The Houston Rockets have waived Anthony Bennett, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Houston Rockets have waived former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 9, 2019
The report doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported last week that the former No. 1 overall pick was expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. As a result, he wasn't expected to make one of the final roster spots.
Bennett reportedly practiced with the Rockets when they were in Houston, but he was not with the team in Hawaii and Japan, where they played three of their five preseason games.
Bennett has spent the last two seasons in the G League, where he's developed into a knockdown 3-point shooter. He averaged 14.3 points per game on 42.3 percent shooting from the perimeter in 2017-18 and 12.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting from deep in 2018-19.
Bennett has played in 151 NBA games in his professional career, posting 4.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest. He last played in the NBA in 2016-17 with the Brooklyn Nets.