Anthony Bennett had his tonsils removed recently and it's really helping him on the court, writes @JCameratoNBA: http://t.co/eDLFfIBLe8
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 24, 2014
No, this is not a joke. From Jessica Camerato's story on Basketball Insiders:
In May, Bennett underwent surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids to help improve his sleep apnea. As a result, Bennett, who also has asthma, has found it easier to breathe while playing basketball following the operation.
"Since [having] my tonsils out, my adenoids, I have a lot more room to breathe," Bennett said during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. "It was hard, definitely, with my tonsils in. I feel like taking them out was a huge step."
"I feel like the conditioning was the biggest part," Bennett said. "After I took my tonsils out, I felt a lot better."
The No. 1 overall pick in 2013 averaged just 4.2 points and 3 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game as a rookie.
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