This guy has been a frustrating player to watch since he came into the league. Perhaps through no fault of his own, Gerald Henderson has gotten better at the things he was already good at coming out of Duke (perimeter defense, slashing, being athletic), but he hasn’t gotten better at things he wasn’t good at (perimeter shooting, passing).
Still, he’s one of the better players on Charlotte’s roster.
Last year, Hendo led the ‘Cats in scoring at 15.1 points a game. It was a pretty solid jump in scoring for the former Dukee; the year before he scored less than 10 points per game.
He also grabbed 4.1 rebounds per game, dished out 2.3 assists per game and shot 45 percent from the field.
If he could learn how to shoot three-pointers this off season, he might have a most improved player type of year next season.
For his career, Henderson has shot just 22 percent from behind the arc. For a shooting guard in the NBA, that’s not going to get it done.
For the Bobcats to get better next year, Henderson has to up his scoring totals and become an even better defender.
If he has one thing going for him, it’s that NBA players don’t like to play against him. Last year NBA-ers voted him one of the dirtiest players in the league.