After a false start, Anthony Bennett can be a solid contributor in the NBA. At least that’s what Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders thinks. Talking to the Minnesota Star Tribune, Saunders believes that Bennett is coming off a good enough summer to become a “rotation-type player” in the NBA.
“You look at him and he was drafted, had shoulder surgery, did not practice at all during the summertime, missed training camp, came in during the year and was diagnosed with sleep apnea and other things,” Saunders said. “He has lost 25 pounds, he’s working hard to get in shape. He’s an NBA player. He’s a guy that’s going to be a rotation-type player.”
Saunders’ belief in Bennett would be all the more reason why the Timberwolves held onto the power forward and didn’t relinquish him to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of the three-team blockbuster deal for Kevin Love.
SOURCE: TRIANGLE OFFENSE