(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett’s rookie season took another tough blow recently after the team announced he will be out of action for the next three weeks with a strained left knee.
Bennett has massively underwhelmed this season after the team made him the number one overall pick in the 2013 Draft.
Even though he was playing better as of late, the is just the latest setback for him.
“He’s been coming along,” Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown said. “He’s had some pretty good games for us on both ends of the floor. So it’s tough with the amount of time left in the season, but it’s part of this.”
In 51 games this season, the 20-year-old Bennett has averaged 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 12.7 minutes per game. He’s also shooting just .352% from the field.
Fortunately for the Cavs, the team recently welcomed back center Anderson Varejao after missing the last 12 games with a back injury.
The Cavaliers are four games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN