Henderson played a key bench role for the Blazers last season, appearing in 72 contests and averaging 8.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists across 19.9 minutes per game. The 28-year-old, who shot a career-best 35.3 percent from three in 2015-16, will join a young 76ers team that receives an influx of talent in rookies Ben Simmons and Dario Saric, along with the expected return of Joel Embiid from injury. Philly has plenty of depth at the shooting guard spot, though, so Henderson will battle with Nik Stauskas, Hollis Thompson and Jerryd Bayless for minutes in what is shaping up to be a fairly deep rotation.
Gerald Henderson was ejected from Sunday's Game 1 against the Warriors after receiving two technical fouls, Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Henderson and Anderson Varejao of the Warriors got involved in an elongated exchange on Sunday that resulted in each player getting two technical fouls. The first resulted from Varejao kicking a leg out to trip Henderson, who was driving at the time. Henderson loudly expressed his displeasure and each received a technical foul. The players continued to exchange words when Varejao went to the bench, and eventually each was given a second technical and sent off. Henderson finished with five points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and one block in 17 minutes of action.
Gerald Henderson had 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three assists, two rebounds, and two steals across 30 minutes during the Portland Trail Blazers ' 115-95 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Henderson scored 10 points on four-of-13 from the field in 34 minutes combined over his last two games of the regular season. However, prior to that he posted six straight double-digit scoring performances while hitting double figures in 12 of 15 games between Mar. 8 and Apr. 5. There was also a stretch right before that where he scored in double figures during 14 of 15 games (between Jan. 23 and Feb. 28), so Henderson has been scoring in bunches for the Trail Blazers for months now. Despite coming off the bench, Henderson also played more minutes than anyone besides Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum on Sunday, and he is one of the few rotation players on this roster with any previous postseason experience.
Gerald Henderson put up 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, two steals, and one assist over 32 minutes in Tuesday's 115-107 win against the Kings.
With Allen Crabbe stuck in a cold shooting spell over the last four games, Henderson has taken over as the Blazers' top scoring option off the bench. His run of double-digit scoring is now up to six games, marking his second-longest streak of the season. He's averaging 12.8 points (on 50% shooting from the field), 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, one steal, and 0.7 three-pointers across 25 minutes amid that stretch.
Gerald Henderson pitched in with 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, five rebounds and a steal over 24 minutes in Thursday's 116-109 victory over the Celtics.
The veteran guard tallied his third straight double-digit scoring performance, and fourth in the last five games. After averaging well under 20 minutes a contest for the first three months of the season, Henderson has received 25.5 and 22.8 minutes, respectively, in February and March. He's provided modest scoring off the bench in the Portland backcourt rotation, and has been a serviceable source of rebounds as well. However, with the Blazers' top two guard positions occupied by their two best overall players, Henderson's fantasy upside remains capped barring injury.
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