Former top pick Bennett released in Turkey

Anthony Bennett became the first No. 1 overall NBA draft pick to play in the D-League.

Anthony Bennett is out with Turkish club Fenerbahce after just seven games in the BSL, as the team has decided to replace him with former NBA big man Pero Antic.

Bennett was selected by the Cavaliers with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2013. He still has yet to find his niche in pro basketball after bouncing around the NBA.

Bennett is a 6-foot-8 forward and averaged 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in Turkey. ‘

Also, according to EuroHoops.net: “So far Bennett has also played in nine EuroLeague games, averaging 1.3 points and making a very small contribution to the Turkish team, which will be the host of the EuroLeague Final Four.”

Bennett also spent time with Minnesota, Toronto, and Brooklyn, as well as some time in the D-League — making him the first No. 1 overall draft pick to have done so.

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