DEVELOPING: Bucks sign Henson to $44 million extension

ESPN’s Marc Stein first reported the deal, saying it was in the $45 million range. And now, rather than let him test restricted free agency, Milwaukee has signed a reserve center to an $11 million-per-year deal. He also averaged 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds, helping the Bucks earn a playoff berth in the process.


Antetokounmpo is clearly capable of making three pointers as he showed in his rookie season so if he can revert back to that with the addition of a more confident driving game he will be a scary player to have to defend. The youngster has a somewhat limited offensive game, but he has good potential as a rim protector with room to grow alongside Milwaukee’s other young core players.

The Milwaukee Bucks took John Henson out of North Carolina with the 14th pick in the 2012 draft, but he hasn’t even started in a quarter of his career games. While a few players spend their offseason Sundays recovering from club adventures the night before, Henson instead spent one of his fishing with children from the Sheboygan Boys and Girls Club.

His per 36 minutes statistics from last season show he wasn’t asked to do much in terms of scoring, but when he did shoot he was at least efficient (essentially the polar opposite of Michael Carter-Williams), making field goals at an accurate 56.6 percent rate.

“We’re excited for John and for our organization as we continue to build a consistent victor”, Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd said.

John Henson and the Bucks have a great deal.


Although it would be nice for Antetokounmpo to add a consistent long-range shot to his game the Bucks still would likely prefer that he doesn’t settle for too many threes.

NBA basketball media day in St. Francis Wis. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Bucks have