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John Henson | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 220
College: North Carolina
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John Henson adding weight and strength "should pay off as the Bucks opening-game starting center," according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Time.
This is a bit of a surprise considering Henson lost minutes to Jeff Adrien while Larry Sanders will be 100 percent healthy for training camp. The only thing clear about the Bucks starting five is that it's a mess right now, and that's especially true in the frontcourt. Henson has only really come around as a rebounder, so he may have to add some skills to go with his added weight before coach Jason Kidd says anything about him starting. Aug 26 - 7:12 PM

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The Bucks' physical therapy and training director, Chris McKenzie, said that John Henson "finally put some weight on" this summer.

McKenzie also singled out Khris Middleton for extraordinary work in the training room this summer, but reserved his most effusive praise for Henson. "I can't wait until people get to see John Henson," McKenzie said. "He really can do things [physically] that he couldn't do [last season]." Henson flashed tremendous potential last year and could be a fantasy steal if coach Jason Kidd turns him loose, but his role is somewhat uncertain with Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders still in Milwaukee.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 17 - 4:43 PM

John Henson is available to be traded by the Bucks this offseason, according to the Racine Journal Times.

The Bucks know they are in the midst of a major rebuilding project after their 2013 offseason was one of the worst in recent memory. Henson has some talent and his length has really made him a plus rebounder and shot blocker, but he's not a franchise-type big man.
Jun 23 - 11:31 AM

John Henson scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting with six rebounds and two steals in Friday's win.

Henson logged 30 minutes off the bench but there is no guarantee that Larry Drew lets him loose, even at this late stage of the season. He's a high-risk, high-reward pickup right now.
Apr 12 - 1:52 AM

John Henson finally broke out on Saturday night vs. the Raptors with 23 points, nine boards, six assists, one steal and three blocks in 39 minutes.

It's about time, right? Henson led the NBA in blocks back in December, but he's been a ghost possibly due to an ankle injury and terrible team chemistry. He has the potential to be an elite big man for fantasy owners, so we have no problem with picking him up in hopes he can keep the party going. That said, there is a lot of risk and we'd feel more comfortable waiting to see if he can do it again based on how bad he's looked the past month.
Apr 5 - 11:06 PM

John Henson logged 30 minutes vs. the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, two assists and two steals.

He didn't block any shots and missed both free throw attempts. Henson's two misses dropped him below 50 percent from the line on the year and also below 1.0 blocks per game in March. He's a not doing enough for his owners right now.
Mar 29 - 11:53 PM

John Henson scored 10 points vs. the Lakers on Thursday with seven boards, one assist, two steals and one block in 26 minutes.

There is some added opportunity for Henson here, but coach Larry Drew hasn’t really been comfortable playing Henson significant minutes. The good news is he did play 36 minutes back on Mar. 16, so it’s certainly possible he can stay above 30. On the down side, he isn’t blocking shots like he used to and he shot just 32.6 percent from the line in his previous 19 games since the break.
Mar 27 - 11:02 PM

John Henson came off the bench against the Warriors and put up 13 points, six boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

He shot 3-of-6 from the line, which has really been a sore subject. Henson is just 4-of-12 from the line in his last four games and only has two blocks, so the cons are outweighing the pros these days. While he did lead the NBA in blocks back in December, that was a long time ago. Fantasy owners can look at other guys instead of the 23-year-old Tarheel.
Mar 21 - 1:39 AM

John Henson played just 16 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's overtime loss to Portland.

He had six points and one rebound, and as long as he's not starting for the Bucks, he shouldn't be starting for your fantasy team, either. However, on nights when Ersan Ilyasova is getting a rest, Henson might be worth a plug-and-play.
Mar 19 - 1:25 AM

John Henson was busy on offense against the Bobcats on Sunday with 15 shots from the field, making just six of them for 12 points with seven boards and three assists in 36 minutes.

It's the most playing time he's received since Feb. 10 after averaging just 23.8 minutes per game in his previous 10 games. Henson's stats don't look very appealing to fantasy owners in that stretch, averaging 9.2 points, 6.2 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.3 steals on 57.6 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from the line. That said, his uptick in minutes today might be enough to pick him up in some formats even though Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) did not play.
Mar 16 - 3:56 PM

John Henson will start in place of injured Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) for Sunday's game vs. the Bobcats.

Henson really hasn't done much lately, averaging just 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.0 block, in 23 minutes through nine games in March. Perhaps the injury to Ersan will allow Henson to get into 30 minute territory, but it's anyone's guess with Larry Drew at the helm. Still, Henson makes for an interesting plug-and-play on Sunday as he's averaged 12.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks as the starting power forward.
Mar 16 - 12:00 PM

John Henson's playing time dipped for the third straight game on Saturday, as he scored nine points with five rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 20 minutes.

He came in averaging 1.7 blocks over the Bucks' past five games but didn't have any vs. New York -- the only Bucks player who did block a shot was Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished with seven points, three boards, two steals, one block in 27 minutes off the bench. Henson is nothing more than a blocks specialist unless his playing time increases.
Mar 15 - 3:09 PM

John Henson was solid against the Hawks on Thursday with 12 points, five boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes.

He's been in double figures for scoring in each of his last five games while shooting a pristine 67.5 percent from the field. Henson was able to put up averages of 11.2 points, 6.6 boards, 1.6 blocks and 0.4 steals in 25.4 minutes. He's a terrible free throw shooter, but he makes sense as a pickup for those who need blocks.
Mar 13 - 10:39 PM

John Henson started for the Bucks with Ersan Ilyasova out with an ankle injury, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks on 5-of-8 shooting in 32 minutes.

There's no word on how long Ilyasova will be out, but Henson's value obviously increases with Ilyasova in street clothes.
Mar 12 - 12:11 AM

John Henson will start for the Bucks on Tuesday with Ersan Ilysova (ankle) unavailable.

Henson has been quiet in March but the prospect of a starting job, even temporarily, is music to his owners' ears -- in 21 starts he's averaged 13.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks this season. Just keep in mind that Jeff Adrien may still be a thorn in his side, and Ilyasova could return as soon as Thursday's game vs. the Hawks, at which point Henson may shift straight back to the bench.
Mar 11 - 6:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Nate Wolters
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Jabari Parker
2Jared Dudley
3Khris Middleton
4Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
4Chris Wright
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant