The Minnesota Timberwolves have placed Anthony Bennett on waivers. If he clears waivers, Minnesota will buyout the remainder of his contract for $3.65 million. The 22-year-old Canadian player was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 NBA Draft. A shoulder injury stifled his rookie season with the Cavs and Bennett was found underwhelming with averages of 4.2 ppg and 3.0 rpg in 52 games. The Timberwolves are set at the power forward position, having selected Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in this year’s Draft.
At 22 years of age, Bennett’s pro career is still salvageable. Two teams that have the cap space to accommodate him, the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers, might be interested to claim off waivers. If claimed, Anthony will stand to earn $5.8 million of his contract. If he clears waivers, Bennett will likely have to sign for the minimum salary of $947,000.