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Bentil status in flux after shaky performances

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History maker Ben Bentil’s NBA future remains in doubt following an inconsistent start in the league for the Boston Celtics. The 6 foot 8 inch Power Forward has struggled to make an impact in the preseason scrimmage seeing his minutes reduce consistently.

In Utah, the Ghanaian averaged eight points and four rebounds in 15 minutes across three games registering 11 points and eight points in games against Philadelphia Sixers and home team Utah Jazz respectively. Bentil has since seen a downturn in minutes and production.

In two games played in the Las Vegas Summer League, the former Providence College scorer has scored just two points. Playing against Phoenix Suns, Bentil scored two points in just five minutes of play but registered no points in the next game against Dallas Mavericks.

However, his minutes spiked to 13 minutes as he registered four rebounds, two assists and a steal in Boston’s 88-82 win over the Mavericks.

Being drafted 51st by Boston in this year’s draft, Bentil became the first ever Ghanaian-born player in the NBA after an outstanding second year at Providence where he averaged 21 points and seven rebounds. His contract with Boston is non guaranteed.

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