Nets waive former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett

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From No. 1 pick in 2013 to waived by the NBA’s worst team in 2017, Anthony Bennett continues to fall.

Nets release:

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on forward Anthony Bennett.

Marc Stein of ESPN:

Bennett’s minimum salary is guaranteed, so the Nets will have to pay what he’s owed for this season. This will even give him a chance to double dip – though that second salary will surely come in a lesser league.

The Timberwolves and Raptors have already waived Bennett, who was drafted by the Cavaliers. He’s running out of NBA teams to take a chance on him. He looks neither talented enough (getting waived by the freaking Nets) nor young enough (23) to justify his lack of production.

Brooklyn will be better off with Quincy Acy, whom the Mavericks waived earlier this season only because they were so desperate for a guard. He’s a hustle player whose energy will be jarring following Bennett.

At least Bennett’s Nets tenure produced one memorable moment.