Anthony Bennett, the first overall selection of the 2013 NBA Draft, is one of several veteran free agents working out at the Brooklyn Nets' mini-camp this week, a source confirms to SNY.tv. The news of Bennett being expected to attend the mini-camp was first reported by Ian Begley of ESPN.
Bennett, a 6'8" power forward from UNLV, never panned out in the NBA.
In his rookie season, Bennett, who just turned 23 in March, averaged 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds for Cleveland. Then in July 2014, he was part of the trade that brought Kevin Love to Cleveland, and sent him and Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota. The power forward didn't perform that much better in Minnesota, averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Timberwolves before being bought out after the season ended.
Bennett received a third chance from his hometown Toronto Raptors, but was once again bought out after a mediocre season and multiple trips to the D-League.
Other than Bennett, there are several other free agents who, according to netsdaily.com, are rumored to attend the Nets' mini-camp:
- D.J. Newbill - 6'4" point guard out of Penn State, who's played in Turkey and France
- Will Cummings - 6'2" point guard out of Temple, who's played in Italy and the D-League
- Jarrid Famous - 6'11" power forward out of South Florida, who's played in the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, China, Lebanon, Bahrian, Venezuela, and for several D-League teams
- Victor Rudd - 6'9" power forward out of South Florida, who's played in Russia and the D-League
- Josh Magette - 6'1" point guard out of Alabama-Huntsville, who's played in Greece, Germany, and the D-League