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Bennett looked every bit a rookie who hasn't played basketball in months.
The Cavs' first overall pick is still working his way back into basketball shape after sitting out for most of the summer following shoulder surgery.
Bennett told reporters at the Wine and Gold scrimmage that he weighs around 250 pounds, up from his college playing weight of 242 at UNLV.
In both the scrimmage and game against Milwaukee, Bennett did indeed look out of shape, gasping for air early on in both games.
His shot was well off the mark in both contests, connecting on just two of 12 attempts against the Bucks. He looked nervous, and seemed to force some shots in the first half.
Players like Jarrett Jack and C.J. Miles both were seen talking to Bennett during free throw attempts and other breaks, likely telling him to relax and slow things down.
In the second half of the game against Milwaukee, Bennett seemed more aggressive on offense and got to the basket more often instead of settling for jumpers. He threw down a nice alley-oop pass from fellow rookie Sergey Karasev that really helped demonstrate his athleticism and leaping ability.
Like Bennett, Dion Waiters came into last season a little out of shape and his game suffered for it.
By the end of the year though, Waiters looked much trimmer and his shooting percentages and scoring average benefited.
Look for Bennett to slowly get back into playing shape and to avoid similar mistakes like the ones he made in the first week.