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John Henson | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 230
College: North Carolina
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The Bucks are reportedly exploring ways of moving up in the 2015 NBA draft, using John Henson and the Clippers 2016 first-round pick as trade chips.
The Bucks currently own the No. 17 overall selection, and it'll be interesting to see if they can move up. They're also reportedly shopping Michael Carter-Williams, so perhaps there's some buyer's remorse here. Henson can produce when given the minutes, so he could make for a sneaky late-round selection in fantasy drafts if he lands in an ideal situation. Jun 23 - 5:49 PM
Source: Real GM

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John Henson will focus on gaining weight with an improved diet this offseason.

Henson added some bulk last summer but said he burned most of it off while playing in 67 games this season, averaging 7.0 points, 4.7 boards and 2.0 blocks in only 18.3 minutes per game. He has tantalizing per-minute fantasy potential but his role is complicated with starters Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova both set to return for Milwaukee next season.
Source: BrewHoop
May 2 - 10:08 AM

John Henson played 26 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with six points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks.

He didn't play nearly as much as his 39-minute outing in Game 3, but Zaza Pachulia was very good on defense. Pachulia finished with eight points, five rebounds, one assist and six steals in 22 minutes. The two will likely split the center minutes for the rest of this season.
Apr 25 - 8:52 PM

John Henson played 39 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday with 15 points, 14 boards, one steal and three blocks.

This was his first game with more than 30 minutes since Feb. 4, and is what his fantasy owners were hoping for all season. Henson provided a huge spark off the bench and coach Jason Kidd went with him for the final 27 minutes of this contest. He probably won't start in Game 4, but Henson may be looking at more than 30 minutes again. He'll be a risk-reward guy in daily fantasy leagues, but the reward is very attractive.
Apr 23 - 11:12 PM

John Henson played 25 minutes against the Bulls on Monday with eight points, six boards, one steal and two blocks.

He was only looking at around 23 minutes tonight, but Zaza Pachulia was ejected with a few minutes left in the game. Henson did play more than Pachulia in Game 1 and he's actually played well in this series with great defense on Pau Gasol. He'll likely see minutes in the mid-20s going forward in this series.
Apr 20 - 10:37 PM

John Henson played 26 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 12 points, seven boards, one assist and one steal.

He played more than Zaza Pachulia's 22 minutes and the extra length seemed to help the Bucks on defense. Henson hasn't played 26 minutes in any game since Mar. 9, so this came as a surprise. We'll see if this continues in this series, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see coach Jason Kidd change his mind.
Apr 18 - 9:44 PM

John Henson came off the Bucks' bench for six points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in only 19 minutes vs. the Nets on Sunday.

A lack of playing time has been Henson's biggest obstacle to sustained value. Owners should remember his per-36-minute averages next season -- 13.9 points (56.8 percent FGs, 56.8 percent FTs), 9.1 boards, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.8 blocks. His tendency to get into foul trouble doesn't help his cause, but the biggest roadblock is veteran C Zaza Pachulia, who is under contract for $5.2 million next year.
Apr 12 - 5:51 PM

John Henson played fantastic off the bench in Saturday's game vs. the Magic, scoring 10 points with eight boards, four assists and three blocks in 25 minutes.

Starting center Zaza Pachulia finished with four points, five boards, six assists and two steals, but there is no reason to think that head coach Jason Kidd will shake up his lineups this late in the season. At best, Henson will be in a timeshare for Pachulia the rest of the way, meaning he is only worth a look in most leagues if you are in need of boards and blocks.
Apr 5 - 12:01 AM

John Henson played 20 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with eight points, 10 rebounds, one steal and four blocks on 3-of-9 from the field.

He was 2-of-4 from the line and was heavily involved in the offense. Henson does have 3.0 blocks per game in his last five, adding averages of 5.8 points, 5.4 boards, 0.6 assists and 0.6 steals. His fantasy value is going to be all over the place, but he's definitely worth a look if you need the blocks.
Mar 28 - 11:03 PM

John Henson played 16 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with eight points, two boards, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

It’s no coincidence that Henson played just 13.5 minutes per game in his previous two and Zaza Pachulia has exploded. Henson hasn’t topped 24 minutes in a game since Mar. 9 and he’s probably going to need a Zaza injury to be more than a one-category guy for his blocks.
Mar 26 - 10:59 PM

John Henson only managed to log 14 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up four points, two rebounds, two blocks and two turnovers.

His minutes have been sporadic, and they will continue to be as long as Zaza Pachulia is healthy. Henson can be viewed as a shot blocking specialists in deep leagues, but with Jason Kidd yanking his minutes around, he's not worth owning in standard formats.
Mar 22 - 6:43 PM

John Henson blocked seven shots with four points, 10 boards and one assist in 21 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

The triple-overtime factor helped him here, so it's hard to get too excited about this line. Plus, Zaza Pachulia arguably had the best game of his career tonight. Unless you're really in the hunt for blocks, Henson isn't a great grab.
Mar 21 - 12:14 AM

John Henson made the most of his 24 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, scoring 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting with seven boards and four blocks.

He shot 0-of-4 from the free throw line but most owners will live with that caveat as long as he's helping with field goal percentages, rebounds and blocks. It's worth keeping an eye on Henson's role as the week continues, as fellow big man Miles Plumlee was a conspicuous DNP-CD tonight.
Mar 17 - 11:00 PM

John Henson played 21 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with three points, five rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

He played 12 minutes on Thursday and picked up some extra run. Henson has seen his production fall off in his last three and he's not a must-own player anymore with the lack of playing time. Coach Jason Kidd could unleash him, but we doubt anyone else in your league will pick him up if you drop him.
Mar 14 - 11:48 PM

John Henson logged just 12 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with three rebounds and two turnovers.

His minutes are evaporating right now. Henson is only at 18.2 minutes per game in his last five, averaging 4.0 points, 5.2 boards and 1.6 blocks. The blocks are enough to hold him if you really need them, but most owners would have to be in a very deep league to at least not entertain grabbing someone else.
Mar 12 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Greivis Vasquez
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
3Jerryd Bayless
4Rashad Vaughn
SF1Khris Middleton
2Jared Dudley
3Damien Inglis
PF1Jabari Parker
C1John Henson
2Zaza Pachulia
3Miles Plumlee
4Johnny O'Bryant