The 'Man of Action' may not be having the splashy summer some expected, but the Sixers are filling out their rotation with solid, if unspectacular players. Philadelphia's own Gerald Henderson is the latest name on that list, having agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Sixers according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes.
Free agent guard Gerald Henderson reaches agreement with Sixers on two-year, $18 million pact, league sources inform @clevelanddotcom.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 5, 2016
Henderson is not going to blow anyone away on the offensive end of the court, but he's a serviceable player in the right spots. He has slowly but surely become more of a threat as a three-point shooter, and he set a career high in both attempts and percentage in Portland last year despite playing the least minutes since his rookie season in 2009-10. As long as the Sixers aren't expecting him to create for others, he'll work just fine on that end.
The biggest upgrade Henderson will provide is on the defensive end. He's a good athlete with decent tools (6'10" wingspan) and instincts, the combination of which represent an upgrade over most of what the Sixers have had on the wing for three seasons. I'm sure Brett Brown will be happy to have a player who won't routinely get lost on rotations, even if Henderson has some inconsistency in that department.
The years and money are team-friendly, and the locals clamoring for a "Philly guy" get to root for a player who starred at Episcopal Academy as a teenager. Nothing to dislike about this move.