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Henderson Wants To Stay With Cats

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[quote]Rick Bonnell: [url="http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html"]Restricted FA-to-be Gerald Henderson said he'd "absolutely" prefer to stay a Bobcat, all else being equal.[/url] "Bobcats have stuck with me, so if we can work it out, that would be a good thing."[url="http://hoopshype.com/twitter/media.html"]Twitter @rick_bonnel[/url][/quote]

Hopefully the Cats feel the same way and re-sign Hendo, he has been amazing these past two months.

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Maybe the light's finally gone off for him offensively???? He's been playing lights out lately.

Another thing, do you think Bis is turning the corner? He's been pretty impressive lately comparably. He's got a couple double double's a few 10-12 point games over the last two weeks.

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He's averaging 8 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blks, 1 stl and 1 assist per game over the last three games. Shooting 56 percent from the floor and 64% from the FT line.

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I'm 100% in if we can avoid the Wallace contract we handed out 6 years ago.

Not that he didn't deserve it, however - it just really hurt the team financially.

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i love how everyone was celebrating and Hendo's like "shut up!!! we gotta play D for another 4.7 seconds!!!"

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I wouldnt mind bring Hendo back, but its got to be at the right price. I honestly have no idea what kind of market there is for him around the league, if he had a reliable 3pt shot then I think some other team might splurge on an Aaron Afflalo type deal but playing on the bobcats probably hurts his value.

He is a restricted FA, so I could see him coming back on a 2 yr/ $12 mil deal or so if he cant find a long term deal somewhere

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I've heard Detroit is interested in him but that's about it.

Based on the city and living conditions alone I would choose Charlotte over Detroit.

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Gotta keep Hendo at a reasonable price. I do honestly believe that he can keep up the kind of play that he has been displaying of late. I think it is clear that he has been given the green light to score and be THAT guy. He has a smooth mid range game, post game, 3 pt shot is solid enough (not lights out by any stretch but when he shoots you know it can go in now), and the man is a good leader. I think pairing Kemba with Hendo for the future is a good look. Just need to add some good front court talent and I think we will be solid. Just my 2 cents

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I'm not 100% sure if Henderson is the starting SG of the future for the Bobcats (ideally you'd like to pair someone like Wiggins with Kemba and MKG), but I fully believe that he is capable of 18+ ppg on 47% shooting from the field and good defense (although his team defense has been atrocious this season -- more to do with the lack of coaching and defensive players around him imo as his individual defense is good and effort isn't lacking). The thing that I'd really like to see improvement in from Hendo is his ability to create plays for others. Some friends and I always joke around and call him Baby Kobe. Obviously he isn't close to Kobe, but he has a lot of refined moves that Kobe uses. Hendo is a fantastic mid range shooter (one of the best in the NBA), he's good around the basket, has been getting to the FT line lately, and has a nice post game. I honestly see no reason why he cannot keep this up and average 18-20 ppg on good shooting numbers. The tools are there, the hard work and dedication is there, and the the flashes are there.

I'd like to see him back at 3/18 if possible, but it of course depends completely on the market out there. Just don't overpay him.

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I just looked at some numbers for the month of March, and Hendo is averaging the following...

20.2 points per game
4.2 rebounds per game
3 assists per game

I would say that's a pretty solid month.

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meh he's more of a 6th man type. If he'll accept that role then I'd be fine with him staying

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He just put up another 35 point game. I don't see sixth men scoring 30+ at all much less three times in the span of 10 games. If Hendo can keep this pace up, he might just be what the doctor ordered for the Cats, a go to scorer.

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