#1 Pick Slow to Start

        The #1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft has yet to score his first NBA field goal after 4 games but, has made two free throws. The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked Anthony Bennett, the combo forward from UNLV and the world, by taking Bennett first overall. Bennett has taken and missed all 15 of his field goals so far including eight 3-pointers. Bennett's two points on free throws are the fewest for a #1 pick through four games in the common draft era (since 1966). He's the fifth rookie since 1985 to start his NBA career by not making a field goal in his first four games. None of the previous four players were picked  #1 overall. Nine rookies so far have taken 15 shots and made at least 1 field goal.

        Anthony Bennett is only 20 years old and has so much room to grow and mature. Bennett showed briefly his offensive power in the pre-season. Bennett is only averaging 12.8 minutes during his first four games in the league. On the flip side, he has shown some skills on the defensive end and rebounding the ball. Coach Mike Brown has nothing but positive comments supporting Bennett. He has received plenty of encouragement from his teammates too. Once the rookie makes his first field goal in the pros, his confidence should grow. A player can't be a superstar in the league without confidence in himself.

By Steven Spector -11-5-13