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Report: Timberwolves bringing up Anthony Bennett in trade talks

Minnesota Timberwolves WolvesFit Clinic

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 5: Glen Robinson III and Anthony Bennett of the Minnesota Timberwolves host a WolvesFit Clinic as part of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation’s WolvesFit month on February 5, 2015 at the North Community YMCA in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Anthony Bennett is dramatically better than last season.

He still isn’t very good, though.

So, the Timberwolves – who just acquired a similar player in Adreian Payne – are reportedly look to trade Bennett.

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities:

In just 20 months, Bennett – who was sent from Cleveland to Minnesota in the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade – could go from No. 1 pick to journeyman.

Really, the drop isn’t as steep as it appears. Bennett never should have been the top 2013 pick in the first place. The Cavaliers’ error makes him look worse, though.

Bennett is the type of player – young, developing – the rebuilding Timberwolves should prioritize. If they’re now trying to unload him, that should should signal to teams about his value.