Chad Ford @chadfordinsider Don't overreact to Bennett weight news. Guys can lose lots weight. Kevin Love & Deron Williams are two great examples.
he is 19 or 20, on the shelf with shoulder rehab and traveling around the country doing interviews. i suspect his weight got away from him being way out of routine and unable to really workout. i suspect it won't be a problem once he can start playing basketball again.
it is something young athletes don't really have to think about. and then when they can't burn thousands of calories per day playing or drilling, the weight comes on really quickly.
18lbs is a lot to put on but I'm sure he will drop it, no worries.
I hope he works hard to drop the weight when he's fit, just as I hope he works hard on defence when he's on the court ...
While on it's own this is no big deal it does add another, albeit small, question as to his work ethic and professionalism.
I do appreciate that he has been unable to train fully and therefore a little weight gain can happen, but is it really too much to ask that during the most important and heavily scrutinised period of his life he watches what he eats and doesn't put on 18 pounds? Maybe he just did it to piss Noel off?
I just can't give benefit of a doubt to a guy who will still be out for some time after the draft, and with a questionable motor, and asthma.
If Anthony Bennett is there i feel like he will be the pick...and if he and Len are off the board i think we will trade back most likely