Bucks lock up young big man John Henson for 4 years, $44 million
OCT 2, 11:02a ET | AP
Rotowire: Oct 2 / 7:45a ET
News: Henson and the Bucks agreed to terms on a four-year, $44 million contract extension Friday, CF Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Impact: As a fourth-year player, Henson enters the final season of his rookie contract in 2015-16, so the extension won't kick in until the start of the 2016-17 campaign. The 2012 first-round pick has started only 43 games through three seasons, but he's been a valuable big man off the bench, averaging 13.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per 36 minutes last season. He'll again come off the bench this season but will serve as the primary backup to offseason addition Greg Monroe. Monroe's deal only binds him to Milwaukee for two seasons - he holds a player option for a third - so Henson's extension provides some insurance in case Monroe opts for free agency again in 2017.
StatsLLC: Oct 2 / 12:00a ET
News: The Milwaukee Bucks have locked up Henson for the long haul. The Bucks announced a contract extension with the Henson on Friday.
Impact: A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press it is a four-year extension worth $44 million. It could reach $48 million with incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team does not disclose contract terms.