After making a three pointer in the second quarter of the Cavs loss to the Bucks last night, the #1 pick, Anthony Bennett, can now say that he has made a bucket in the NBA and is averaging a single point per game after playing in five!. That might be the worst start of all-time for a #1 pick and before you Google Kwame Brown to see what he did in his first five games with the Wizards, Kwame had 21 after five including a 10 point performance in his second career game.
Bennett finished the night with three points on 1 for 5 shooting, including 1 for 3 from downtown. After five games, he now has 5 points, 16 rebounds, 1 assist, 6 steals, 2 blocks and is 1 for 20 from the field and 1 for 11 from 3-point land. The Cavs have also lost three of those five games.
After a series of depressed sounding tweets, Anthony stopped posting on Twitter four days ago. The last thing he posted was a RT that said “without resistance there is no real growth. #FighterMentality.” Let’s hope last night’s bucket gets Bennett in a better frame of mind and we start to see the fighter the Cavs drafted and defended on draft night.
Anthony Bennett’s two points is the fewest points scored through four games by any No. 1 pick since the 1966 draft.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 5, 2013