The good part about it is we have guys and we don’t have to rely on him as most teams would a No. 1 pick, so we can bring him along slowly. We’ll let him move and grow as quickly as he does, and not put any pressure on him to get there sooner rather than later. It’s a luxury of being around the group of guys we have here. They’ll be able to carry him until he can get to a point where he’s ready.
— Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown on the No. 1 overall pick for this season, forward Anthony Bennett. Bennett, coming back from a shoulder injury that kept him out for most of the summer, went just 2-for-12 in his NBA preaseason debut, but also pulled down 10 rebounds. The team plans to deploy Bennett off of the bench with Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao also seeing time at the power forward spot. “It was my first game back since March or April, so I was just trying to get back into the groove,” said Bennett.
(Source: Jodie Valade, Cleveland.com)