ESPN Power Rankings: 96th
Team: Chicago Bulls
Position: Shooting Guard
Overview: Ben had a lackluster year last season, as well as his whole team. His stats went down in almost every category. Scoring dropped by three points, Minutes dropped by 2 minutes, Field Goal Percentage fell by .020 points, and his contract aspirations dropped by $4,000,000.00. While he failed to raise his game from the previous stellar season, he still came in 3rd in free-throw percentage, 18th in three-point percentage, and 39th in points per game.
While his jump-shot just wasn’t right all year, he still came out to play. He isn’t known for his defense and looked frustrated at times while riding the pine. Ben is going into this season with Derek Rose likely to gobble his minutes. He’s going to need to be effective, when coming off the bench, which he was when selected Sixth Man of the Year. This year Ben will be playing for next year’s contract.