Charlotte Bobcats, Gerald Henderson Agree To Deal

Apr 6, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson (9) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets in the first quarter at Barclays Center at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Bobcats and swingman Gerald Henderson are finalizing a new contract

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the deal is worth $18 million over three years.

Wojanrwoski, citing a source, reports the sides will finalize terms of the deal this weekend and the third year of the contract will be a player option.

The Bobcats made re-signing Henderson, a restricted free agent, one of their priorities. The Bobcats also wanted to upgrade their front court and believe they have done so after selecting Indiana big man Cody Zeller with the fourth overall pick in last month’s draft and signing veteran big man Al Jefferson to a three-year contract.

Henderson and his term likely thought he’d get a better deal, but he didn’t receive as much interest as many initially thought.

Henderson was the 12th overall pick of the 2009 draft and has spent all four of his professional seasons with the Bobcats. Last season, Henderson had his most productive season. He averaged 15. points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Henderson shot 44.7% from the field, a career-best 33.0% from beyond the arc and a career-high 82.4% from the charity stripe.

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Topics: Charlotte Bobcats, Gerald Henderson

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