Anthony Bennett, No. 1 Pick in 2013 NBA Draft, Has Historically Awful PER

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffJanuary 15, 2014

USA Today

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a risk when they drafted Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, and it's no secret that Bennett is having one of the worst rookie seasons in decades.

But just how bad is it? SB Nation's Drew Garrison, with the help of Basketball-Reference, shows that Bennett's 1.1 Player Efficiency Rating (or PER) is the worst for any No. 1 overall pick—and it's not even close.

via SB Nation

His PER is 10.1 lower than Kwame Brown's from his rookie year, the second-closest name on the list, widely considered one of the biggest busts in NBA history.

You can read more about Bennett's historically awful year at SB Nation.

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