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There isn't a No. 1 overall pick who appears to be more under the radar than Anthony Bennett as his NBA debut approaches.
The changes made by his Cleveland Cavaliers this summer were dramatic. To an extent, the collection of moves have overshadowed the anticipation of pairing Bennett alongside Kyrie Irving and company for the first time.
Joining Bennett on the list of new Cavaliers is free-agent Andrew Bynum, along with Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark and newly rehired coach Mike Brown.
To support the brilliance of Irving, Brown will now have a stable of bigs at his disposal that includes Bennett, Tristan Thompson, Tyler Zeller and the returning Anderson Varejao, to go along with the potential of Bynum.
While executing Brown's help-side defensive system that puts a premium on defending the rim collectively, this rotation of bigs will represent a significant improvement over what was available in Cleveland last season for Byron Scott.
On the perimeter, Jack also expects to not only help Irving and Dion Waiters' growth in the backcourt, but also provide a reliable scoring and play-making option in that department.
Though there will certainly be questions surrounding the health of Bynum, who may be sidelined for all the preseason, there is also reason to believe this group could find themselves in the 2014 playoffs.