The Milwaukee Bucks are hopeful to get center John Henson back on the floor by the playoffs or even before then, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Henson had successful wrist surgery on Tuesday night in New York, likely pushing his recovery to the four-month mark.
Henson is likely to be eased back into the Bucks’ rotation after missing the bulk of the regular season with his wrist injury, playing limited minutes under Brook Lopez with Thon Maker heading going back to a third-string spot upon his return.
Through 14 games this season, Henson is averaging 5.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and an assist in 13.4 minutes per game while shooting a career-high 35.5 percent from downtown. The North Carolina product has been a welcome cog on Mike Budenholzer’s roster, but his playing time was cut in half after the signing of veteran Brook Lopez.
Henson has started to shoot the 3 at the mandate of Budenholzer’s spread-out offense, much like Lopez has started to not only take triples, but look for them, which has resulted in a career year from distance.
Henson’s return will help the team defensively with his avid shot blocking, but the Bucks will have to go through most of the regular season without their depth at the center spot.