John Henson
John Henson could be traded to make room for Derrick Rose (David C Cox/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks have been mainly quiet in free agency but could be gearing to make a move. The team has met with Derrick Rose, hoping to make him their likely starting point guard next season.

But in order to sign Rose, the Bucks would have to clear cap space, needing a trade to do so. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, that could be done by moving John Henson, who is reportedly amicable to having a new home.

In order to make a more lucrative proposition, the Bucks have to shed salary via a trade.

Big man John Henson could be a prime trade candidate.

There is mutual interest and motivation from both sides on finding the 6-11 center a new home, league sources tell ESPN. Henson, a shot-blocking specialist, has three years and $32 million remaining on his contract.

A lot of this will depend on how much Rose will demand. His market is not especially hot right now, and the Bucks are one of very few teams who seem to have legitimate interest in him.

Henson does not get a lot of playing time in Milwaukee, hence his own interest in being traded. But the Bucks will need a partner with cap space to take on Henson’s contract without giving much back. This late in free agency, that may be tough to find.


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