Cavs Take Bennett With No. 1 Pick In NBA Draft
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish.
In between, Nerlens Noel and a number of others experienced wild rides to start their careers in an unsettled first round of the NBA draft.
Bennett became the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick, and Noel tumbled out of the top five and right into a trade, the first of many moves that took a back seat to one in the works for the team that calls Barclays Center home.
The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from Boston in a blockbuster deal that was still developing as the draft neared its conclusion, according to a person with knowledge of the details.
“There was a lot of activity,” said Nets general manager Billy King, who wouldn’t comment on the trade. “As you guys will find out, there…
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