John Henson

John HensonThe Milwaukee Bucks continue to show why they’re one of the fasting rising organizations in basketball today.

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 of Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia.  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:  13.8 points / 9.1 rebounds / 4.0 blocks / 0.8 steals
Thompson, 6-9. 24-year-old power forward:  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 by a 5-year, $80 million offer.

I know who I’d rather have on my team, that’s for sure.


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