LAS VEGAS - The Cleveland Cavaliers just signed the NBA’s best player and just drafted the most heralded prospect to come around in years, yet, all anyone wanted to talk about Sunday was Anthony Bennett.
Yes, Bennett, the Toronto native who suffered through an extremely rough rookie season, the same player many had already foolishly written off because of that campaign.
Bennett looked like a different person in Cleveland’s Summer League opener on Friday, noticeably slimmer and in far better shape, then was even better two days later, grabbing 14 rebounds and scoring 13 points in an 82-70 win over San Antonio.
That meant new Cavs head coach David Blatt only took one question about four-time MVP LeBron James post-game, while Vaughn’s Andrew Wiggins — who scored 13 points and rejected two shots — was not even mentioned in the scrum at all.
“What is this, the Anthony Bennett show?” demanded a grinning Blatt afterward.