Anthony Bennett has operation to cure sleep apnea

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers-Press Conference

Anthony Bennett Box Out

Last season’s No. 1 pick had another surgery. But fear not Cavs fans, as Anthony Bennett, who missed last summer following an operation on his shoulder, had his tonsils and adenoids removed to help improve his sleep apnea.

The Cavaliers announced that Bennett underwent successful tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. It wasn’t required, or by any means emergency, but one of those operations that has had consierable positive impacts on those who have had the procedure done. Recent studies have shown how sleep impacts professional athletes, so following a rookie season that left a lot to be desired, it would make sense for Bennett to do what he can do ensure his body is in the best physical condition possible.

The team anticipates that Bennett will be fully recovered by July 11 when the team is set to take on the Las Vegas Summer League. Bennett averaged just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 52 games during his rookie campaign, but it’s tough to envision a scenario where he (having the ability to stretch the floor) is not a part of the future plans as Cavs GM David Griffin continues to discuss the importance of spacing and versatility.1

(Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Footnotes:

  1. This, of course, is pure speculation. Bennett was a Mike Brown/Chris Grant guy after all… []
  • boomhauertjs

    Not gastro bypass?

  • Pat Leonard

    Considering how bummed-out AB sounded on Twitter, this sounds like a win.

  • mgbode

    man, Bennett’s rookie year might have been the 2nd most frustrating thing about this past season (the 1st obviously being Kyrie’s regression).

    If Kyrie can take the next step AND Bennett can go into Grandmama mode like he did in college, then this will be a fun team to watch. Hopefully, this procedure helps.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wizards-insider/files/2013/06/bennett627.jpg

  • RGB

    Watching him play cured my sleep apnea.

  • The_Real_Shamrock
  • Pat Leonard

    Those arms are so long.

  • mgbode

    I’m telling you, I would make him watch his UNLV games for hours on end leading up to the summer league. Tell him, I want to see THAT player again. Where did he go? and just unleash him.

  • saggy
  • Horace

    Unfortunately, he wasn’t all that good at UNLV, statistically. If we can get 10/10 on 45% shooting w/ average defense from him at some point in the next few years, then let’s consider that a success.