Posted August 20, 2013

Cavs sign No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett to contract

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The Cavaliers signed top pick Anthony Bennett to a contract. (Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett to a contract. (Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, to his guaranteed rookie contract, the team announced.

Financial terms were not disclosed,  but the deal can be worth up to $22.8 million over four years.

The 6-foot-8, 240-pounder is expected to play power forward. He is recovering from shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.  He averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds as a freshman last season at UNLV.

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The Cavs also finalized their deals with first-round pick Sergey Karasev, a guard from Russia, and second-round pick Arizona State guard/forward Carrick Felix.


2 comments
I_Love_My_Knickz
I_Love_My_Knickz

He's gooing to be awesome. But Knicks still own the Cavs

DAN B1
DAN B1

can't wait to see this guy in action