There are busts, players who got hurt, players who never realized their potential, players with drug issues, family issues, drug & weight issues (I'm looking at you Jamarcus Russell) but when it comes to absolute futility my Cleveland Cavaliers Anthony Bennett stands alone. It certainly appears that the Cavs GM Chris Grant has massively whiffed on his controversial selection.
Granted we are a mere 12 games into the season but ask yourself if you've ever seen anything quite like this before from any NBA player, much less the #1 pick in the draft:
5 for 37 from the floor (that's 13.5%)
1 for 13 from three (that's 8% - you keep firing Anthony)
And 2 for 4 from the free throw line (yippie.....50%)
And the topper is the Cavs found out after the selected him that he suffers from both sleep apnea and asthma making it difficult for him to stay on the court for more than five minutes at a time. Unhappy Cavs coach Mike Brown also added "he likes to stay out late" which certainly isn't helping his cause either.
Last night Bennett entered the game and the first time he touched the ball he immediately air-balled a three pointer. The Cavs are now talking about sending him down to the D-League which would be the first time that I can recall that the #1 pick in the draft couldn't even stay on the team's active roster for his first year.
Worst #1 pick ever? I nominate Anthony Bennett and like they say around here OIC (Only In Cleveland). Can you think of anyone worse?