Saturday, August 20, 2005

Kent Benson

Detroit Pistons
6-10 245 Center-Forward

A mediocre talent and that's all he'll ever be... Started 51 of 72 games at forward after Chuck Daly decided that Rick Mahorn couldn't handle first-team duties... Field-goal shooting fell below his career norm, but he did rebound a bit better then in 1984-85... Still a defensive liability whose only real worth is offense... If his shooting is off, he should be given a seat on the bench... Pistons need him to rebound more, but it's obvious that he'll never do that... Drafted No. 1 overall by Bucks in 1977, out of Indiana... Born Dec. 27, 1954, in New Castle, Ind.... Begins last season on contract which will pay him $350,000 this time around... Acquired by Pistons from Bucks with first-round pick for Bob Lanier in February 1980.

Relevant Stats:
6.5 ppg, 48.4 FG%, 5.22 rpg

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