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Anthony Bennett's career hinges on whether he can exploit his versatility.
With Bennett, we could either be talking about a combo forward and mismatch or your classic NBA tweener.
At 6'7'', he lacks the size to play the 4 exclusively, but his length and strength should allow him to log some power-forward minutes.
The big question will be how comfortable Bennett is at the 3. Can he play facing the basket from 27 feet away?
We've seen guys like Michael Beasley and Derrick Williams excel as 4s in college but struggle to create easy shots for themselves as NBA small forwards. And at 6'8'', they lack the ideal size to handle the NBA interior.
Bennett has to develop some more small-forward skills in order to maximize his offensive versatility. Right now, Bennett's strengths as a 3 are getting out in the open floor and showcasing that potent blend of explosiveness, agility and speed.
At UNLV, he actually shot 37.5 percent from behind the arc, so he's got promise as a stretch option. But for Bennett to justify No. 1 overall value, he'll need to take advantage of the weaker forwards inside and the slower ones on the perimeter.