Former No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett may be headed overseas after being waived by the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, league sources told Pro Basketball Digest.
Bennett was let go by arguably the league’s worst team after another season of mixed reviews. At 6-foot-8, he still seems somewhere between power forward and small forward, and not particularly refined at either position.
He was selected by the Cavaliers with the top pick in 2013 — a decision that played into then-general manager Chris Grant losing his job at midseason.
Bennett was a throw-in in the Cavs’ trade of Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love, a trade the defending champions clearly have won.
After that, Bennett played for and was released by Toronto, which just happens to be located in Bennett’s native country.
The Raptors and their fans acted overly excited when Bennett arrived — and seemed even more thrilled when he left.
Now, official contract offers will soon becoming from clubs in Israel, Italy, France and beyond.
Bennett is also said to be considering a move to the D-League, the idea being to sign a few 10-day contracts and give himself another shot at the NBA.
For now, though, he will be remembered as the No. 1 pick who couldn’t find a home at the game’s highest level — and a reminder that the wrong choice can cost people jobs.