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SportsAnthony Bennett gets one more NBA chance. Why ridicule him for it?

20:50  15 july  2019
20:50  15 july  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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While initially receiving interest from many teams, Bennett narrowed down his college choices to Oregon and UNLV. After making it to the NCAA tournament, UNLV lost in the second round to California. In July 2014, Bennett joined the Cavaliers for the 2014 NBA Summer League where he averaged " Anthony Bennett : Canadian star's character helped get him drafted No. 1 ". TheStar.com.

Anthony Bennett will get another chance in the NBA with the Rockets, and he may finally have the skills to deliver. In his 151 career NBA games, Bennett was largely a liability on both ends of the court, and never lived up to the hype as a projected explosive scorer.

Anthony Bennett gets one more NBA chance. Why ridicule him for it?© Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Bennett gets one more shot and good for him

How about a few Little Things That Should Be Bigger Things to get the week underway?

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The reaction to the news at the start of the weekend that Anthony Bennett is on the verge of signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Houston Rockets kind of caught me by surprise.

Mostly because it was so negative – at least most of the notes/comments/e-mails I got were – and that strikes me as both unfair and a bit too mocking.

What’s Bennett ever done to anyone here? Why do people get worked up that a guy who just seems to be taking another shot at finding an NBA home and who is, by all accounts and all my personal interaction with him, a good enough guy?

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Anthony Bennett will get another chance to make it in the NBA , this time with the Rockets. Here are more details about the Anthony Bennett Rockets situation including his G League stats and Bennett spent his past three seasons playing basketball with the G League’s Agua Caliente Clippers.

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Seems petty and a bit boorish and really uncalled for.

Look, I get that Bennett didn’t pan out as an NBAer to this point and he might not thrive even with this chance with the Rockets. And it certainly didn’t work here with the Raptors (this story when he was released was one I thought worked out very well) but I still contend he got horrid advice to come play at home and shouldn’t have taken it in the first place.

But why rip or ridicule a guy who’s taking another shot that’s being given to him as he tries to pursue his livelihood at the highest possible rung on the ladder.

Like I said, I have no idea if he’ll make it but I hope he does. And I am impressed that he’s still fighting after all these years to figure it out.

I will say this: Last season, when I was out in Los Angeles at a Clippers shootaround to do a piece on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, I ran into Dee Brown at the team’s practice facility.

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It ’s quite possible that Anthony Bennett , waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, will go Oladipo has been a solid, improving player for his first two NBA seasons while Bennett has been Cleveland would have gotten more value by picking Oladipo instead, but it wouldn’t have changed

Anthony Bennett , the No. 1 overall draft choice by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013, admits it has been a struggle to keep his NBA hopes alive in the Clippers coaches and executives have been surprised with his work ethic — a red flag that had gotten attached to him early in his NBA career.

Dee’s a only friend and we were chatting and he told me that Bennett was playing with the Agua Caliente Clippers of the G League, of which Dee was the general manager.

He swore to me that “we’re gonna get AB back in NBA, believe me on that.”

Of course I was dubious just as I am dubious about Bennett’s chances of sticking with the Rockets but I admire Bennett for keeping is dream alive.

You should, too.

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I have zero, none, zip, nada knowledge of cricket but I do love good defence in “ball” games and the play that finished the World Cup win for England in a “Super Over” was something else, I’d say.

I wonder what the reaction was in the stands because I was at Lords, the hallowed grounds, to cover archery during the 2012 London Olympics and it is truly a breathtaking place.

But I recall it being quite, um, proper and the jacketed stewards who were patrolling the inner sanctums watched with eagle guys that us interlopers didn’t act up and they were stationed to make it impossible for wayward scribe to walk down hallways he or she were not allowed near.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Anthony Bennett to discusses his offseason, untapped potential, the criticism he's Anthony Bennett has had one of the strangest starts to an NBA career imaginable. And after Thompson returns, the Warriors can either trade him for a more appropriate player or keep him

But as a sports facility? Jaw-dropping in its scope.

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What kind of wonderful idea is this?

Vending machine pizza that apparently isn’t entirely tasteless?

What will they think of next?

I’ve never had any, and I can’t imagine I’ll ever be in a place where it’s sold but it does strike me as a solid late-night food alternative if, say, you’re leaving a saloon and have the munchies.

I know the automated world is growing day by day and machines dispense everything now and when I came across that story, it reminded me of covering the Olympics in Beijing back in the day – or maybe it was Nagano, the memory is cloudy – and coming across vending machines on the streets that would sell you a cold can of beer.

How in the world this provincial government, with two main goals seemingly of ripping apart the social fabric and promoting the drinking of beer everywhere, doesn’t have beer-machines right next to the pizza machine astounds me.

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So I see Kyle Lowry’s out living his best life and knocking golf balls around and that strikes me as a pretty good way to spend a summer, now that you mention it.

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Anthony bennett was a star in college and high school but his career began to spiral downwards after he was picked with the number 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Anthony bennett has played for the cavaliers, timberwolves, raptors and nets in the nba and is also the only number 1 pick to ever

It also leads me to believe that his thumb’s doing better and that’s got to be good news. That or else he’s waiting until after the USA Basketball camp early next month to get it looked at.

Either way, after the year he had, a bit of fun and playing golf a lot would a nice reward.

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I read or saw somewhere last night a column suggesting that it would be best that Marcus Stroman, who looked solid against the Yankees on Sunday, should have pitched his last game as a Blue Jay so the team can maximize what it gets for him in a trade and that makes all the sense in the world to me.

And for the sake of my pals Laura and Rosie and Zorro and Gregor, I hope the team feels the same way and gets its trading done sooner rather than later.

I don’t know how many times anyone can write “That might have been Stroman’s last start” or “that might have been Giles’s last appearance” or “that might have been Smoak’s last at-bat” stories.

But the limit would be, I bet, one or two.

Let the transactions begin.

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Rockets sign former first-overall pick Anthony Bennett.
The Houston Rockets have signed free agent forward Anthony Bennett the team announced Thursday. The post Rockets sign former first-overall pick Anthony Bennett appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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