Henderson out 2-4 weeks, so… « Queen City Hoops

Henderson out 2-4 weeks, so…

Update: @bobcats guard Gerald Henderson @ghjr09 could miss approx. 2-4 weeks with left mid-foot sprain suffered at Dallas (Nov. 3).

— B.J. Evans (@BobcatsBballPR) November 6, 2012

So…the Bobcats lose their starting 2-guard.  The good news?  It’s where the team is deepest, with Ben Gordon behind Gerald, then Reggie Williams and the rookie Jeffrey Taylor able to play the position (plus Matt Carroll – but please don’t do that, Coach Dunlap).  All would be a defensive drop-off from Gerald, Jr. (even the defensive minded rookie, Taylor – he needs time to adjust) – but offensively, the Bobcats won’t be too hurt as badly as you might expect.  GH, Jr. provides decent scoring, but because of his limited three-point ability, Gerald is not a floor-spacer or particularly efficient scorer (midrange jumpers might get praised for being old-school, but there’s a reason they’ve lost favor).  The swap tool shows that putting Ben Gordon in place of Jr. only slightly decreases the Bobcats’ projected efficiencies, and playing more Ramon Sessions alongside Kemba is a similarly minimal upgrade.  How will things play out in actuality?  We shall see – defensive is notoriously more difficult to project.

1 comment to Henderson out 2-4 weeks, so…

  • charlottean

    So now would be a wonderful time to see what we have in reggie williams, and if we don’t have anything look for a young guy preferably a combo 1-2 that could contribute during this (sure to be) month. and beyond.

    keep in mind that while we have 4 guys at the 2 position, williams and carroll are on expiring contracts and gordon has 1 additional year which probably makes him trade bait. henderson is a restricted free agent. it’s deep now but it’s definitely a question mark for the summer. why not use this opportunity to bring in a guy. no way anybody can tell me that charlotte’s own K.C. Rivers isn’t better than these guys and available 2′s.

    chris douglas roberts
    shelvin mack
    christian eyenga

    and i’d much rather have shaun livingston or jonny flynn over cory higgins. hell sherron collins would be welcomed.