Raptors officially announce signing of Canadian forward Anthony Bennett

TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have officially announced the signing of Canadian forward Anthony Bennett.

Bennett had said on Twitter that he signed with the team, but the deal wasn’t made official until Monday.

The Brampton, Ont., forward reportedly signed a one-year, league-minimum deal.

Bennett had a rough two seasons in the NBA since he was the surprise No. 1 overall pick drafted by Cleveland in 2013.

He battled injuries in both his rookie season with the Cavaliers, and second season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he landed along with fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins in the Kevin Love deal.

Bennett averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 57 games for the Timberwolves last season.

He fellow Canadian Cory Joseph on the Raptors.

The Canadian Press

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