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    Before you tear my head off, hear me out. He is a Canadian SF from Toronto who, surprisingly went no one. We all know the story. He is getting NO playing time and is playing like crap. Many believe he was rushed back too soon from his injury. And I am positive the Cavs regret picking him #1. How can they not with the way other Rookies are playing?

    I am not sure who we have that Cleveland could use and maybe someone here have ideas, however I think Toronto would be a good fit for him. Especially since we are still in need of a long term SF. And we get our very own Canadian 1st round pick.

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    I'm not willing to give up any assets for Bennett. I'm not interested in any long-term projects, and the fact that he's Canadian doesn't earn any bonus points in my books.
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    In no way he's a SF, he has always played PF and is most comfortable playing that position, he's too slow, fat to play SF and frankly the only similarity he has to a NBA SF is his height. Of course if he drops 40 pounds, improves his quickness, dribbling and speed immensly he could play the position, but right now I think he should try to aclimate to the NBA as a four, because he had an AWFUL start to his career and overthinking learning a new position is the last thing you want to do

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    i'd take him

    problem is he's coming off a pretty serious injury and the cavs were playing him like a sixth man. they brought him in too soon, and he's trying to do too much. if you could get him for cheap i'd do it, for sure.
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    Bennett will never effectively play SF in the NBA, and even as a PF he'd probably do well to spend some time in the D-League as well as possibly overseas. It's unfortunate being Canadian and all but he is likely going to go down as one of the worst #1 picks in years.

    I have no idea why Cleveland picked him. It was a surprise to everyone and they already had Tristan Thompson. It seems they had every intention of trying to convert him to SF which makes absolutely no sense at all.
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    From the little I've see of him, Bennett's best case scenario right now seems to be a Jared Sullinger type player, however he has a long way to go before his skills are as refined as Jared's.

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    I thought Bennet was an undersized PF ala Quincy Acy and was playing terribly cause Mike Brown camps him on the perimeter? Ya though no leave him in Cleavland to wallow in misery and scrub tastic suckiness. The only Canadian currently in the league I would want is Tristan Thompson I think him beside JV could be epic, that way we Got Amir and Patterson off the bench.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    Before you tear my head off, hear me out. He is a Canadian SF from Toronto who, surprisingly went no one. We all know the story. He is getting NO playing time and is playing like crap. Many believe he was rushed back too soon from his injury. And I am positive the Cavs regret picking him #1. How can they not with the way other Rookies are playing?

    I am not sure who we have that Cleveland could use and maybe someone here have ideas, however I think Toronto would be a good fit for him. Especially since we are still in need of a long term SF. And we get our very own Canadian 1st round pick.

    Just my 2 cents.

    On a side note: does anyone else notice there is no symbol for cents on the iPad or the iPhone or am I just missing it?
    Saying he's Canadian is never a good way to start off an argument.

    I'd do it if all it took was an expiring. Bennett for Salmons works straight up.
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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    I thought Bennet was an undersized PF ala Quincy Acy and was playing terribly cause Mike Brown camps him on the perimeter? Ya though no leave him in Cleavland to wallow in misery and scrub tastic suckiness. The only Canadian currently in the league I would want is Tristan Thompson I think him beside JV could be epic, that way we Got Amir and Patterson off the bench.
    The problem with comparing his with Acy is that Acy had hustle and drive. What I've seen of Bennett is that he doesn't have the fortitude or drive to be a scrappy player like Acy is. His lack of quickness means he will struggle to keep up with the speed of the NBA. It's really a shame that he was picked too early. As a fellow Canadian I hope he does completely flame out like others before him, ie a Sheldon Williams or Sean May.
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    Quote isaacthompson wrote: View Post
    Saying he's Canadian is never a good way to start off an argument.

    I'd do it if all it took was an expiring. Bennett for Salmons works straight up.
    I think I'd prefer the cap space especially if MU wants to resign Lowry.

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    I'd trade Fields for him.

    Not sure I'd even take his contract for free at this point. He's making like 24M over the next 4 years, so basically full MLE money each season. He has potential but not sure it's worth the risk, although you never know if he'd thrive being at home or possibly it could be worse and he'd be subject to some poor influences from friends and/or family.

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    Quote Masai Ujiri wrote: View Post
    I'd trade Fields for him.

    Not sure I'd even take his contract for free at this point. He's making like 24M over the next 4 years, so basically full MLE money each season. He has potential but not sure it's worth the risk, although you never know if he'd thrive being at home or possibly it could be worse and he'd be subject to some poor influences from friends and/or family.
    Toronto has team options after the first 2 years.. so if he still sucks after 2 years you can drop him. But yeah.. Fields would be a good guy to use as a trade. Or Novak. Give a bad contract for a bad contract.

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    Anthony Bennett in his defense and I guess only defense I can draw up he is incredibly out of shape at the moment. He is an enigma why on Earth did the Cavs pick him first? 3 #1 picks in the last decade and still terrible.

    well the 2013 Draft will go down as possibly the worst draft ever 3 notable players... novak for Bennet and then toss him into the D-League with Buycks?

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    Quote Rapstor4Life wrote: View Post
    Anthony Bennett in his defense and I guess only defense I can draw up he is incredibly out of shape at the moment. He is an enigma why on Earth did the Cavs pick him first? 3 #1 picks in the last decade and still terrible.

    well the 2013 Draft will go down as possibly the worst draft ever 3 notable players...
    It might not. Oladipo shows flashes of stardom every few games, I think he's gonna be a star. MCW is gonna be a star. Antetokounmpo has star potential as does Nerlens Noel who we haven't seen play yet.

    There have been worse drafts imo.

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    Quote Masai Ujiri wrote: View Post
    I'd trade Fields for him.

    Not sure I'd even take his contract for free at this point. He's making like 24M over the next 4 years, so basically full MLE money each season. He has potential but not sure it's worth the risk, although you never know if he'd thrive being at home or possibly it could be worse and he'd be subject to some poor influences from friends and/or family.
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    Quote Masai Ujiri wrote: View Post
    I'd trade Fields for him.

    Not sure I'd even take his contract for free at this point. He's making like 24M over the next 4 years, so basically full MLE money each season. He has potential but not sure it's worth the risk, although you never know if he'd thrive being at home or possibly it could be worse and he'd be subject to some poor influences from friends and/or family.
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    Anthony Bennett in his defense and I guess only defense I can draw up he is incredibly out of shape at the moment. He is an enigma why on Earth did the Cavs pick him first? 3 #1 picks in the last decade and still terrible.

    well the 2013 Draft will go down as possibly the worst draft ever 3 notable players... novak for Bennet and then toss him into the D-League with Buycks?
    I will not toss Buycks in there. And how the heck did the manage to pull off a #1 pick three times in such a short time frame when others like Bobcats with the worse season in NBA history ended up picking 2nd or 3rd, don't remember exactly!

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    I would definitely bring in Bennett for the right price. He is an undersized power forward that score in a variety of ways. He is very mobile and extremely long. Give him some time and a treadmill and I have no doubt he will bounce back.

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    Quote OldSkoolCool wrote: View Post
    I would definitely bring in Bennett for the right price. He is an undersized power forward that score in a variety of ways. He is very mobile and extremely long. Give him some time and a treadmill and I have no doubt he will bounce back.
    That is key.

    If he doesn't pan out, year 3 and 4 are not guaranteed.
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    I'd take definitely take a flyer on Bennett for, say, Steve Novak. Bennett has scary potential; he's been hamstrung and even unintentionally sabotaged by Cleveland's ineptitude. His value is rock-bottom right now so we might as well buy low.

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    Quote Stahmenah_Vybz wrote: View Post
    Before you tear my head off, hear me out. He is a Canadian SF from Toronto who, surprisingly went no one. We all know the story. He is getting NO playing time and is playing like crap. Many believe he was rushed back too soon from his injury. And I am positive the Cavs regret picking him #1. How can they not with the way other Rookies are playing?

    I am not sure who we have that Cleveland could use and maybe someone here have ideas, however I think Toronto would be a good fit for him. Especially since we are still in need of a long term SF. And we get our very own Canadian 1st round pick.

    Just my 2 cents.

    On a side note: does anyone else notice there is no symbol for cents on the iPad or the iPhone or am I just missing it?
    He's a PF naturally, not a SF.

    Him getting picked #1 was a bit ridiculous, even though from a potential perspective he was definitely among the top of the draft class.

    There's no good basketball reason to do this. It might've made sense when there was discussion about sending Gay to the Cavs...But as someone else mentioned, at this point the only somewhat worthwhile deal for Toronto would be if the Cavs are willing to take back Fields.

    Poor Bennett. The whole situation has just been a mess. He looks bad because he's out of shape...in turn because he was rushed back from an injury and never got the chance to get his legs under him before playing NBA ball. He actually has good pop and speed. He was a ridiculous threat as a face-up PF in college. No PF could stay in front of him when he attacked, and he has the bulk to bang for rebounds.

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