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John Henson

Bucks lock up Henson for 4 years, $44 million

The Milwaukee Bucks have locked up promising young big man John Henson for the long haul.

The Bucks announced a contract extension with the Henson on Friday. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press it is a four-year extension worth $44 million. It could reach $48 million with incentives. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team does not disclose contract terms.

The 24-year-old Henson averaged 7.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 18 minutes per game last season. The deal ensures that Henson will remain a core member of a young team on the rise as he enters his fourth season in the league.

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