Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and he was recently cut by the Brooklyn Nets.
Bennett, a forward who went to college at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) , was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a part of the Kevin Love trade. He was the consensus No. 1 pick coming out of college, with SB Nation’s scouting report saying he had the ceiling of Larry Johnson and the floor of Michael Beasley.
But Bennett has crashed through that floor and ended up in the basement. The Timberwolves waived him after one season, and he signed with the Toronto Raptors, who also waived him.
Bennett averaged 5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game this season in 11.5 minutes with the Nets — who happen to be the worst team in the NBA at 8-28. After four seasons with four different teams, Bennett may have solidified himself as the biggest draft bust of all time.
For his career, Bennett has averaged 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game on 39.2 percent shooting. Bennett’s stats are even worse than other “busts,” including Andrea Bargnani, Kwame Brown and Michael Olowokandi. The 2013 draft class was one of the weakest in recent NBA history, and Bennett’s lack of success in the league encapsulates the lack of talent in that class.
(h/t Bleacher Report)