Apr 23, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson (31) drives for the basket during the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
John Henson Is All-In
John Henson had a good regular season, but he’s always seemed a bit..uninvolved. He tends to disappear in regular season games sometimes, although he still managed to lead the Bucks in PER. He just doesn’t take a whole lot of shots most games, even though he makes them at a very high clip (a more in-depth look at that, by me).
But Playoffs Henson is a completely different player, apparently. And I think that’ll carry over into next year for the #HensonVilla (let’s get it trending!) native. But we’re concerned with the now, not the future, so let’s look at how John Henson has been playing right now, compared to how he played two years ago in his only other playoff series.
2015 John Henson is like a completely different player than 2013 John Henson. Two years ago Henson may have had a slight assist edge and more steals per 100 minutes, but that’s about all he had going for him. Henson is shooting almost 58 percent from the field, recording nearly eight offensive rebounds, over 17 total rebounds and 18.4 points per 100 minutes, in addition to terrific offensive and defensive ratings.
Henson has clearly improved greatly as a player, and his improvement is a huge reason Milwaukee is still in this series. If he keeps up this play, he’s going to both redefine his own image (could he be the Bucks center of the future?) and the Bucks’ image (from league-worst to making the second round).
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