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John Henson | Center/Forward | #31

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 229
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (14) / MLW
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John Henson (back soreness) has been ruled out of Sunday's Game 4.
No surprise here, as Henson was listed as doubtful after sitting out Game 3. Thon Maker gave the Bucks a huge lift in Game 3 with 14 points, five rebounds, five blocks and three triples, and we should see more of Jabari Parker and Tyler Zeller as well. Apr 22 - 11:29 AM

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John Henson (back soreness) is doubtful for Sunday's Game 4 vs. Boston.

He did not play in Game 3 and was ruled out almost two hours before tip time, so he wasn't close for that one. Thon Maker was one of the heroes for Game 3 with five blocks and 14 points, but he'll likely come off the bench behind Tyler Zeller. Jabari Parker is the clear winner here as the Bucks will go smaller more often.
Apr 21 - 2:45 PM

John Henson (back) will not play on Friday against the Celtics.

That's bad news for the Bucks because Henson has been solid and he's also been in six of the seven most-used lineups in this series. With him out, that should mean Tyler Zeller gets a bump in minutes, but the Bucks would almost certainly be looking to run out more lineups with Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five. That should open up minutes for Jabari Parker.
Apr 20 - 7:47 PM

John Henson (back soreness) is doubtful for Friday's Game 3 vs. Boston.

This is the first we've heard a back issue for Henson. He logged over 37 minutes in each of the first two games of this series, averaging 9.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. The Bucks will lose their best rim protector if Henson is unable to suit up on Friday night. Thon Maker and Tyler Zeller would see a significant uptick in minutes in his absence. Milwaukee might also choose to go small, and give Jabari Parker additional playing time.
Apr 20 - 10:49 AM

John Henson swatted six shots in Sunday's 113-107 overtime loss to Boston.

Henson scored seven points and grabbed six boards to go with the blocks, and his 37 minutes of action should tell you everything you need to know about Thon Maker's (DNP-CD) role in this series.
Apr 15 - 4:51 PM

John Henson (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic, as expected.

He was probable, and now we have official confirmation. Joining Henson in the starting five will be Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Tony Snell and Jabari Parker.
Apr 9 - 6:45 PM

John Henson (right ankle) is probable to play Monday against the Magic.

This is the first we're hearing of an ankle issue for Henson, but given that he's probable, it seems like a minor thing. He should be out there tonight, and he's worth deploying for anyone seeking some swats.
Apr 9 - 2:54 PM

John Henson (sprained finger) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday, scoring eight points (3-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with five assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes.

Henson is a reliable source of blocks and boards, and his typically lousy FT% isn't too painful since he rarely gets to the line. He's worth playing for big-man stats, in other words, and could even see more minutes with Thon Maker recovering from a strained groin.
Apr 1 - 11:15 PM

John Henson (sprained finger) will start vs. Denver on Sunday.

Thon Maker (groin) is out tonight, too, which means Henson and Tyler Zeller should see increased minutes.
Apr 1 - 6:44 PM

John Henson (sprained finger) remains questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

Henson participated in the morning shootaround, but coach Joe Prunty said he wasn't sure if he would be cleared by the medical team. We'd expect him to warm up which means he'll likely end up being a game-time call along with Thon Maker (groin). If Henson can't go, Tyler Zeller could be looking at another start and had two points, five rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal in 28 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.
Apr 1 - 1:09 PM

John Henson is out for Friday night against the Lakers and Tyler Zeller will start in his place.

It's a late scratch for Henson. Coach Joe Prunty said the plan was to start Henson about 60 minutes ago, so maybe that "plan" part of his quote was a small hint he was dinged up. Zeller may see a decent amount of minutes tonight.
Mar 30 - 9:50 PM

John Henson scored four points on 2-of-7 shooting Thursday, to go with five rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

Henson struggled to get his shot to drop, but he came through with the swats, and did a nice job of finding the open man with his five dimes. He’s been solid with the dimes over the past seven, dishing out 2.7 assists per contest to go with averages of 8.3 points, 7.1 boards and 1.6 swats on 50.0% shooting. He’s worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 30 - 1:28 AM

John Henson scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting Sunday to go with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and just one turnover in 29 minutes.

This is pretty much your prototypical Henson line, and he's been playing particularly well over the past few weeks with averages of 9.3 points, 7.6 boards, 1.9 dimes, 1.6 blocks and just 0.6 turnovers per game on 52.8% shooting from the field and 66.7% from the stripe. He only gets to the line 1.7 times a game, so the lame free throw shooting doesn't affect you that much, and he should be owned in way more than just 35% of Yahoo! Leagues.
Mar 25 - 6:49 PM

John Henson ended up with 14 points across 31 minutes in Friday's 120-112 victory against the Knicks.

Henson was a very effective 5-of-7 from the field when called upon at the offensive end, but suffered a minor knee tweak when Frank Ntilikina's knee caught the inside of Henson's knee. He was in pain for about a minute, but he stayed in the game and looked fine. He also chipped in with four rebounds, four blocked shots, two assists and a steal. Henson tied a season best with the four swats. Next up is a trip to Memphis on Monday, kicking off a three-game week.
Mar 9 - 10:57 PM

John Henson played 20 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday, scoring six points with six rebounds, one assist and one block.

Tyler Zeller didn't play and Thon Maker was a DNP-CD in this game, so the Bucks went with a ton of no-C lineups. The matchup was obviously a factor, but the Bucks will likely be looking to go with more Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five. Henson has been fairly quiet since the break, so he's a drop candidate in most leagues.
Mar 7 - 10:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Malcolm Brogdon
3Matthew Dellavedova
4Xavier Munford
5Brandon Jennings
SG1Tony Snell
2Jason Terry
3Sterling Brown
SF1Khris Middleton
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Jabari Parker
3D.J. Wilson
C1John Henson
2Thon Maker
3Tyler Zeller
4Marshall Plumlee