Anthony Bennett isn’t being traded to Philadelphia after all

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Anthony Bennett

As we await the final few days of the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade saga, word coming out of Philadelphia is that Anthony Bennett isn’t being sent to the City of Brotherly Love after all.

As Wiggins, this year’s No. 1 pick, and Love continue to be the focal points of what will easily be this year’s (decade’s?) biggest trade in the NBA, it was believed that Bennett, last year’s No. 1 pick, would be sent to the 76ers for forward Thaddeus Young. Bennett was atrocious during his first year in the league, averaging a meager 4.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, on 35.6 percent shooting from the field, but has since lost weight and appeared to be vastly improved during the recent Las Vegas Summer League.

Multiple other reports have since followed Zgoda’s, corroborating reports that the former UNLV star is going to be sticking in Minnesota. If he were to stay with the Wolves as a part of the Love deal, he would be heading to a team without a real power forward.

“I’m just a young man just ready to work,” Bennett recently told the Toronto Sun. “Wherever I end up, doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to play the game of basketball.”

The proposed (and allegedly accepted) trade is expected to be announced on August 23.

 

  • Natedawg86

    Thanks…made it look like he was not leaving. Either way, I am getting me some love on Sat!

  • mgbode

    Minnesota fans never got enough of Derrick Williams, so they might as well get the newer version of him.

  • architrance

    Sounds like Minny is still trying to snag Young though, with a different trade package. Why would they not want a one year rental PF to block playing time from a #1 overall pick?

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Line starts behind the Rock!