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I'm expecting Anthony Bennett's regular season to go just like his preseason has so far.
It's been up and down. Bennett has shown some flashes that resemble a No. 1 overall pick and others that triggered the memory of utter shock when the Cavaliers selected him.
Offensively, he's looked impressive in a number of areas. It's pretty clear that Bennett's 37.5 percent three-point stroke in college wasn't a fluke either. He seems comfortable and confident as a shooter and has shown considerable touch in the mid-range.
Shot selection could be an issue, however. He's shooting only 35 percent from the floor, as he's been forced to take more shots on the perimeter than he's been used to. Those easy buckets he got in the paint at UNLV just aren't as easy in the pros.
But it's on the defensive side of the ball where Bennett could struggle the most. He's picked up at least five fouls in five of his first six preseason games—and they've all come in 26 minutes or less.
With Bennett expected to come off the bench behind a deep frontcourt in Cleveland, I'd imagine his numbers will fluctuate early on.
Expect the good with the bad from the top pick in the draft.