When Anthony Bennett started the season sluggishly back in November, it was easy to give the No. 1 overall pick in 2013 a free pass after he'd missed most of the summer recovering from shoulder surgery. He was overweight, and it showed.
Fast-forward to today, though, and things aren't very much better. His conditioning remains a problem. His shots continue to miss the mark. And, as ESPN Insider David Thorpe points out today, the rookie isn't showing a whole lot of passion or desire out on the court.