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Is Gerald Henderson making the jump?

Posted on: July 6, 2010 6:03 pm
Gerald Henderson was drafted out of Duke with a lot of promise. Then he fell into the endless pit that all rookies fall into under Larry Brown. It's like the gigantic sand monster in Return of the Jedi . But the Duke prospect has an opportunity this season, even with Stephen Jackson in front of him, to make an impact. And the work he's putting in in Summer League may help get him there.

Henderson dropped 21 points today after leveling 20 yesterday. He had the whole range of his offense going, and added 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Henderson could help the Bobcats out dramatically if he can come in and provide backcourt depth this season, allowing them to focus on a replacement point guard with Reymond Felton likely departing and Tyrus Thomas a restricted free agent.

Henderson was also crazy efficient, scoring those 21 points on just 11 shots, getting 11 shots from the line. Henderson has to come out guns blazing through training camp if he's going to work his way into LB's rotation. Orlando Summer League has at least been a good start for the sophomore.

-Matt Moore

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