Henson agrees to four-year extension with Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks and forward John Henson have to come to terms on a four-year contract extension valued in the $45 million range.

The deal that has since been struck will secure Henson as part of a growing and blossoming core in Milwaukee that includes guards Jabari Parker and Michael Carter-Williams, versatile forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, newly signed center Greg Monroe and re-signed forward Khris Middleton.‎

Henson is widely regarded as one of the league’s underrated frontcourt defenders. He averaged a seemingly modest 7.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game for the Bucks last season, but also averaged 2.0 blocks per game to rank sixth in the league in that category despite the limited playing time.