Anthony Bennett signs non-guaranteed contract with Phoenix


Anthony Bennett

Bennett, who was the top overall pick in the 2013 Draft, signed a non-guaranteed deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to The Vertical.

Bennett was last seen playing for Fenerbache of the Turkish Super Basketball League.

In his career, Bennett has played 151 games, averaging 4.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.2 blocks.

The Toronto native was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 Draft, making him the first Canadian to go first overall in the draft. Against Memphis in his senior season, Jok scored a career-high 42 points, the most scored by an Iowa player in 40 years as he made a career-high eight three-pointers in the contest.

Widely viewed as the worst No. 1 overall pick in National Basketball Association history, Bennett averaged just 4.2 points and three rebounds over 12.8 minutes per contest during his rookie campaign, making just 35.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, 24.5 percent of his long-distance tries and 63.8 percent of his foul shots.

Following his rookie campaign, Bennett was part of the trade that sent former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love to Cleveland.

Bennett lasted just one year in Minnesota, tallying 5.2 points and 3.8 boards across 15.7 minutes per game.

Bennett played in 23 games previous year for the Brooklyn Nets before heading over to Europe to play for Fenerbache of the Turkish League.

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