We need to STOP grooming players for contending teams. If we let him walk, we are hitting the reset button again on yet another position. And whoever we would draft to replace him probably won't be averaging 15.5 ppg without being a liability on the defensive end.
Henderson is one of the few players we drafted that actually turned out to be a solid pick. He is a great defender, smart player and still developing. He now is entering his Prime and with the new staff- I only see bigger and better things from him.
Now I'm not saying break the bank for him, I'm saying give him a solid, market value contract- maybe even a little above to make sure he stays (let's be honest, this is Charlotte). I don't think a 3-4 year contract @ $5 mil a year is too steep (not my money, lol)
Kemba and Sessions and Hendo have combined to become a pretty solid back court. If we give the man what he is worth then we can focus on those other 3 front court positions in the draft and FA, this year and next.