Celtics’ NBA G League Team Acquires Former No. 1 Pick Anthony Bennett

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Maine Red Claws forward Anthony Bennett

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Remember Anthony Bennett? You know, the guy who the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted No. 1 overall in the 2013 NBA Draft?

Well, he’s headed to New England.

The Maine Red Claws, the Boston Celtics’ NBA G League affiliate, announced Thursday they had acquired Bennett from the Northern Arizona Suns, the Phoenix Suns’ affiliate. Here are the details of the trade:

Bennett, of course, is one of the most colossal busts in NBA history. Still just 24 years old, the UNLV product has played for the Cavs, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Toronto Raptors and the Brooklyn Nets. The Toronto native has averaged 4.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game over his four-year career.

Now, just because Bennett plays for the Celtics’ G League squad doesn’t mean he’s controlled by the Celtics. Like the majority of G League players, Bennett is available for any NBA team to sign/”call up.” So, by NBA standards, Bennett is a free agent.

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