The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a contract buyout with former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett, according to Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 22-year-old Toronto native would be a free agent if he clears waivers.
Bennett, who most recently played for Canada in a bronze-medal finish at the FIBA Americas championship, has not lived up to expectations since being drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013. He was acquired by the Timberwolves, along with fellow first pick and Canadian Andrew Wiggins, before the start of last season in a three-team deal that saw F Kevin Love go to the Cavs.
The forward has started just three games in 109 appearances and averages 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game through his first two NBA seasons.