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Former NBA Player to Join Taiwan Kaohsiung Steelers Professional Basketball Team | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anthony Bennett will become the first overall No. 1 pick in an NBA draft to ever play professional basketball in Taiwan, according to media reports.

Kaohsiung Steelers of P. LEAGUE+ (PLG), one of Taiwan’s professional basketball leagues, announced on Wednesday (February 9) that it will sign Anthony Bennett, the Canadian player who was the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first overall pick in of the 2013 NBA Draft. . The news sparked a lot of discussion on social media in Taiwan.

Kaohsiung Steelers dropped the bombshell on social media on Wednesday, saying the team had invited Bennett to join them in order to improve their scoring power, strive for continuous improvement in the team’s competitive performance and to allow basketball fans in Taiwan to have the opportunity to admire the performance of a world-class player, Mirror Media reported.

According to Kaohsiung Steelers, Bennett arrived in Taiwan from the United States and is currently staying in a quarantine hotel in accordance with government regulations. He will spend a total of three weeks completing quarantine and self-management requirements before training with other squad members and integrating into team life, according to the report.

The former NBA player is expected to play in PLG events in March at the earliest.

The team said it hopes Bennett will be able to work closely with team members, put his skills to full use – especially in the fourth quarter, when only one foreign player is allowed to play for a team under PLG rules – and help the team achieve more wins.

Bennett is 28 years old, 203 centimeters tall and weighs 111 kilograms. He played for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets from 2013 to 2017.

After 2017, he played in many other countries, including Turkey, Europe and Israel, before signing with the Taiwanese team this year.

Anthony Bennett (Wikimedia Commons)