Bennedict Mathurin

Bennedict Mathurin

21-Year-Old GuardG
Indiana Pacers
OFS
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 10/1/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Mathurin finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting last year, and he's looking like he will be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate sooner than later if he continues coming off the bench. The sophomore from Arizona averaged 16.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.3 three-pointers on 43.4 percent shooting in 28.5 minutes. He did that damage despite being a reserve in 61 of 78 games. It's possible but unclear if he'll start as a sophomore. Seeing a rookie be so productive off the bench is a really encouraging sign for the future, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the newly-acquired Bruce Brown start ahead of him. There's also a chance Buddy Hield comes off the pine, but all three of these guys should swallow up the majority of the shooting guard and small forward minutes. Mathurin has the benefit of playing with one of the best distributors in the NBA (Tyrese Haliburton), making him a candidate to eclipse 20 points per game this year. His next step is to add more stat-stuffing because his other averages are lacking. A 21-year-old has the ability to improve on those facets, though, and we expect Mathurin to take a leap in his sophomore season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $13.5 million contract with the Pacers in July of 2022. Pacers exercised $7.25 million team option for 2024-25 in October of 2023. Contract includes $9.19 million team option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Bennedict Richard Felder Mathurin was born June 19, 2002 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mathurin is of Haitian descent and speaks English, French and Creole. His sister, Jennifer, played college basketball at NC State, and his brother passed away at age 15 when Bennedict was 12. Mathurin grew up playing hockey and football as well as competing with the Quebec provincial basketball team. In 2018, he became the first Canadian-born player to join the NBA Academy Latin America in Mexico City. In 2020, Mathurin committed to playing college basketball at the University of Arizona. During his 2020-21 freshman season, the Wildcat started 12 of 26 appearances and averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.0 minutes per game. Mathurin was then named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. Also in 2021, Mathurin played for Canada at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup, averaging 16.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28 minutes per game as the team took home the bronze medal. As a sophomore, he started all 37 appearances and averaged 17.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.6 minutes. The guard was named Consensus All-American Second Team and Pac-12 Player of the Year. Mathurin declared for the 2022 NBA Draft following his sophomore year and was selected sixth overall by the Indiana Pacers.

Undergoing season-ending surgery
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Out For Season
March 9, 2024
The Pacers announced Saturday that Mathurin will undergo season-ending surgery in the near future to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
On Thursday, Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said that Mathurin would have his injured shoulder re-evaluated following the team's three-game road trip that concludes Tuesday in Oklahoma City. After further evaluation, however, Mathurin will now go under the knife and have his sophomore season cut short. With Indiana trading Buddy Hield prior to the deadline, Mathurin had moved into a larger role coming out of the All-Star break, but Mathurin's absence for the rest of the season will likely open up more minutes for Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Nesmith and Ben Sheppard on the wing. Mathurin is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2024-25 season and will finish the 2023-24 campaign with averages of 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 three-pointers in 26.1 minutes per game over 59 appearances.
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How does Bennedict Mathurin compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Defensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Assist %
    An estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while they were on the floor.
  • Steal %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Block %
    An estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while they were on the floor.
  • Turnover %
    An estimate of turnovers committed per 100 plays.
  • Usage %
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True Shooting %
56.2%
 
Effective Field Goal %
50.7%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
32.3%
 
Free Throw Rate
33.8%
 
Offensive Rebound %
4.4%
 
Defensive Rebound %
12.8%
 
Total Rebound %
8.6%
 
Assist %
9.9%
 
Steal %
1.0%
 
Block %
0.7%
 
Turnover %
9.8%
 
Usage %
23.4%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
23.1
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.9
 
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Struggling of late
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February 12, 2024
Mathurin has compiled just 15 points on 4-for-21 shooting since Indiana traded Buddy Hield to Philadelphia on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Mathurin profiled as a major beneficiary of Hield being traded, as it signified his developmental priority to the organization as well as a sizable vacating of minutes in the rotation. However, Andrew Nembhard has been leaned on, with Mathurin topping out at 24 minutes over that span and seeing his playing time drop in two straight contests. Mathurin has posted single-digit points in 13 of his 51 appearances this season after doing so in just 14 of 78 appearances as a rookie last year.
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
On Draft night, it looked as though Mathurin would be joining a fairly crowded backcourt, but the Pacers swiftly shipping Malcolm Brogdon to Boston seemingly clears the way for the No. 6 overall pick to start alongside Tyrese Haliburton. If the Pacers end up moving one or both of Myles Turner and Buddy Hield -- a distinct possibility -- then Mathurin would have an even clearer path to elevated usage in Year 1. The Arizona product was one of the standouts of Summer League, where he cobbled together averages of 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.7 made threes in just 22.4 minutes per game (three appearances). A very good athlete with prototypical size, Mathurin should be able to adapt well to the NBA game, and playing alongside a strong playmaker in Haliburton will only ease the transition. Like any rookie guard, Mathurin will have to prove that he's not a drag on field goal percentage, and ideally, his frame and aggressiveness would translate to a higher steal rate. But as long as Mathurin can shoot the ball even relatively efficiently, he'll be in an excellent position to play a ton of minutes and push for a top-100 finish.
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Out next three games
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Out For Season
March 7, 2024
Head coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday that Mathurin (shoulder) will miss the Pacers' next three games, Tony East of SI.com reports.
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Ruled out for Thursday
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Out For Season
March 6, 2024
Mathurin has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves due to a right shoulder sprain.
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Cleared to play
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March 5, 2024
Mathurin (foot) is available for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.
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Added to injury report
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Out For Season
March 5, 2024
Mathurin is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas due to left foot soreness.
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Back to bench
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March 1, 2024
Mathurin will return to a reserve role for Friday's game against the Pelicans,
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