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Position: Power Forward
Height and Weight: 6'8", 240 pounds, 7'1" wingspan
25.2 MPG, 9.9 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 1.0 APG, 34.7% 3PT
Anthony Bennett possesses elite physical gifts and a budding skill set as an offensive player. For that reason, it's easy to believe that Bennett will make a rapid transition to the next level.
As most rookie big men do, however, Bennett could struggle to see consistent playing time as a first-year player.
According to Chad Ford of ESPN Insider, Bennett recently underwent surgery on the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. In turn, Bennett has been ruled out for the next four months.
This will rule Bennett out of any pre-draft workouts and could impact his drat stock, as well as his quality of play early in the season.
Bennet stands at 6'8" and 240 pounds with a 7'1" wingspan and explosive leaping ability, which suggests teams will still take a chance on him. Bennett can also take it outside, stroking it from beyond the arc and thus creating the belief that he can play a role as a stretch 4.
The truth of the matter is, Bennett is at his best while playing down low and would be wise to use his jump shooting as a complementary tool.
The issue, as is the case with most young players, is that Bennett often focuses too much on his jump shooting. That will be an issue early on, but Bennett should find his groove later in the season.
Bennett should tally his fair share of double-doubles, but inconsistent playing time will hinder his overall averages.