Anthony Bennett, 30, the former No. 1 overall pick in the National Basketball Association (NBA), has left the team after failing to fulfill his promise to Goyang Sono head coach Kim Seung-ki. Bennett reportedly failed a medical test and was unable to improve his physical condition in training camp. 카지노사이트 Sono chose to part ways with Bennett ahead of the team’s inauguration on Sept. 20.
Bennett signed with Sono on Jan. 1 to challenge himself in the KBL. The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft was highly touted early on. While he struggled in the NBA, averaging just 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 151 career games, he showed strong offensive production in the Taiwan P-League last year, averaging 22.6 points (2nd) and 12.2 rebounds (5th). There were expectations that he would be a good fit for Sono’s “archery basketball” team colors, especially as he shot more than 10 three-pointers per game.
Bennett arrived in South Korea in the early morning hours of June 6, and immediately played in a scrimmage against Dongguk University to get his first taste of the team. He was limited to five minutes of action due to the long trip. Head coach Kim Seung-ki joked after the game that he “sucked today,” to which Bennett laughed and said, “I’ll keep my promise (to get fit).” “It’s not about what I didn’t do today, it’s about what I do going forward,” he told the media.
But Bennett and Sono’s time together lasted less than two weeks. Weight was a concern from the time they arrived.
“We chose to part ways with Bennett,” a Sono representative told us on April 19. When the results of the medical test after arrival came back, there were several areas that were not good.” “For us, there was no point in gambling. He hasn’t even registered yet, so we don’t have to play a replacement card. It made sense to make a quick decision (ahead of the season).”
Bennett also struggled in training camp. “He couldn’t keep up with the workload in pre-season and was hospitalized,” said Sono. His medical tests weren’t good, and he was overweight. Add to that his asthma, and we decided he was not in shape to play a full season.” Bennett had already reportedly left the team ahead of the weekend last week.
The official concluded, “We are continuing to look for other foreign players. After the inauguration ceremony on the 20th, it’s all about team performance. We are looking for a foreign player who can fit into the team.”