Originally Posted by Buc Em
Not even that. He just goes ghost for extended periods of time pretty much every game. He was nowhere to be found in the 1st half, went OFF in the 3rd quarter and then in the 4th quarter in a tight game he was nowhere to be found. Just chillin in the corner or passing the ball back to the point guard after a couple dribbles. I don't understand him. It's like he doesn't know how good he is.
Reminds me of Juice in that regard. Never understood the passive nature. It's almost as if its a confidence issue. They go through stretches where they're uber aggessive, and then go through stretches where it's the COMPLETE opposite.
And it wasn't that Ben was passive in the first half, he was just missing everything he threw up. So I wouldn't say he was nowhere to be found, he was just shooting bricks like he's been doing for much of the summer league. But Ben takes some terrible shots though, and it looks like he lacks the ability to get some easy stuff for himself. Like, he can't break someone down and get in the paint/to the basket, so unless he just passes the ball all the time, he's stuck taking falling away 3's and shots over 3 defenders.
He has good athleticism though, but can't really showcase it unless he's filling a lane because he can't really dribble and he isn't the biggest of guys either.