Hey Hoop Ballers! Welcome back to another edition of Deep League Digging – my weekly column scouring the darkest reaches of the fantasy NBA landscape in search of diamonds in the rough for deep league…
April 9, 2019, 9:21 pmJohn Henson - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
John Henson (left wrist surgery) was unable to play for the Cavs this season.
The Bucks were expecting Henson to return from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, but after he was traded to the go-nowhere Cavs his fate was pretty much sealed. The big man played in only 14 games this season and averaged 5.1 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and a career-high 0.8 3-pointers per game in just 13.4 mpg, though he also went a career-worst .463 from the field. The limited action sticks Henson with top-400 total value, but he was a top-220 per-game player. He’s a specialist to keep in mind in deep leagues next year.
November 28, 2018, 11:29 amJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson underwent a successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist on Tuesday and the Bucks are optimistic that they will have him back before the playoffs.
No medical update has been provided by the team yet but this is a safe prediction and Henson should be cut in all redraft leagues. The Bucks will continue to rely on Brook Lopez and Thon Maker while deeper league managers should keep an eye on Christian Wood.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 28, 2018, 9:02 amJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist on Tuesday.
The Bucks did not provide an official update regarding the veteran center's return timetable but he could reasonably be out until the All-Star break or beyond as he goes through the healing process. Thon Maker has been a part of the rotation after Henson went down but he has been extremely inconsistent and cannot be trusted in regular leagues.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
November 22, 2018, 5:36 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson will undergo left wrist surgery on Tuesday according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Henson is looking at 12 weeks off and Thon Maker will be an unproductive fantasy asset in the backup role he just inherited.
Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
November 16, 2018, 12:34 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson will miss at least 12 weeks with a torn ligament in his left wrist as of Friday's update.
It's time for Thon Maker, people. This will put Henson out until at least mid-February, so we could see an unsightly amount of Maker and a Bucks team that might struggle against bigger squads. Keep an eye on Maker but there probably isn't much there for now.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 12:18 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Per a report on Friday, John Henson will undergo wrist surgery and is out indefinitely.
This is a bigger blow to the Bucks rotation and center depth more than it is for fantasy purposes. Henson has been a useful fantasy option in the past because of his shot-blocking prowess. With Brook Lopez playing well, Henson just hadn't gotten the run to be successful (13.5 minutes per game). Ersan Ilyasova and Thon Maker are probably the beneficiaries for now.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
November 10, 2018, 7:11 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson came off the bench for 11 minutes on Saturday, turning in eight points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers.
Henson was originally questionable for this one because of some left wrist soreness. He didn't play much but did end up posting a strange set of stats. We wouldn't bet on Henson's best counting categories being assists and 3-pointers again any time soon.
November 10, 2018, 1:46 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson will be available for Saturday's game against the Clippers.
Henson was questionable with left wrist soreness, as he was ahead of Thursday's game. It seems like something he can play through so you can use him as you normally would.
November 10, 2018, 10:09 amJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson (left wrist soreness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest against the Clippers.
Henson was also listed questionable for Thursday's game with the same issue but ended up playing. Although he is playing only 14.9 minutes per game this year behind Brook Lopez, he is still putting up top-200 value with 6.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.9 blocks and 0.7 triples. With only one career three-pointer under his belt coming into this season, he has already drained eight this year.
November 8, 2018, 4:30 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson is questionable for Thursday's game because of left wrist soreness.
The Warriors aren't a great matchup for Henson anyway, so he probably wouldn't be in line for many minutes even if he is able to go. Look for the Bucks to downsize a bit tonight, with lots of Ersan Ilyasova and maybe some Thon Maker.
November 7, 2018, 12:54 amJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting with one rebound and one assist in 10 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Blazers.
Henson plays in a low-minute role and he'll be susceptible to duds and this one drops him into a low-end position for 14-16 team leagues. If you added him because of the Bucks' four-game weeks this is probably a sign that you can move on.
November 4, 2018, 6:11 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes off the bench in Sunday's blowout win over the Kings.
Henson did not have a steal or block but he's nearly averaging a triple-one this season with 0.9 treys, 0.7 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. The three-point attempts have dragged his field goal percentage down to 44.9, and he's sitting just outside of the top-150 with a bend toward 9-cat leagues. With four games this week, he should be on the radar for owners needing a big man.
October 26, 2018, 10:37 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson scored nine points (3-for-4 from distance) and added 12 rebounds and a block in Friday's road domination of the Wolves.
Henson did all this in only 18 minutes and continues to contribute in limited run. His outside shooting will be hit-or-miss as he works on expanding his range but he's in the top-120150 right now in 9/8-cat and can probably maintain value in that range.