Jun 28, 2013; Independence, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers first round pick Anthony Bennett during a press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Bennett has tonsils removed, will play in Summer League

Cleveland Cavaliers Anthony Bennett had his tonsils and adenoids removed today in an attempt to help treat his sleep apnea.

From the Associated Press, who first reported the news:

 Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett had his tonsils and adenoids removed to help improve a sleep condition.

Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, underwent successful tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, the team said. Bennett had a disappointing rookie season with the Cavs, averaging just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 52 games.

He got off to a slow start after missing most of last summer as he recovered from shoulder surgery. He began the season out of shape and then it was revealed Bennett suffers from sleep apnea and asthma.

The 21-year-old Canadian is expected to make a full recovery in time to play on the Cavs’ summer league team in Las Vegas.

Cleveland is looking for a new coach after Mike Brown was fired Monday for the second time by owner Dan Gilbert.

Next season will be an important season for Bennett. Whomever the coach is, they will be tasked with helping Bennett rebound from an almost historically bad rookie season. The positive news here is that Bennett will be able to play in the Las Vegas Summer League. Due to his shoulder surgery, Bennett was unable to participate last summer and he came into the season way out of shape. As you can see in the stats, Bennett never full rebounded. Getting some court time in during the summer instead just rehabbing an injury.

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