There's a chance Ben turns it around next year, but I'd say the chances are slim, and it also depends on your definition of "turn it around".
Despite whatever transfers he does or doesn't land, and despite the potential of all players healthy, I don't see how anyone who watches Big Ten basketball will say Minnesota will finish above 13th out of 14 next year.
Sure, maybe we click on some transfers, and people who haven't played are big contributors, and our freshman who become sophomores all take that step in the right direction, middle of the conference in the Big Ten 8-10th place COULD happen, but you need so many things to go right for that to be a reasonable expectation. Vegas odds on the Gophers finishing above 10th place would be extremely long. Just look at what else the Big Ten conference has this year and how they lead into next year better than what we can project.
A finish in the 10-12th spot in the Big Ten might be enough improvement to show progress and buy more time, but even that seems unlikely at this juncture knowing our luck with injuries.
As a fan I'll continue to hope for the best, but top half of the Big Ten just isn't a reasonable ask for 2023-2024 by any measure.