After what seemed to be fairly contentious contract talks with the Bobcats, Gerald Henderson has agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract extension, with the third year being a player option.
This marks what will almost certainly be the final Bobcats signing that will have an impact on the starting lineup.
The Bobcats have been exceptionally busy this offseason, completely revamping their frontcourt by signing Al Jefferson to play center and drafting Cody Zeller to play power forward. They also decided to withhold their qualifying offer on Byron Mullens, making him a free agent and now a Clipper, and they amnestied the long-time thorn in the foot, Tyrus Thomas.
Keeping Gerald Henderson was a major priority for this team this offseason. They extended him his qualifying offer of just over $4 million, and after long talks and significant speculation, the two sides agreed to an extension. The news that both the team and Hendo decided to extend his time in Charlotte is good news for the team and for the fans.
With the starting lineup now set, let's take a look at what we should expect from the starting five of Charlotte's final season as the Bobcats.