Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers expect the lack of pressure on Anthony Bennett will benefit all parties this season.
For a No. 1 overall pick, Bennett is relatively unknown and will play with mild expectations.
“I’m cool with it,” Bennett said. “I’m chillin’.”
The Cavaliers have Tristan Thompson as the incumbent starter at power forward, while Anderson Varejao may log minutes there as well when Andrew Bynum is healthy.
“It’s a terrific situation for not only Bennett, but for us,” said Mike Brown. “He can come along slowly, and if he blossoms early, it’s a bonus for everybody.
“We don’t have to rely on a teenager because of the depth we have.”
“I feel there’s no pressure at all,” said Bennett. “I have to play my game and do what I’ve been doing. That’s what got me here. I want to have fun with it. I don’t want to add pressure to myself or stress myself out.”