Last season’s No. 1 pick had another surgery. But fear not Cavs fans, as Anthony Bennett, who missed last summer following an operation on his shoulder, had his tonsils and adenoids removed to help improve his sleep apnea.
The Cavaliers announced that Bennett underwent successful tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. It wasn’t required, or by any means emergency, but one of those operations that has had consierable positive impacts on those who have had the procedure done. Recent studies have shown how sleep impacts professional athletes, so following a rookie season that left a lot to be desired, it would make sense for Bennett to do what he can do ensure his body is in the best physical condition possible.
The team anticipates that Bennett will be fully recovered by July 11 when the team is set to take on the Las Vegas Summer League. Bennett averaged just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 52 games during his rookie campaign, but it’s tough to envision a scenario where he (having the ability to stretch the floor) is not a part of the future plans as Cavs GM David Griffin continues to discuss the importance of spacing and versatility.1
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- This, of course, is pure speculation. Bennett was a Mike Brown/Chris Grant guy after all… [↩]