picked him to win Rookie of the Year, while 40% said he will be the best player of this draft class in five years. Charlotte Bobcats center Cody Zeller, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett, Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore and Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk also finished in the top five in the latter question. USA Today Sports

October 18, 2013 Updates

Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett, the top pick in this year's NBA draft, has asthma and sleep apnea. Cleveland coach Mike Brown revealed Bennett's conditions Thursday night before the Cavs hosted the Detroit Pistons in an exhibition game. Bennett's asthma was not widely known and obviously did not prevent the Cavs from taking the former UNLV star in June's draft. Bradenton.com

October 11, 2013 Updates

Bennett had a rough exhibition debut, but managed to pair his 2-for-12 shooting performance with 10 rebounds. The 6-8 power forward still is adjusting to playing significant minutes for the first time since off-season shoulder surgery. The biggest adjustment, he said, is getting back his conditioning. Although he said he's at his 240-pound playing weight, the Cavaliers would like to see him slimmer in order to be more aggressive. Asked what was the most difficult part of adjusting to the NBA, Bennett's answer explained the extra practice. "The conditioning," Bennett said. "I've been working on it, I'm trying to play longer periods of time in games. Whenever Coach puts me out there I want to go out and play hard, but I'm still trying to improve on that. I'm just taking it day by day." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 9, 2013 Updates

Anthony Bennett has struggled mightily in both the Wine & Gold game and Tuesday’s preseason opener. He looks … rattled. He missed all three of his 3-pointers Saturday and badly clanked his first attempt Tuesday off the side of the backboard. Then after he was woefully short on a free throw attempt, C.J. Miles stepped into the lane and tried calming him down. Bennett finished with seven points and an impressive 10 rebounds in 23 minutes, but he shot just 2 of 12 and struggled defensively. Brown made it clear Bennett’s defensive lapses were a big reason why he had to cut through so many timeouts. Akron Beacon Journal

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Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft last June, has signed a three-year $16.7 million contract with the Cavaliers, meaning all three of the team's draft choices have signed their deals. Bennett, a 6-8, 240-pound power forward from UNLV who has been recovering from shoulder surgery, will make $5,324,280 this season, $5,563,920 next season and $5,803,560 in 2015-16. Cleveland Plain Dealer

August 19, 2013 Updates

What happens between now and training camp? How’s your shoulder doing? Anthony Bennett: It’s getting better along the way. I’m not sure when I can play. I’m not trying to give no deadlines or anything, but it’s coming along pretty well. I’m just doing rehab, trying to strengthen it just so everybody can feel more comfortable when I’m out there playing. Hopefully, at the end of this month [I can play], but you never know. ESPN.com

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