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Charlotte Bobcats Can Always Rely On Gerald Henderson

Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Bobcats obviously didn’t have a chance when they played the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. Everyone knew that. It was just a matter of the final score…and seeing what kind of a showing Gerald Henderson could put in for the Bobcats.

The Clippers won handily 106-84, as expected. But Henderson didn’t disappoint Bobcat fans wanting to see him play at his best. He put in 35 excellent minutes with 12-of-19 shooting and had 24 points. He also added three steals, three assists and two rebounds..

Lately, Henderson has been  putting in performances above his per game average. He’s at 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. It’s one of Henderson’s best season of the four he’s spent in the NBA but it isn’t quite his best. He’s not quite up to last season when he averaged 33.3 minutes per game compared to 28.4 minutes this season. He averaged 15. 1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists and shot 45.9 percent from the floor. His 43.8 percent shooting from the floor and 80.1 percent clip from the free throw line this year are up. Ironically, he’s also shooting the threes better with 37.7 percent this year compared to 23.4 percent a year ago.

Its been a decent season for Henderson but obviously not one for the Bobcats who at 13-44 will be lucky to get to the 20-win mark. If Charlotte can find another good shooter or two, via the draft, free agency or trade, to go with Henderson, they might be worth paying closer attention to next year.

For now, the Bobcats will keep being easy prey for those playoff contending teams badly needing a win.