Former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett: 'I just want to play basketball'

Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett is expected to be officially dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves as early as Saturday in a trade for Kevin Love, but Bennett isn't concerned about where he plays next season. 

“I’m just a young man that’s ready to work,” he said. “Wherever I end up, it doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to play basketball.”

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The No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Bennett will be joined in the move to Minnesota by 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins. Bennett said he and Wiggins have "going been back and forth a lot" and that there's not much the two can do in their situation. 

Bennett also had some advice for the 19-year-old Wiggins, saying he told him to work hard and "try not to listen to everybody."

"You can have one bad game, you can have one real good game. But you know, it’s just a long season full of ups and downs,” Bennett said.

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- Molly Geary

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