Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson will likely always be known for his favorite shot, the left-handed hook. It's become part of his identity, with 'Hook' becoming his nickname over the years. That may be his most identifying shot and the one he still goes to most often, but Henson has showcased more weapons than just the hook this season. He's getting more and varied opportunities and he's taken advantage with some of the best offensive numbers of his six-year NBA career. In 33 appearances this season heading into Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors, Henson is shooting a career-best 61.7% on two-point shots. According to basketball-reference.com's leader board, he would rank sixth in the NBA in that stat if he had enough made attempts to qualify (he's on pace for 297 makes and the threshold is 300). “Just trying to be an outlet, man," Henson said. "With the guys we have, especially with Khris (Middleton), Giannis (Antetokounmpo), Bled (Eric Bledsoe), a lot of times the big is helping, so I’m just trying to find my spots and keep them honest. The last few games they’ve been finding me.” In the Bucks' past six games over a two-week span, Henson has been especially potent offensively. He's shooting 70.8% from the field, making 34 of 48 attempts, and is averaging 12.7 points per game.
John Henson is finding his spots and finishing on offense for the Bucks
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jan 1