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Anthony Bennett, 2013’s top overall pick, waived by his third team in 16 months
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Anthony Bennett, 2013’s top overall pick, waived by his third team in 16 months

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Anthony Bennett has the NBA version of this story – now that he’s been cut by a team that has no vested interest in doing anything beyond showcasing professionalism – finally wrung itself out? Has Anthony Bennett played his final NBA game, just three and a half years after serving as the league’s No. 1 overall draft pick?

The Vertical reported on Monday that the Brooklyn Nets had cut Bennett in favor of veteran former Mavericks forward Quincy Acy, who was cut by a 2-9 team earlier this year. The Nets acted as the third team to waive Anthony in the last 16 months, with the Timberwolves and Raptors already having given up on the 23-year old. The UNLV product boasts career averages of just 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.6 minutes a contest, spread out over 151 NBA games.

He stands a chance to go down as the worst NBA top overall pick in post-shot clock history, because even Dick Garmaker made it six years.

How did this go so poorly for the 6-8 forward?

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