In one of his best games on April 10, 2013, at Orlando, Henson posted 17 points along with career highs of 25 rebounds and seven blocks, becoming the first player to hit all three of those numbers since Shaquille O’Neal did so during the 2003-04 season. This season Antetokounmpo will reportedly have the ability to shoot more threes as he will likely be given the green light, according to Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. He averaged a seemingly modest 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game for the Bucks last season, but also averaged 2.0 blocks per game to rank sixth in the league in that category despite the limited playing time.
“We’re excited for John and for our organization as we continue to build a consistent victor”, Bucks Head Coach Jason Kidd said. For the Bucks, it is a calculated hedge on the restricted free-agent market next summer – which could have included Henson – that could be a boon for big men.
The 24-year-old Henson was the No. 14 overall pick in the 2012 National Basketball Association draft. “We’re just trying to work out a few details”.
Kidd said the time Antetokounmpo spent with his national team was productive.
Parker is returning from a torn ACL sustained last December. “For him to be back doing what he’s doing … it’s good to be young”.
With all the money coming into the league, the Bucks aren’t as inflexible as one might think a team with all these players under contract would be, which allows them the luxury of paying a player $11 million per season without any plans to start him.