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Cavs' Anthony Bennett withdraws from Toronto pro-am tournament

By Eye on Basketball staff

Anthony Bennett is sitting out the rest of a Toronto pro-am tournament.
Anthony Bennett is sitting out the rest of a Toronto pro-am tournament. (USATSI)

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett left a pro-am game in Toronto after just a few minutes of action on Tuesday night.

After a strong summer league in Las Vegas, the 2013 No. 1 overall pick headed back home. Alongside fellow Canadians Tyler Ennis and Sim Bhullar, he represented CIA Bounce, their former AAU team, in the Drake-sponsored OVO Bounce tournament at Ryerson University. It kicked off on Monday, and Bennett played regular minutes. On the second day, however, he subbed out early in the first quarter and made his way to the corner of the gym.

Anthony Bennett gets stretched out.
Anthony Bennett gets stretched out.

Bennett spent the vast majority of the game in that corner, lying down, being stretched out and singing along to music. In the fourth quarter, he sat on the bench. He had left the bench by the time it went to overtime.

Recent reports have indicated that Bennett could be part of an eventual deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves involving Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins, who has also been in attendance -- but not playing -- for the first two days of OVO Bounce. If Bennett was pulled because of an imminent trade, it isn't one that the Cavs and Wolves have discussed in the past two weeks, a league source told CBSSports.com.

Two sources close to the situation told CBSSports.com that Bennett was not hurt, but he'd been advised to sit out for the rest of this week's tournament.

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