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Gerald Henderson | Guard/Forward | #9

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
College: Duke
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (12) / CHA
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According to The Oregonian, the Blazers explored potential trades for Gerald Henderson at the deadline.
Hendo will be a free agent this summer, so the Blazers were probably just doing their due diligence. They have to be pretty relieved that they didn't trade him, as Henderson has become a key member of the second unit with averages of 10.3 points, 3.2 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 steals after the All-Star break. He will likely see minutes in the lower 20s during the playoffs. Apr 17 - 9:27 AM

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Gerald Henderson scored 17 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Heat, adding three boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

This was his 30th game of the season with double-digit points off the bench, and it's obvious that the Blazers love him. He will be a free agent this summer, but he said that he would "love" to re-sign with Portland. He's a solid bench presence for the Blazers, but he's only a fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Apr 3 - 12:47 AM

Gerald Henderson said he would "love" to re-sign with the Blazers this summer.

"I'd love to come back here," Henderson said. "If they want me back and we can come up with a contract that makes sense, then I'd love to come back here. This has been a great year. I was just telling the guys; this has probably been one of the most fun teams I've been on." Henderson has emerged as a leader off the bench, averaging 11.2 points, 3.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. To be clear, he's still only an option in deeper leagues.
Source: Oregon Live
Apr 2 - 11:48 AM

Gerald Henderson scored 15 points against the Celtics on Thursday with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

He's actually played well in his last five, averaging 11.2 points, 3.6 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys. Henderson is still only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Apr 1 - 2:01 AM

Damian Lillard praised Gerald Henderson's leadership abilities and called him a "soldier."

"He is one of those guys when it really gets tough out there, he’s one of those guys you know you can count on," Lillard said. "When the game gets a little rough, the other team gets going a little bit and you are up against it, some guys get quiet. Some guys shy away from it. But he got louder in the huddle.’’ Henderson stepped up on Friday with 19 points and six boards, but he's only averaging 20.8 minutes per game over his last five which limits his value to deeper leagues.
Source: CSN NW
Mar 20 - 11:21 AM

Terry Stotts said the Blazers "turned the corner when Gerald [Henderson] started feeling good."

Hendo is averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.7 3-pointers (1.0 TO) on 51.9 percent shooting over his last six games, and he's established himself as a critical part of Portland's rotation. Despite the solid play, Henderson has more value in reality than he does in fantasy.
Source: CSN NW
Feb 29 - 10:22 AM

Gerald Henderson had another nice game off Portland's bench on Sunday with 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting, four boards, three assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 23 minutes.

The Blazers didn't move their veteran backup at the deadline, opting to keep the team chemistry intact -- it's paying off with a string of victories that have Portland vying for the No. 6 seed in the West. Henderson's real-world value eclipses his fantasy appeal, however, as he's just a low-end source of points, 3-pointers and FG percentage, with minimal turnovers.
Feb 28 - 9:15 PM

Gerald Henderson's streak of double-digit scoring games ended on Sunday, as he came off the bench for just four points on 1-of-6 shooting, with four boards, one assist and one steal.

Henderson logged 22 minutes tonight but neither he nor Allen Crabbe (three points on 1-of-6 shooting) had it going. Henderson's recent play notwithstanding, his bench role is too limited for reliable use in 12-team leagues.
Feb 22 - 12:06 AM

Gerald Henderson had another productive outing off the Portland bench on Friday, registering 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 25 minutes.

Henderson has been earning 25.7 minutes a night over the past month to go with averages of 11.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals and just 0.4 turnovers per game, giving him some late-round appeal in 9-cat leagues. He's worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking some scoring with a trickle of steals, but he's not all that desirable of an asset in standard leagues.
Feb 20 - 2:40 AM

Gerald Henderson had 13 points (3-of-10 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), four rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes on Wednesday, marking his sixth straight game with double-digit points.

Henderson is healthy and productive, with an expiring $6 million contract, so the veteran may draw some trade interest as the deadline approaches. He doesn't typically contribute much beyond scoring and solid FT percentages, so it's hard to envision Henderson as a fantasy asset no matter where he finishes the season.
Feb 11 - 1:55 AM

Gerald Henderson scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

He played some important minutes as both teams went small. The Blazers are likely going to try and unload Henderson and his expiring contract, especially since guys like Allen Crabbe have stepped. He's only worth a look in deeper leagues.
Feb 9 - 12:38 AM

Damian Lillard attributes Gerald Henderson's recent success to him being healthy.

"I think he's just healthy," Lillard said. "He was coming off hip surgery, so it took some time for him to get in shape. He missed training camp. He had to get in shape, he had to get his rhythm back, he had to get his feel back, get comfortable with our sets, comfortable being out there with the guys. I think the last couple of weeks, you're starting to see him get comfortable. He's finally back." Henderson is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in February, but his expiring contract could draw some interest at the trade deadline.
Feb 7 - 9:13 AM

Gerald Henderson scored 14 points with nine rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

He has scored in double digits in four out of his last five games, but his recent spike in playing time could be because the Blazers are trying to boost his value prior to the trade deadline. Regardless, Henderson doesn't have much upside and his role with minutes in the lower 20s is not appealing, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 3 - 12:59 AM

Gerald Henderson scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Kings.

He added four boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer, and he has now played 21 or more minutes in two straight games. To be clear, the Blazers are probably just showcasing him for a trade and his game doesn't translate to fantasy very well, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues. We will let you know if he has another performance like this again, though.
Jan 27 - 12:50 AM

Gerald Henderson chipped in 19 points, five rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes vs. the Nuggets on Sunday, making 6-of-14 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs in the Blazers' road win.

Henderson hadn't scored double-digit points in nearly two weeks, and this random outburst vs. a poor defense doesn't alter his outlook. It's nice to see the veteran healthy and productive, but he shouldn't budge from the waiver wire.
Jan 4 - 12:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Brian Roberts
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Gerald Henderson
3Pat Connaughton
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Allen Crabbe
3Luis Montero
PF1Moe Harkless
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
4Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Chris Kaman