Bennett is dealing with a low back strain and has been ruled out for Monday's preseason matchup against the Jazz, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
The exact severity remains unclear, so consider Bennett day-to-day moving forward. Bennett's next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, but tentatively consider him questionable for that contest.
Bennett agreed to a training camp contract with the Suns on Friday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
While the deal is non-guaranteed, it's still a noteworthy move given Bennett's pedigree as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. After failed stints with Cleveland, Minnesota, Toronto and Brooklyn, Bennett is likely running out of opportunities to stick in the NBA, and he'll now have to earn his way onto a roster. Still just 24 years old, Bennett holds career averages of 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He most recently played in Turkey, signing with a team in Istanbul this past January after being waived by the Nets.
Bennett will likely sign with Fenerbahce of the Turkish League, Sportando.com reports.
The former No. 1 overall pick will head to Istanbul after being waived by the Nets on Monday. The journeyman has traveled all across the NBA but may have finally exhausted his opportunities after posting a dismal 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the floor over his 23 appearances with the Nets. He'll now look to revitalize his career in the Turkish League at just 23 years old.
While Bennett's status as a former No. 1 overall pick makes this a little more newsworthy, the Nets' decision to waive him doesn't come as much of a surprise. Bennett had fallen out of the rotation over the last few weeks and was averaging only 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the floor over his 23 appearances on the season. The 23-year-old, who has spent time with the Cavaliers, Timberwolves, Raptors and Nets since being drafted in 2013, may have exhausted his NBA opportunities for the time being. The D-League or a foreign league could be in his future.
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