Why OKC Thunder should consider roster spot for Myke Henry

After playing for the OKC Blue, Myke Henry could be considered as an option for a roster spot with the OKC Thunder.

The OKC Thunder are most probably going to go through a rebuild next season. As a result TI are taking a look at players from the G-League affiliate the OKC Blue to see if they could make the roster. Today we take a look at Myke Henry.

Henry has pervious NBA experience. He played 20 games for the Memphis Grizzlies averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.1 assists per game. He was versatile on the offensive end, going at 37.6 percent from the floor and 32.8 percent from deep in 18.9 minutes per game.

In his three seasons in the G-League, Henry has played 112 games, starting only 32 of them. Last season with the Blue Henry started 31 of a possible 36 games. He came off the bench only after coming back from injury.  When he was injured the OKC Blue suffered their biggest losing streak.

The OKC Thunder might like the numbers of Myke Henry.

Henry averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 26.0 minutes per game last season in the G-League. He shot the ball at an impressive 53.0 percent from the field. This number is even more impressive considering he went 27.5 percent from deep.

This number from deep was an aberration last season, considering that his career number is 33.0 percent. Henry is also a decent free-throw shooter, going at 77.3 percent from the line.

Henry is also a good perimeter defender who can also be a decent rim protector. He can use his athleticism to alter shots close to the hoop. While the OKC Thunder have good wing depth, if Sam Presti trades Terrance Ferguson or does not re-sign Andre Roberson, a spot could open up.

Henry has an all-round game that could interest many NBA teams. At the age of 27, he is not going to be a future piece, He is a player who can offer his services for a season or two. His energy and asking price are useful pieces for a rebuilding team.

The OKC Thunder would do a lot worse than signing Henry to a minimum contract. He is not going to move the needle but he has shown that he can play at the NBA level. He has been in the Thunder system for almost two seasons so could slot into the rotation easily.