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Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and the procedure will keep him from making the Houston Rockets’ final roster, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Bennett worked on his game over the summer to extend his range and become a more reliable 3-point shooter. The hope was that he could rediscover his career alongside the likes of James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the Rockets.
The knee procedure will prevent that from happening.
Bennett, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in 2013. After one season, he became part of the trade that delivered Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Cavs.
Along with the Cavs and Timberwolves, the 6-foot-8 Bennett has spent time with the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.
The 6-foot-8 forward also became the first No. 1 overall pick to play in the G League. He still holds that distinction.