Suns Waive Anthony Bennett, Peter Jok

The Suns have requested waivers on veteran forward Anthony Bennett and rookie swingman Peter Jok, the team announced today in a press release.

Bennett and Jok joined the Suns for training camp and the preseason, but neither player appeared in any of the club’s preseason contests. They’ll become unrestricted free agents if and when they clear waivers on Friday.

Jok appears to be a good candidate to join Phoenix’s G League team, the Northern Arizona Suns, as an affiliate player, though it’s not clear what the next move will be for Bennett. The former first overall pick has spent time with the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, Raptors, and Nets since entering the league in 2013, but seems unlikely to begin the 2017/18 season on an NBA roster.

Phoenix now has 18 players under contract, including 14 on guaranteed deals and two on two-way contracts.

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2 thoughts on “Suns Waive Anthony Bennett, Peter Jok

    • mcdusty31

      It’s not as easy as it might sound to us non-professional athletes. For instance, in my situation, it’s getting harder and harder to thrive in Southern California so I’ve explored relocating to another state. However there are many things that are holding me back, mostly family related. These guys are professional athletes but at the end of the day they’re just like us and have roots in place and it’s not always a no brainer to just pack up and head out of the country. That being said, I agree that if he intends on making some money in the game of basketball it looks like Europe is definitely an option he needs to start exploring deeper.

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