Thursday August 28th, 2014

Bucks big man John Henson will reportedly get new head coach Jason Kidd's nod to open the season as Milwaukee's starting center, according to a tweet on Wednesday from Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times. 

The 6-foot-11 Henson bulked up this summer from his skinny frame and will be the man to anchor the defense down low when Milwaukee opens the season with a game in Charlotte vs. the Hornets on Oct. 29. 

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It's not clear how long Kidd will stick to this lineup of Henson starting games in the middle; Milwaukee has another raw talent in shot blocking big man Larry Sanders as well as a new rotation to inevitably tinker with to suit Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. 

In 70 appearances last season for the Bucks, the 23-year-old Henson averaged 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 29 minutes per game. 

- Marc Weinreich 

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