- Jul 15, 2005
the no. 1 overall draft pick in 2013 is expected to be in uniform on Sunday. What a world.
Brad, for one, is interested in getting to look at him as a player: http://celticswire.usatoday.com/2017/12/28/brad-stevens-interested-former-no-1-draft-pick-anthony-bennett-boston-celtics/.Oddly, his nbadraft.net profile rates him a 95, same as Tatum got. Gives him highest marks for athleticism and potential. He's built like an NFL player. I wonder if that might have been part of the problem? Guys that size can easily develop conditioning issues. I also saw a clip where his effort left something to be desired -- he casually walked over to set a screen. Maybe if Brad goes to Portland, and looks deep into his eyes and shows him a possible future on the Island of Misfit Toys, it will be a sort of come to Jesus moment. One can hope.
Excerpt from a book regarding how the Cavs came to draft him #1 and a look at how quickly they came to regret it:
Yikes. Hopefully people can change and the fact that he's still trying to play outside the NBA means something... but yikes.“The issue with Anthony was, and we had no way of knowing it at the time, the kid had no desire to overcome adversity whatsoever. As soon as it was hard, he was out,” (David) Griffin said. “His whole life, he rolled out of bed bigger, better, and more talented than everybody else. As soon as it was hard, it was over.
Does he like signing balls for 8-year-olds? The Globetrotters would be a perfect fit.“The issue with Anthony was, and we had no way of knowing it at the time, the kid had no desire to overcome adversity whatsoever. As soon as it was hard, he was out,” (David) Griffin said. “His whole life, he rolled out of bed bigger, better, and more talented than everybody else. As soon as it was hard, it was over.
Closer look plus the Red Claws use the C's "System" so they can see him doing their plays and the coach is a Celtics employee so he will use him exactly as the Celtics want him to be used.i believe that is correct. there was nothing in the announcement about his being on the Celtics roster. any team could sign him, but the Celtics have a closer look at him than anyone else.