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Aaron Henry's Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated 76ers Roster

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 30, 2021

Michigan State forward Aaron Henry works the floor against Maryland during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Julio Cortez/Associated Press

The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a two-way contract with Michigan State star Aaron Henry, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

           

Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

Player: Aaron Henry

Position: SG/SF

Height6'6"

Pro Comparison: PJ Dozier

Scouting ReportDefense could earn Henry NBA minutes, though he's also a slashing and passing threat with an outstanding floater game, and his shooting was slowly starting to improve.

          

76ers Active Roster and Average Salary (Expiration Year)

Tobias Harris, SF: $36M (2024)

Ben Simmons, PG: $35.4M (2025)

Joel Embiid, C: $29.5M (2023)

George Hill, PG: $9.6M (2022)

Seth Curry, SG: $8M (2023)

Matisse Thybulle, SF: $2.7M (2023)

Anthony Tolliver, PF: $2.6M (Team option)

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Tyrese Maxey, PG: $2.5M (2024)

Shake Milton, PG: $1.7M (2023)

Jaden Springer, G: $1.64M (2025)

Isaiah Joe, SG: $1.4M (2023)

Paul Reed, PF: $1.3M (2023)

             

Free Agents

Danny Green, SG: UFA

Furkan Korkmaz, SG: UFA

Mike Scott, PF: UFA

Dwight Howard, C: UFA

Gary Clark, PF: RFA

Rayjon Tucker, SF: RFA

           

2021 Draft Picks

Jaden Springer, PG, Tennessee

Filip Petrusev, PF, Serbia

Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky 

            

The 21-year-old spent three seasons with the Spartans, making steady progression with each year on the team. By the 2020-21 season, he was named to the Big Ten's All-Defensive team and selected as a third-team all-conference player.

The 6'6" wing averaged 15.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals last season. He also shot 44.9 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from beyond the arc. His three-point percentage may be a bit of an outlier considering he knocked down 35.6 percent of his long-range jumpers across his freshman and sophomore years.

Henry's combination of scoring and defense could make him a solid three-and-D option at the next level, and that skill set has never been more valuable than it is now.

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