Prediction of the Night: Anthony Bennett Will Finally Score His First NBA Basket

Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been four games – enough is enough. Anthony Bennett will finally score his first bucket of the season and get the gorilla off his back. The No. 1 overall pick in last June’s draft is a combined 0-of-15 from the field thus far in the young season, including 0-of-8 from beyond the arc. In his defense, however, he does have two points off free throws.

 

Anthony Bennett's Shot Chart

Anthony Bennett’s Shot Chart

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, and Bennett will break through. The Bucks (1-2) are 19th in defensive efficiency (giving up 101.8 points per 100 possessions) in the league, and allow opponents to shoot 50 percent from the field between 10-14 feet away, tied for second worst in the league.

Confidence, especially for 20-year-old rookies, is key. If Bennett can push an easy basket across the board, it can do wonders for his game. For Bennett to begin successfully making shots, head coach Mike Brown should run a couple of plays for the 6′ 8″ small forward:

 

 

Yet, it appears that Bennett’s struggles have already gotten to his head. After the Cavs 93-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, he told The Plain Dealer that he feels “like there’s a lid on the basket.”

Bennett also took to Twitter to express his frustration, announcing he needs some time away from the social media giant.

Going ghost for a bit, think it’s be best for me at this point .. If you don’t have my number DM me

— Anthony Bennett (@AnthonyBennett) November 5, 2013 

The tweet, however, has been deleted since he first posted it.

Worry no more, Mr. Bennett. Wednesday night will be your long, overdue night of success on an NBA basketball court. Oh, and if it is any consolation, I’m still looking for my elusive first bucket as well.

Topics: Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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  • Greg

    Try some additional practice. Don’t sit around and cry about it. do something about it.
    There is a reason the Cavs took you as their first round pick. Everyone has off days.
    Practice makes perfect.

  • Greg

    Try some additional practice. Don’t sit around and cry about it. do something about it.
    There is a reason the Cavs took you as their first round pick. Everyone has off days.
    Practice makes perfect.

  • Greg

    Try some additional practice. Don’t sit around and cry about it. do something about it.
    There is a reason the Cavs took you as their first round pick. Everyone has off days.
    Practice makes perfect.

  • Greg

    Try some additional practice. Don’t sit around and cry about it. do something about it.
    There is a reason the Cavs took you as their first round pick. Everyone has off days.
    Practice makes perfect.

  • Greg

    Try some additional practice. Don’t sit around and cry about it. do something about it.
    There is a reason the Cavs took you as their first round pick. Everyone has off days.
    Practice makes perfect.

  • Greg

    Try some additional practice. Don’t sit around and cry about it. do something about it.
    There is a reason the Cavs took you as their first round pick. Everyone has off days.
    Practice makes perfect.