Suns waive former top pick Bennett, Jok

Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett has been waived by the Suns.

The Phoenix Suns have waived Anthony Bennett and Peter Jok, the team announced in a press release.

Bennett is a 6-foot-9 power forward and was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves (along with Andrew Wiggins) as part of the Kevin Love deal the following summer.

Bennett has also played for the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets, and has struggled to find a role in pro basketball. He will forever hold the distinction of being the first No. 1 overall pick to play in the NBA G League.

Bennett, 24, carries career NBA averages of 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds.

Jok went undrafted out of the Iowa. He reportedly chose the Suns over three other suitors.

He averaged 19.9 points and 5.5 rebounds last season with the Hawkeyes.

Neither Bennett nor Jok appeared in any of the Suns’ three preseason games. The roster now stands at 18.

2 Comments on "Suns waive former top pick Bennett, Jok"

  1. Robert Bradley | October 12, 2017 at 12:59 am |

    They’re both likely headed to the Suns’ G-League team.

    • Anthony Bennett in the G League. I think he’s passed LaRue Martin in the Worst No. 1 Overall Pick category.

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