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Pick: No. 1
Notable Players Taken After: Victor Oladipo (No. 2), Micael Carter-Williams (No. 11)
Forget the 2.4 points and two boards a game—what's scary is that Anthony Bennett looks like he doesn't belong out there.
He's made 21 shots and missed 51 so far. ESPN's Chad Ford even went as far as to tell Jodie Valade of the Plain Dealer that Bennett is "looking like the worst [No. 1 pick] in the last 20 years.
Only it wasn't Bennett's fault the Cavs reached way too high.
“I’m just as surprised as everyone else,” Bennett told Benjamin Hoffman of The New York Times after the Cleveland Cavaliers did the unthinkable and took him first overall. “I didn’t really have any idea who’s going No. 1 or who was going No. 2. I heard everything was up for grabs.”
Bennett wasn't the only one surprised. Given the uncertainty of his position and Cleveland's crowded frontcourt, the pick never made much sense to begin with.
Really, both Bennett and the Cavs should share the blame on this one. Bennett wasn't deserving of the honor in the first place and was never in position to live up to No. 1 overall expectations.
Still, he's been painful to watch out there. He can't make an open jumper or finish at the rim, and appears heavier on his feet than he did a year ago.
At this rate, it looks like he's heading straight towards tweener status. It's too early for me too call him the worst No. 1 pick in 20 years, but he's certainly headed down that road fast.