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Bennett preparing for upcoming NBA season

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm •  Published: August 18, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Anthony Bennett is focused on the upcoming NBA season. His uniform is completely out of his control.

It has been one unusual summer for two of Canada's top young players.

Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, the last two No. 1 overall NBA draft picks, are expected to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal for All-Star forward Kevin Love, perhaps as soon as this weekend.

The blockbuster move can't be finalized until Saturday, when Wiggins is eligible to be traded.

Wiggins deftly danced around questions about his future when he returned to his hometown of Vaughan, Ontario, last week to shoot a commercial.

It was Bennett's turn on Monday when he attended the opening day of the NBA Americas Team Camp at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The forward wouldn't bite when asked about the reported deal, but said he has kept in touch with Wiggins over the last few weeks.

"We've been going back and forth a lot," Bennett said. "I know he's busy so I don't really try to hit him up too much. But he said he's working too. So there's not much we can do, you know."

Bennett struggled in his rookie season with the Cavaliers, averaging just 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in limited action.

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