Bennett agreed to a two-year contract with the Nets Thursday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. This will be the former No. 1 overall pick's fourth team in three seasons in the NBA, as he continues to fail to live up to the expectations placed on him. He's averaged just 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds over 12.8 minutes per game in those three seasons while never really finding a role on a team. The Nets, however, have a frontcourt filled with young, unproven talent, which could give Bennett at least an opportunity to see the floor, especially with the league putting out smaller lineups. The contract is for the minimum salary with only the first year guaranteed.
Bennett is reportedly being waived by the Raptors, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports. The former number one overall pick is being waived by the Raptors in order to make room for the signing of Jason Thompson. Bennett averaged 1.5 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.3 steals in four minutes per game through 19 games for the Raptors during 2015-16.
Bennett has appeared in two games for Toronto throughout February and has averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per contest. On the season, Bennett has been declared inactive for 11 total games, and had been benched for another 26. To say the least, Bennett is buried on the depth chart and nothing suggests he will see meaningful action any time soon.
Bennett was recalled from Raptors 905 of the NBA's D-League on Saturday. Bennett has appeared in just 13 of the Raptors' 47 contests this season, logging a minimal 4.9 minutes per outing during those showings. Meanwhile, in six D-League contests, he's averaging 9.2 points (on 34 percent shooting), 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal, 0.7 assists, and 0.7 blocks in 18 minutes.
Bennett was recalled from the D-League on Tuesday. The former No. 1 overall pick has played sparingly in parts of 10 games for the Raptors this season, and he's struggled in four D-League appearances, averaging just 11.0 points and 3.3 rebounds on 31.2 percent shooting. The 22-year-old is unlikely to make an impact at the NBA level any time soon.
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