REPORT: Rockets’ Anthony Bennett to undergo knee surgery
Anthony Bennett is doing his best to shake off the “Bust” label hanging on his neck with his attempt to get into the Houston Rockets roster. However, it seems like his plans for an NBA comeback will have to take a backseat due to his latest injury.
Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle confirmed that Anthony Bennett will undergo an arthroscopic surgery on his sore left knee that has kept him out of the Rockets’ training camp so far. With the injury and surgery though, it will likely cost Bennett the chance to make it to the team’s final 15-man roster.
Bennett has not played an NBA game ever since playing for the Brooklyn Nets in the 2016-17 season. He spent the past two seasons in the G League, averaging 12.2 points and 4.5 rebounds with a 54 percent shooting clip with Agua Caliente last year.
This is disappointing progress for the former first overall pick, who has never stayed with one team for more than one season. He showcased his game in the USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals circuit in a bid to get his name out there.
While he may be without a team, for now, it’s not unlikely to see Bennett play in the NBA again. Should all his lucky stars align, there’s no reason why he wouldn’t suit up for the Rockets once more.