Brad Stevens is keeping an eye on Anthony Bennett
After the Boston Celtics’ G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, traded for the 2013 No. 1 overall pick in Anthony Bennett earlier this week, head coach Brad Stevens stated that he is going to keep a close eye on the 24-year-old power forward drafted out of UNLV.
According to a recent article published by Greg Cassoli of USA TODAY Sports, Bennett’s arrival to the Celtics’ organization has piqued the interest of coach Stevens.
“I think the biggest thing is that it’s a great opportunity for the player, first and foremost,” Stevens said of Bennett. “We all know that the G-League is being evaluated every day by every team’s scouts. So regardless for your organization or for the other 29, it’s a good thing for the player.”
Bennett, who was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers as their lottery pick, has not had a very good NBA career so far and was previously with the Northern Arizona Suns in the G League until the Red Claws acquired him.
In four seasons in the NBA, Anthony Bennett has played for four different NBA teams, namely the Cavs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, and the Brooklyn Nets. Over the span of 151 games, Bennett averaged just 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in roughly 12.6 minutes of action per contest.