NBA rumors: Anthony Bennett to Brooklyn?

Michael Scotto: Sources: Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and the Brooklyn Nets are nearing an agreement. Talks are in advanced stages at this time

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Michael Scotto: Sources: Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and the Nets have mutual interest. He's played for Canada in FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
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Adam Zagoria: Former overall No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett is at Nets free agent mini-camp, source confirms to @SNYtv. Chinese food hater @Ian Begley had 1st
It came as little surprise that team sources say Anthony Bennett, perhaps knowing his career was hanging in the balance, sought advice from Luis Scola a couple of weeks ago. Scola dispenses wisdom. “I try to tell young guys all the time, what you want, somebody has,” he said. “It’s not there for you to take, it’s not empty, it’s not vacant. Somebody has it and somebody is protecting it. You have to think about it like somebody holding it physically grabbing it and holding it and you’ve got to go and take it from his hands.”
The other young players at the end of the Raptors’ rotation have similarly struggled for playing time, but share one common thread: They have attacked assignments to the franchise’s D-League team, Raptors 905, with vigour, universally putting up the kind of numbers that stand as proof that they’ve been working to stay fit, ready and improve their games. Bennett? He didn’t volunteer to take the drive to Mississauga until Dec. 20, after playing just five minutes in the Raptors’ previous 19 games. Overall he shot just 33.9 per cent from the floor in six D-League games and twice left a game early with a sore back.
Josh Lewenberg: Masai Ujiri said Anthony Bennett was put in a tough situation with little PT avail on winning team, took responsibility, hopes he gets another opportunity. Masai: "It's not anything (Bennett) did wrong and I probably put him in a tough situation. I feel he needs to be somewhere he can play."
"All that stuff is behind him," Casey insisted. "He's got a clean slate. The financial part of it is not involved right now. It's an incentive for him now to play to get that next contract or whatever. But again, playing basketball, just forget everything else, clean slate, start from scratch and go from there."
Anthony Bennett: There's No Place Like Home @raptors #WeTheNorth http://instagram.com/p/8JZoMbqVYk/
Jeff Goodman: Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett is expected to clear waivers and sign with Toronto, source close to situation told ESPN.
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