Petr Benda is a dependable veteran in the Czech ranks. He is notorious for his dedication, as shown by the fact that he has only changed his club twice in his long career after leaving his native Jihlava. He has won eight consecutive Czech League titles with Nymburk after joining them in 2007. Approaching his mid-30s, Benda has been slowed by injuries in recent years but has slipped into the role of reliable backup gracefully, tallying 7 points and 3 rebounds per game domestically for Nymburk in 2014-15. In Eurocup action, those averages climbed to 9.5 points and 4.5 boards. His experience provides stability for the Czech locker-room and he will bang bodies in the post with anyone, using his veteran nous to keep opponents at bay. His jumper remains, and any defender who sags off him at the top of the key does so at their peril.