Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived forward Anthony Bennett. With the move, Minnesota’s roster stands at 18 players.
“In speaking with Anthony and his representatives over the past few days, we came to the conclusion that this was the best outcome for both parties,” said Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton. ‘When you look at our team, our deepest position is probably power forward. This move balances out our roster while also allowing Anthony another opportunity in the NBA. He has a lot of talent and his play this summer internationally made this a difficult decision for us.
“During his short time here Anthony has carried himself with class and represented the franchise in a very professional manner. We thank him for his positive attitude and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Acquired by the Wolves on August 23, 2014 as part of a three-team trade with Cleveland and Philadelphia, Bennett appeared in 57 games with Minnesota last season averaging 5.2 points in 15.7 minutes per game.
An updated Timberwolves roster is below.
2015-16 TIMBERWOLVES ROSTER
HEAD COACH: Flip Saunders (Minnesota)
INTERIM HEAD COACH: Sam Mitchell (Mercer)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Sidney Lowe (North Carolina State)
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Gregg Farnam (St. Cloud State)