Oct 30, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Anthony Bennett (15) grabs a rebound in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Is Anthony Bennett the worst top pick ever?


It wasn’t the most popular of picks and no one really saw it coming. When the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, it was surprising to say the least.

Did the Cavs know something that we didn’t? Were they going to come away looking like geniuses?

Short answer: no. At least, not right now.

Bennett is currently averaging 2.2 points per game in roughly 10 minutes per game. His 27 percent field goal percentage is horrible and he’s averaging less than one made field goal per game.

With all that said, we can’t call him a bust yet, can we? I mean, it’s been a little more than 20 games.

However, according to Chad Ford of ESPN, he already is a bust. He also says that Bennett might be the worst top pick in the past 20 years. Yikes.

[ESPN]

“It’s very early,” ESPN.com analyst Chad Ford cautions, “but right now, he’s looking like the worst in the past 20 years. That includes Greg Oden. Oden was injured all the time, but when he played, he at least looked like a No. 1 pick.”

[H/T BSO]

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  • AdamMorrisonCrying

    Even worse than Kwame Brown or Michael Olowokandi?