The Minnesota Timberwolves are “progressing on” buying out forward Anthony Bennett’s contract, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Minnesota acquired Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft, prior to last season in the trade that sent Kevin Love to the Cavaliers. He played in 57 games in his first season with the T-Wolves (his second in the NBA), averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Bennett, 22, is a native of Toronto and played one year of college ball at UNLV.
If Bennett’s contract is bought out and he clears waivers, he would be an unrestricted free agent.
Bennett would be the first #1 pick not to make it to his 4th year on his rookie contract and the highest pick since Hasheem Thabeet.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) September 21, 2015
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