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Rockets Sign free agent Anthony Bennett

Posted: July 25, 2019 -- 5:36 p.m. CT

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today the team has signed free agent forward Anthony Bennett.

Bennett (6'8", 245) was originally the first overall pick by Cleveland in the 2013 NBA Draft following his freshman season at UNLV. Bennett has appeared in a total of 151 career games for four teams, most recently with Brooklyn in 2016-17.


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The 26-year-old spent the past two seasons playing in the NBA G League, averaging 13.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game while shooting 49.5% from the floor. Over that span, Bennett also averaged 2.4 3-pointers made per game on 43.3% shooting.

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