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Bennett is probably the most polarizing prospect for me. I want to like him because of his offensive versatility and explosiveness but there are just too many red flags to get excited.
First of all, I see almost no difference between Anthony Bennett and Derrick Williams, who hasn't translated particularly well to the NBA.
Williams hasn't been in the best situation in Minnesota, but still, the similarities are there.
It's important to note that even though Williams played one more college season than Bennett, Bennett is older at the time of this draft than Williams was in 2011 because Bennet is old for his class. Their statistics and measurements are similar, and their styles are as well: Both are tweeners with powerful finishing abilities and good range. Bennett may be more athletic, but Williams was taller.
Bennett is labeling himself as a player that can player either forward position, although it's highly unlikely he'll be able to guard NBA small forwards, especially at 260 pounds.
Bennett's size is extremely troubling. At just 6'7", he's going to be giving up size in the post on a nightly basis in the league, and for that reason it's very questionable as to how his finishing ability will translate to the pros, especially through contact. He might well meet the same fate as Derrick Williams, drifting around the perimeter and playing a purely pick-and-pop game.
What scares me the most about Bennett, though, is his defense. Watching his video scouting report on Draft Express, he very clearly has no interest in getting back on defense and his defensive awareness is very poor. Considering his combination of poor size and poor instincts, it seems almost impossible for Bennett to become even an average NBA defender.
If Bennett isn't going to be an average defender, he'd better make up for it on offense. Even then, because of the serious questions about his position and how his game will translate, particularly in the restricted area, Bennett shouldn't be worth a top-10 pick.
The talent is there, but there are just too many question marks at this point.