Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Henderson had a left left hip debridement arthroscopy on Tuesday and is expected to be ready for training camp.

Henderson was traded to Portland in late June and overall the news appears to be positive regarding the procedure. Assuming his health permits, Henderson is in a great position to be the Trail Blazers' starting shooting guard to start the season with the departures of both Wesley Matthews and Aaron Afflalo, but he definitely lacks the shooting stroke that both those players presented.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Henderson and Noah Vonleh were traded to the Trail Blazers for Nicolas Batum on Wednesday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Henderson recently exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, but instead of playing for the Hornets during the upcoming season, he could jump into the Blazers' starting backcourt next to Damian Lillard. Henderson is coming off a relatively down season where he averaged just 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 29 minutes, so hopefully the change of scenery helps to spark a return to form.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Henderson has officially exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season.

Henderson averaged 12.1 points and 3.4 rebounds last season, and he'll opt in to remain with the Hornets for final year of his deal, which will pay him $6 million. While Henderson is a serviceable shooting guard option, he's limited as a perimeter player and struggles as a three-point shooter. Henderson connected on a career-best 45 threes in 2014-15, but that ranked just 54th in the league among shooting guards.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Henderson's production dropped off a bit this season, as he posted averages of 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 29 minutes per game. This was, however, Henderson's healthiest season of his career, playing in a career-high 80 games and starting in 72 for the Hornets.

The statistical drop-off was expected for Henderson with the arrival of free agent Lance Stephenson this season. And while Stephenson dominated the court time to start the year, as his production declined, so did his minutes. This allowed Henderson to step into a more prominent role for Charlotte, one that he had been used to having in years prior. Near the end of the year, Henderson was dominating most of the minutes as a shooting guard and a small forward and producing his best numbers of the year. His most productive month was March, where is scored in double-figures in 15 of 17 games and recorded 20-plus points in five of those. He also posted two double-doubles and finished the month with averages of 15.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Henderson had fairly consistent fantasy value because of his ability to contribute in multiple categories. He did not always post a high volume of rebounds or assists, but he always sure to contribute at least something on top of scoring every night. If Henderson at least gets minutes like he did after the All-Star break (32 per game) next season, he will look to be a strong contributor once again. The only question for Henderson is where he will be next season, as while he does have a $6 million player option he can execute for next season, he is unsure of what he wants to do. Henderson has stated that while he would like to stay in Charlotte, he is seeking a longer-term deal if possible.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 4 months ago

Henderson said he's unsure whether or not he'll exercise his player option for next season, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Henderson holds a $6 million option for the 2015-16 season, and he said he hasn't given the decision much thought yet. A 2008 draftee of the then-Bobcats, Henderson said he'd like to remain in Charlotte, though he'll likely seek a longer-term deal if possible.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 5 months ago

Henderson scored 23 points (10-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with two assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Nets.

He tied for the team lead in points, but Henderson also turned the ball over on the Hornets' final possession when they might have had a chance to tie the game. Henderson is now averaging 16.0 points in eight games since Kemba Walker rejoined the lineup, and at this point doesn't seem likely to lose his spot as the starting two guard.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 6 months ago

Henderson scored 17 points (7-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with 11 assists and six rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Kings.

Kemba Walker returned from his knee injury Wednesday but only in a limited role off the bench, giving Henderson at least one more chance to shine. Once Walker is ready to assume his usual spot in the starting lineup, however, expect Henderson's fantasy value to take a big hit.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 6 months ago

Henderson scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Nets.

He's on a nice roll, scoring in double digits in five straight games, but with Kemba Walker (knee) back at practice and close to returning to action, once of Henderson or Mo Williams will be losing their starting job in the near future. If Henderson gets bumped to the bench, his fantasy value will likely take a big hit.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 6 months ago

Henderson is dealing with some soreness in his right wrist but will play in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, the Charlotte Observer reports.Henderson's injury can likely be chalked up to the normal wear and tear of the season. He will likely be deployed as usual but the Hornets should monitor his wrist to see if he needs some time off the court in the future to rest.

Gerald Henderson SG/SF POR 7 months ago

Henderson scored 13 points (2-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 9-9 FT), to go with four rebounds, and three assists in 24 minutes on Sunday.

Henderson certainly finds ways to score and Charlotte really needs him to with Kemba Walker out. If your team needs a scoring boost Henderson is worth a look, but he doesn't offer much beyond that.