Danny Ainge loves talent and he loves to buy low on guys that didn't work out elsewhere. Hey, look who might be coming to town! Former number one overall pick Anthony Bennett.
Per a league source, Minnesota Timberwolves have discussed trading Anthony Bennett, Nos. 31 and 38 to the Boston Celtics for pick No. 28.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 24, 2015
There's a small error on that tweet. The Wolves don't have the 38 pick, it is the 36 pick.
Correction: The discussed Wolves-Celtics is Anthony Bennett, Nos. 31 and 36 for No. 28, not Nos. 31 and 38.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 24, 2015
Well this came out of nowhere huh? If only a smart blogger could have predicted this a couple of days ago. Oh wait...
I wouldn't be surprised if Danny Ainge kicked the tires on offering a 2nd rounder for A. Bennett— CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) June 22, 2015
This kind of move wouldn't really surprise me. I'm not sure it would really work out since Bennett has been so bad in his first two stops, but it is somewhat low cost. The only thing that gives me pause is his salary. As a former number 1 pick, he's making $5.8M next season and the team has an option (that I believe they have to decide on soon - but don't quote me on that) for $7.3M next year. Seems like a lot to spend on a guy that has thus far been a complete bust.
But we'll see.