Mar 12, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson (9) reacts to a call during the second half against the Boston Celtics at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats Exploring Henderson Trades

After a breakdown in contract negotiations, the Charlotte Bobcats are exploring sign-and-trade possibilities for restricted free agent Gerald Henderson, according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Bobcats extended a $4.5 million qualifying offer to Henderson before the start of free agency. He has a $7.7 million cap hold. The Bobcats have the right to match any offer sheet he signs, but interest looks to be low.

 The news doesn’t necessarily mean that Henderson won’t re-sign with the team. The Bobcats could likely just be doing their dilligence assuming they won’t meet Henderson’s demands. If an opportunity to acquire a similar asset presents itself, they would be smart to consider. Henderson could also sign his qualifying offer for next season and become an unrestricted free agent in 2014.

With the changes made to the Bobcats frontcourt, a sign-and-trade would logically result in a different guard coming to Charlotte. Monta Ellis is arguably the top guard available and the Bobcats are one of the teams with interest. Ellis isn’t believed to be returning to the Milwaukee Bucks and a sign-and-trade has long been speculated for his departure.

 

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