Brooklyn Nets say goodbye to former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett
Dec 20, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Brooklyn Nets forward Anthony Bennett (13) rebounds against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Nets 116-104. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets decided enough was enough when they waived former No. 1 pick, Anthony Bennett. 

The Brooklyn Nets have waived Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft back in 2013.



Bennett played in 23 games for the Nets, his fourth team since entering the league through the Cleveland Cavaliers in four years ago. He averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game.

The 6-foot-8 forward spent one season with the Cavs before they traded him to Minnesota in the deal for Kevin Love. He was waived by the Timberwolves after a year and spent a season with the Raptors in his hometown of Toronto.

Could this be the final nail in the coffin for the former top pick? It sure seems that way after his fourth stop with a different club. If the Nets (8-28) don’t want you, it’s probably safe to say no one wants you.

The worst part, of course, is what Bennett could have been for the Cavs. He averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 53.3% from the field in his sole season at UNLV.

The move Monday leaves the Nets with 14 players on their roster.

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