Credit: AP – Scanpix
Credit AP – Scanpix

Former No.1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett was one of Hapoel Jerusalem's star signings in the summer transfer period, along with two other former NBA players: Thon Maker and Sean Kilpatrick.  However, it seems that his stint with the Israeli side will be extremely short-lived.

Anthony Bennett

Anthony  Bennett
Position: PF, SF
Age: 28
Height: 203 cm
Weight: 111 kg
Birth place: Toronto, Canada

According to Israeli reporter Roi Cohen, odds are low that Anthony Bennett will continue with the team after the Basketball Champions League game against last season's finalists Pinar Karsiyaka next Wednesday night.

According to the same report, the club has yet to make a decision on the player. In fact, Jerusalem have not started to look for a replacement to the former Fenerbahce center, but it is believed that the two sides will part ways this week.

Bennett (28, 2.03) was a star at UNLV but his collegiate career was plagued by injuries. In the NBA he also struggled with consistency and was never able to carve out a meaningful role.

His last NBA experience was with the Brooklyn Nets during the 2016-2017 season but he was waived by the team in January. Since then, he was playing in the G League. He recently signed in Puerto Rico on a short-term deal. 

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