The Portland Trail Blazers will be without their third overall pick, Scott Henderson, for an extended period of time.
team announced on saturday An MRI revealed bone bruises in addition to a sprained right ankle at the point guard, which will extend his return by two to three weeks. The best-case scenario from this time frame is for Henderson to return on Nov. 26 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Henderson was injured on Nov. 1 against the Bucks and left the game in the third quarter and did not return. He has missed three games since then and is now expected to miss at least seven more.
He may not be the Trail Blazers’ top player this season, but few players are more important to the Trail Blazers’ future after the Damian Lillard trade than Henderson. The Trail Blazers drafted Henderson months before sending their all-time leading scorer to the team. The Bucks, while trading their past point guard, acquired a future point guard.
Henderson has played five games in his career, but the results did not achieve the results the Trail Blazers wanted. The 19-year-old shot 34.6% from the field, 9.5% from three-point range, and averaged 4.0 turnovers and assists per game. 4.6 times. However, he’s not the first young ball-handler to have difficulty adjusting to the NBA early in his career.