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Bennett: 'I couldn't shoot for two months'

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07:28 AM ET 12.05 | In the eight games he's played since Nov. 16, No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett has managed to score a field goal four times, but three of those times have come in consecutive games -- but his transition to the NBA has not been smooth. "[The biggest surprise is] everybody can play. They're all great players, that's why they're in this league. It's hard [competing against players at this level]. You have to bring it every day. When you're away from the game you just have to work hard, work on your game a lot more to separate yourself. My shot consistency, that's my major thing I need to work on right now. Especially coming off [rotator cuff] surgery. I couldn't shoot for two months, three months. I'm just trying to get back into a rhythm."

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December 5, 2013  07:29 AM ET

BUST!!!!!

December 5, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Absolute bust! why did Cleveland take the risk of drafting this guy when they could have played it safe with Olidipo. Victor starting and waiters coming off the bench would of been nice to see. It would probably have work too since waiters was effective coming off the bench when in Syracuse

December 5, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Being a first round draft pick means nothing.........







Plenty of first rounders are out of the NBA....




Plenty are broke..........




Some are homeless.................





Case in point.............




Chris Washburn............

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December 5, 2013  08:44 AM ET

With the internet and all of these scouts around, I can't understand how the Cavs picked this guy. That's why we shouldn't be too fast in saying that next year's draft will be better or close to the 2003 draft. We've seen many bust draft picks since 2003.

December 5, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Better Save Your Money, Bro.

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December 5, 2013  08:57 AM ET

This guy is a bust and an idiot.....

December 5, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This guy is a bust and an idiot.....

Yep.

December 5, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Too early to call this guy a bust.

I know. Could be a bust base on his skills. I don't see anything amazing from this guy.

December 5, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

With the internet and all of these scouts around, I can't understand how the Cavs picked this guy. That's why we shouldn't be too fast in saying that next year's draft will be better or close to the 2003 draft. We've seen many bust draft picks since 2003.

Bennett was a bit of a shock at #1. The top 5 picks next season are possible franchise guys. Bennett was never thought to be a franchise player.

Dumb Cavs management.

December 5, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yep.

Just his quote...

"[The biggest surprise is] everybody can play."

Hell i knew that never playing one second in the NBA....If it took him to get there to realize that he needs to join Royce White on a bus traveling And1 team.

December 5, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Just his quote..."[The biggest surprise is] everybody can play."Hell i knew that never playing one second in the NBA....If it took him to get there to realize that he needs to join Royce White on a bus traveling And1 team.

Exactly. It's the freakin' NBA, not Canada or MWC!!!

December 5, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Send him to the D-League for a few weeks to a month. He's young, he needs playing time. A lot of it.

December 5, 2013  09:08 AM ET

In that photo he has a strong resemblance to Eddy Curry - Post several swings through the China Buffet plan.....

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December 5, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

This is FN and it's hard to know who is serious and who is just yanking the Cavs fans tail feathers, lol.

Honestly.. Im being serious...

December 5, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Bennett was a bit of a shock at #1. The top 5 picks next season are possible franchise guys. Bennett was never thought to be a franchise player.Dumb Cavs management.

Once this kid is healthy you'll be eating your words. The kid had shoulder surgery in the offseason and has problems with his other shoulder. He'll turn the corner and everyone will see exactly why he was the No.1 pick this year.

December 5, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

In that photo he has a strong resemblance to Eddy Curry - Post several swings through the China Buffet plan.....

LOL.

 
December 5, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Once this kid is healthy you'll be eating your words. The kid had shoulder surgery in the offseason and has problems with his other shoulder. He'll turn the corner and everyone will see exactly why he was the No.1 pick this year.

Or he will end up having a Kwame brown type career....

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