Anthony Bennett To Undergo Knee Surgery

According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston ChronicleRockets forward Anthony Bennett will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his sore left knee that is expected to prevent him from earning a roster spot during training camp this month.

It’s an unfortunate turn of events for the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, who had been hoping for a successful NBA comeback after spending the past two seasons in the G League following a disappointing start to his professional career.

Last season, Bennett averaged 12.2 points on 54.6 percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds in 20.9 minutes per game with the Clippers’ G League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario.

Bobby Marks of ESPN adds that Bennett’s non-guaranteed contract has an Exhibit 9 provision in it that protects Houston in case of an injury. As such, the Rockets will only be on the hook for $6K after Bennett is waived.
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5 thoughts on “Anthony Bennett To Undergo Knee Surgery

  1. Theone23

    Ahh poor guy. Bounce back strong Anthony, this isn’t the last we’ve heard from you!

  2. harden-westbrook-mvps

    He had almost no chance of making the team anyway, he will get an easy $6K for his time. Maybe he can still play in the G-League.

    • IslandFlava

      He is too good for the G-League, I mean guys play the whole season for $35K… any good player would go to Spain, China or many other countries that would pay them close to a $1MM for the season, G-League is full of scrubs not good enough for playing overseas, Bennett ain’t that bad.

      • Bennet aint that bad..?? R u sure..? He played for fenerbache and only made 1.2 ppg.g league is fit for him.

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