INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Anthony Bennett has been officially introduced by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who selected the UNLV power forward with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.
Although he wasn't regarded by many draft experts as the best player available, Bennett was always at the top of Cleveland's board. The Cavs listened to several trade offers before finalizing their decision to take the 6-foot-7 Bennett, who averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in one season for the Runnin' Rebels.
Bennett may not even start as a rookie and will likely back up fellow Canadian Tristan Thompson. The two grew up in the same area in Ontario.
Bennett doesn't arrive without questions. He recently underwent shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and has reportedly struggled with his weight.
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