This is how you handle a contract extension.
The Cavs and Tristan Thompson should be paying attention.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Bucks and bigman John Henson have agreed to a 4-year, $44 million dollar contract extension that can rise to $48 million if incentives are hit.
This extension will keep Henson with the Bucks through the 2019-2020 season.
Henson has always performed remarkably well in small roles, now he should see significantly more minutes with the departures ofÂ Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia. Â He’ll play in the frontcourt with the newly acquired Greg Monroe and second-year star Jabari Parker.
Henson was fifth in the NBA in blocked shots last season, while playing only 18 minutes a night.
Just for fun, let’s compare the per-36 numbers of Henson against Tristan Thompson.
Henson, a 6-11, 24-year-old power forward: Â 13.8 pointsÂ / 9.1 reboundsÂ / 4.0 blocks / 0.8 steals
Thompson, 6-9. 24-year-old power forward: Â 11.4 points / 10.8 rebounds / 1.0 block / 0.6 steals
Henson signed a 4-year, $44 million dollar deal while Thompson was insulted byÂ a 5-year, $80 million offer.
I know who I’d rather have on my team, that’s for sure.