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Gerald Henderson | Guard/Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
College: Duke
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Gerald Henderson is going to compete for the starting small forward spot with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Hendo was probably way out in front heading into the offseason, but MKG has shown up in great shape and he's impressed coach Steve Clifford with his improved jump-shot mechanics. Regardless, it's not worth drafting either guy in most formats right now. Sep 29 - 7:34 PM

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Coach Steve Clifford said Gerald Henderson can play both wing spots with the Hornets this season.

"Some shooting guards can play small forward, but only in certain matchups," Clifford said. "He can play [either position] against almost anybody." Henderson hasn't been a per-minute stat guy, so he's going to have a tough time being a consistent asset in most fantasy leagues.
Sep 13 - 9:40 PM

Gerald Henderson admitted that he had an "up-and-down" 2013-14 season, but he's ready to compete for playing time in the Hornets' crowded wing rotation.

The five-year veteran started all 77 games in which he played last year, but shot only 43.3 percent from the field. Lance Stephenson is a lock to start at SG which leaves Henderson battling Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeff Taylor for the SF job, where he has played one-fifth of his minutes throughout his career. The additional presence of Gary Neal and rookie P.J. Hairston makes it questionable whether Henderson can match last year's 32.0 minutes per game, something fantasy owners should keep in mind on draft day.

The Hornets reportedly offered Gerald Henderson and the 24th pick to get Arron Afflalo, according to

He still has two years and $12 million left on his deal, so it's not just about talent. The Hornets are looking to make some room for offseason moves, but they do want to get some improved 3-point shooting. Henderson could wind up being dealt tonight.
Jun 26 - 6:41 PM

Gerald Henderson underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to remove scar tissue.

His wrist will be in a cast for about two weeks before he will begin the rehab process. This sounds like a minor surgery and it should not affect his status for the 2014-15 season. The Hornets could look to draft a shooting guard with their ninth pick, which may affect Henderson's playing time a bit. His numbers fell off a bit and he only returned 13th-round value in his 77 games last season.
May 23 - 11:59 AM

Gerald Henderson scored 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and a block on Friday.

Henderson slowed down in his last game but this works just fine for owners and the Bobcats are looking at a four-game week in the next scoring period. He should be in most lineups.
Mar 28 - 9:56 PM

Gerald Henderson was cooking against the Blazers on Saturday with 23 points, eight boards, five assists, one stew, one block and two 3-pointers.

He shot 8-of-11 from the field and hit all five free throw attempts to make this an eight-cat line. It's probably his best game of the season and tonight was also the third time in franchise history Henderson, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson each topped 20 points in a game. His 3-point shot is dropping with multiple makes in four of his last five, averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 triples. He's worth a look while he's hot.
Mar 22 - 9:39 PM

Gerald Henderson hit 6-of-13 shots and another 3-pointer for 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's loss.

Henderson has now hit seven 3-pointers over his last four games after totaling just 22 of then on the entire season prior to his four-game run. And if he's going to keep knocking them down, he looks like a nice add in most leagues. He's averaging 13.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games on 54 percent shooting.
Mar 19 - 11:57 PM

Gerald Henderson scored 16 points in 29 minutes against the Hawks on Monday with three boards, one assist and two 3-pointers.

He had one of the more embarrassing plays of the season as he was rejected by the rim. Henderson continues to shoot treys and he's had the best stretch of his career from downtown with two in each of his last three. It would be nice to know this would continue, but he's still not taking enough attempts to suggest he'll keep it up.
Mar 17 - 9:26 PM

Gerald Henderson made 6-of-7 from the field with two 3-pointers for his 14 points against the Bucks on Sunday with five boards, six assists, one steal and one block.

It's the second game in a row in which he's hit multiple treys, which is a surprise because he has never accomplished that feat in his entire NBA career. Henderson has been solid since his return from a calf injury over his last three with averages of 12.3 points, 3.3 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.3 steals and 1.3 triples. He's a low-end guy in standard leagues.
Mar 16 - 4:31 PM

Gerald Henderson (calf) returned to action in Wednesday' win over the Wizards, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with one rebound and two blocks in 27 minutes.

Hendo has been a deep league guy all season and the emergence of Chris Douglas-Roberts and arrival of Gary Neal will do him no favors in that regard.
Mar 12 - 10:19 PM

Gerald Henderson (calf) will start against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He missed five games with his calf strain and there's no word just yet on how many minutes he'll see. The Bobcats fared well without him going 3-2 and the two losses were at Miami and Memphis, so the drop off to Chris Douglas-Roberts was almost non-existent. Henderson's stats haven't been there, so he's not a must-pickup guy in standard leagues. Meanwhile, CDR is about as obsolete as a portable CD player right now.
Mar 12 - 5:38 PM

Gerald Henderson (calf) shot around without any setbacks on Wednesday and he's on pace to play vs. the Wizards.

Henderson's return is great for the Bobcats' playoff hunt but it won't have profound fantasy fallout since he's been a borderline option in 32+ minutes all season. Chris Douglas-Roberts will likely move back to the bench with Henderson healthy.
Mar 12 - 12:52 PM

Gerald Henderson (calf) thinks he'll be ready to play against the Wizards on Wednesday.

Henderson was reportedly moving well during Tuesday's practice and coach Steve Clifford said Henderson will start against the Wizards if he is able to go. Assuming Henderson suits up Wednesday, Chris Douglas-Roberts' fantasy value would take a hit as he moves back to a reserve role.
Mar 11 - 1:04 PM

Gerald Henderson (calf) will not play against the Nuggets on Monday.

This will be his fifth game out of the lineup and he was expected to be re-evaluated today. Henderson should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards. Chris Douglas-Roberts will get the start again and has been very effective over his last four. He's a solid plug-and-play in a plus matchup.
Mar 10 - 5:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
4D.J. White
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell