Former Philadelphia 76ers swingman Gerald Henderson could miss the entire upcoming NBA season due to a hip injury that requires surgery.
With eight years of NBA experience, the minimum he could make next season would be $2.1 million. According to a statement released by his agency, some franchises expressed interest in signing him:
“Despite receiving genuine interest from several NBA teams, I have made the decision to continue to evaluate surgical options on my left hip. I have been playing through severe pain that has made it difficult to play to the best of my ability. Now the pain has started to impact my everyday life off the court. My family, my agent and I are working closely with my medical team to give me all of the information I will need to make the best decision, personally and professionally. I am as competitive as they come and want to play. I will fully commit myself to getting healthy. I am thankful for the many opportunities I’ve had and I look forward to returning to playing in the NBA.”
According to ESPN, the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors were among the teams considering his services.
Henderson predicted he would need hip replacement sometime in the future after he struggled with the injury last season.