With trade winds swirling, Kevin Love pulled out of Team USA duties. Quite curiously, Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anthony Bennett was abruptly barred Tuesday night from taking part in a popular Pro-Am tourney in his hometown. Per the Star Tribune and Waiting for Next Year:
Re: Anthony Bennett pulled from Toronto pro-am by agent…If anyone would know a Love trade nears, it's Jeff Schwartz, who reps both players
— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) July 30, 2014
Anthony Bennett had been one of many Canadian basketball players participating in the second annual OVO Bounce tournament this week in Toronto. He played on Monday in the pro-am and he started playing again on Tuesday. Nothing seemed noteworthy, just the slimmed-down and finally-breathing 21-year-old Cleveland Cavalier playing in front of some fans.
But according to various reports, he was then oddly pulled out early tonight and lounged around at the tournament. The move was reportedly made by Bennett’s agent and he will not play the rest of the event.