NY Knicks: Norvel Pelle vs John Henson – Who stays and who goes?

Norvel Pelle, John Henson, NY Knicks (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Norvel Pelle, John Henson, NY Knicks (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /
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John Henson, Norvel Pelle, NY Knicks
John Henson, Norvel Pelle, NY Knicks (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Should NY Knicks stick with John Henson over Norvel Pelle?

Everything about these two guys is like night and day.

Pelle went undrafted, Henson was a 1st round pick — 14th overall.

Pelle had to scratch and claw his way to try to make professional rosters. Henson is in his 9th year as a professional.

Pelle prides himself on defense and doesn’t do much scoring. Henson once averaged 11 points off the bench for the Bucks back in the 2013-14 season.

As you can see, they’re very different players, but as I mentioned earlier, neither one is a slouch in any particular department.

John Henson had spent the bulk of his career in Milwaukee and seemed to have all the makings of an above-average bench big-man that would always find a way to contribute in this league.

Due to some unfortunate injuries over the years, along with general wear and tear, he’s become nothing more than just a shell of his former self.

Milwaukee actually tried getting him to shoot the 3-ball a bit more to fit in with the more modern big men across the league, and he didn’t do that poor of a job.

Back in the 2018-19 season, Henson became a league-average shooter from deep, shooting just under 36%.

My assumption was that they needed him to start stretching the floor if he were to ever find a way to see playing time alongside Giannis.

That experiment failed but maybe it was only due to another nagging injury that only allowed him to play in 14 games that season.

All in all, I do think Henson has some gas left in the tank, and am excited to see what he can bring to the table in some limited minutes over the next couple of weeks.

It’s going to be a tough decision for Thibs and Co to pick between the two, but who do you think the Knicks should stick with for the rest of the year?

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