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Gerald Henderson Trade Rumors

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I dont see a sign and trade at this point.  He either re-signs for a few years or signs the 1 year qualifying offer and becomes a free agent next summer

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The guard market is a bit dry at the moment.

Either way..sign long term or qualifying offer it will be good for the team...incentive for GH to have a great year.

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Gerald Henderson is one of the few players that we drafted (and kept) that has had a successful career.

Here's to hoping they figure out something soon.

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His inability to stay healthy for a full season is his greatest downfall. I wonder if that is his main concern from the front office. He has all the tools, ability and production to be a starter in the league.

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With Hendo reportedly requesting in the ballpark of $8-9mil a year I think the Bobcats are asking themselves if he is our long term shooting guard or if we want to take a run at guys like Paul George in free agency next off season and upgrade over Henderson for the price he is asking.

 

I would love to sign him to a $5-6mil a year contract because we can maintain flexibility with next year's offseason and still be active in competitive.  Signing him to a big boy contract like he wants means he is out starter for years to come.  He is a good and productive starter, but if they think they can bring in an upgrade at his position next season for any amount of money then they should not sign him simply just because we drafted him.

 

With all of the salary cap maneuvering that Rich Cho has been doing to create flexibility, he is not going to use it all up just because we can.  That is why we were stuck with Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson as our core players, because we overpaid them and had no choice but to stick with them as our go-to guys.

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He should play on his qualifying offer and if he has a great year this year, we should hook him up.  Injury history is the only thing I could understand on Bobcats part of being weary.

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He should play on his qualifying offer and if he has a great year this year, we should hook him up.  Injury history is the only thing I could understand on Bobcats part of being weary.

I agree to an extent.

 

The Bobcats should also be weary of Henderson's production, which in my opinion is why he was not offered a lucrative deal from other teams in free agency.  Outsider's perspective is.... Henderson was an above average player for a below average team and potentially the best player on the worst team in the league which would only inflate his statistics and value.

 

The Bobcats have literally upgraded at every single position whether through new personnel or via an experience upgrade (one more year under the belt for MKG & Kemba).  It will be a true test to see Gerald Henderson's market value if he stays with the Bobcats, playing for a team with more than one scoring option as I don't believe Henderson's statistics will ever be as high as they were at the end of last season as long as we have a healthy roster.

 

Gerald Henderson is making the smartest business decision he can which is to try to get teams to buy while his stock is as high as it will be for the next few years.  He will not maintain the same production with next years roster:

 

2012:                    2013:

PG: Kemba        < Kemba +1 year exp

SG: Henderson  < Henderson +1 year exp

SF: MKG            < MKG +1 year exp

PF: Biyombo      < Cody Zeller

C: Mullens          < Al Jefferson

 

Note*: I like Henderson and he could very well prove me wrong, but this is just the thought process on why he is asking for more money than anyone (Bobcats included) believes he is worth.

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With Hendo reportedly requesting in the ballpark of $8-9mil a year I think the Bobcats are asking themselves if he is our long term shooting guard or if we want to take a run at guys like Paul George in free agency next off season and upgrade over Henderson for the price he is asking.

I would love to sign him to a $5-6mil a year contract because we can maintain flexibility with next year's offseason and still be active in competitive. Signing him to a big boy contract like he wants means he is out starter for years to come. He is a good and productive starter, but if they think they can bring in an upgrade at his position next season for any amount of money then they should not sign him simply just because we drafted him.

With all of the salary cap maneuvering that Rich Cho has been doing to create flexibility, he is not going to use it all up just because we can. That is why we were stuck with Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson as our core players, because we overpaid them and had no choice but to stick with them as our go-to guys.

With Gordon coming off the cap it would be a perfect storm to go after Paul George hard!!

He would be a perfect fit if all goes as envisioned with the roster...early draft guys be dammed!!

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You could also argue that the addition of Zeller and Jefferson could increase his production though.  When there is one or two people on the court that can score at all (Kemba and Henderson last year) it's much easier to guard than when you have those two players, AND Jefferson and Zeller.  Jefferson will command double teams, leaving others open, and in Zeller, you have a guy who can shoot the mid-range or even drive.  His defense is great also.

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