Apr 15, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson (9) controls the ball against New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni (9) and small forward Iman Shumpert (21) during the first half at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats Give Qualifying Offer to Gerald Henderson


Charlotte is willing to keep one of their guards but will let one of their centers go into free agency after picking up one in the NBA Draft.

The Associated Press reports that Gerald Henderson will be receiving a qualifying offer, but Byron Mullens will not.

The qualifying offer of $4.2 million to Henderson will allow the Bobcats to match any offer he receives from another team.

The Bobcats decided not to extend Mullens a $3.2 million qualifying offer. Mullens becomes a free agent.

Henderson had his best season yet with Charolotte last season, making no surprise that they would want to resign him. The guard averaged 15.5 points a game, second-best on the Bobcats, shot 33 percent from 3-point range, and started in 58 of the 68 games he played in.

There’s been controversy on how valuable Henderson is for the team since being drafted, but silenced some of his critics with this latest season’s action. But it will be hard for fans to look past what could of been as the franchise passed on Jrue Holiday and Ty Lawson in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Fans don’t seem to be happy again with the Bobcats picking Cody Zeller last night, which is likely the reason why they aren’t focused on bringing Mullens back.

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