A closer look at Gerald Henderson « Queen City Hoops

A closer look at Gerald Henderson

We’re left to assume that part of the reason the Bobcats were willing to trade Gerald Wallace is that like what they see from Gerald Henderson – or they want to see what he can do with more minutes. With the Cats taking a closer look at G2, let’s do the same with some numbers.

Offensive Production
Month Minutes per game Points per 100 team poss Field Goal % FTA/FGA Offensive Rebounds per 100 team poss Defensive Rebounds per 100 team poss Offensive Rebound Rate Defensive Rebound Rate Assists per 100 team poss Turnovers per 100 team poss PER
October 15.2 11.5 55.6 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.0 13.6 1.1 2.3 7.25
November 12.4 16.9 42.9 38.1 2.8 5.7 6.1 11.9 2.8 2.1 10.80
December 12.5 9.2 33.3 25.0 2.1 4.5 4.7 11.1 3.1 3.6 -4.85
January 22.5 18.5 44.8 24.1 1.8 5.0 3.7 11.0 3.0 1.3 12.02
February 25.2 24.7 45.9 50.5 1.7 7.1 3.9 16.0 2.4 2.2 16.57

And then a look at the numbers Gerald’s counterpart is putting up at the other end of the court:

Defensive Production
Month Minutes per game Points per 100 team poss Field Goal % FTA/FGA Offensive Rebounds per 100 team poss Defensive Rebounds per 100 team poss Offensive Rebound Rate Defensive Rebound Rate Assists per 100 team poss Turnovers per 100 team poss PER
October 15.2 23.9 38.1 9.5 3.4 0.0 6.8 0.0 1.1 2.3 8.56
November 12.4 22.9 43.5 47.8 1.4 3.5 3.0 7.6 5.0 3.6 15.88
December 11.1 26.4 48.4 29.0 0.6 5.1 1.6 13.1 7.5 3.8 18.66
January 22.5 28.1 47.4 25.0 1.3 4.7 2.9 9.8 5.0 3.8 17.53
February 25.2 23.0 40.4 33.9 2.8 3.8 6.3 8.6 5.9 3.3 12.95

Another player who seems to have blossomed (along with D.J. Augustin, Kwame Brown, and the team’s overall attitude) with the switch from Larry Brown to Paul Silas, G2 had a solid January and a fantastic February. My favorite part about February? He finally stopped getting torched – if you look at his stats for the season, Henderson has been a regular target for other teams: While opponents were expected to score just over 22 points per 100 team possessions against Hendo, they have gotten over 25 per this year, while also shooting better from the field. For someone who was a strong defender in college, and would seem to possess the necessary athletic tools to continue that success in the NBA, Gerald would seem to still be learning to play defense at this level – but he may be starting to get it.

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