Wojnarowksi reports that the Wolves are discussing a buyout with Bennett, who was acquired in the deal that sent Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in return for Andrew Wiggins. If the two sides can agree to a buyout of Bennett’s reported $5.8 million contract, the former UNLV standout would enter the waiver pool and would become a free agent if he is not claimed.
According to the report, court time is the crux of the issue, with Bennett’s side pushing for the buyout.
Yahoo Sources: Minnesota progressing on contract buyout with former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett. He would be free agent if clears waivers.