July 13, 2010
Hendrix was covered in the Pacers summer league round-up of last week. Despite my endless touting of him, he averaged only 2 points and 3 rebounds for the team.
In addition to that performance, and his already signing for Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Hendrix has made news in another way this month. He is soon to receive a Bosnian passport, which will further his career in two ways; he'll get to bypass import rules for many European leagues, and he'll also get to play for the Bosnian national team. It's all exposure.
July 6, 2010
I have long since clamoured for Hendrix's NBA talent, going as far as to cite him in my list of people the Bulls might want to sign to the minimum to pad out their roster. Hendrix can still rebound the bejeezus out of the ball, and I can't think of a single NBA team that couldn't use that skill. However, Hendrix has already signed for next season with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. His presence here might therefore be kind of academic.
June 14, 2010
Richard Hendrix - The Warriors never gave Hendrix a fair chance, waiving him within a month despite all the guaranteed money they had given him. Unfazed, Hendrix went to Spain and continued to rebound the snot out of the ball. His offense is still rudimentary, but rebounds is rebounds.
May 10, 2010
[...] So as you can see, the case of Morrow is not the first time Golden State has rued not giving a player a third year on their minimum salary contract. On the plus side, though, they did have the foresight to give three years to Monta Ellis. And Chris Taft. And Richard Hendrix. Although the latter two ended up costing the team over $1.5 million for only 17 games played. But you win some, you lose some.
March 16, 2010
- Dick Hendrix
Hendrix has moved to Spain for this season, playing for C.B. Granada. He is averaging 14.0 points and 7.2 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game on the season, shooting 67% from the field and 57% from the foul line.
The Warriors have finally been able to replace him with Chris Hunter, but why a team that was outrebounded in 55 of their first 64 games would so undervalue the rebounding abilities of someone like Hendrix is mindblowing. It's not that Hendrix is brilliant; it's instead that they seem not to know or care that their way of building a team with zero power forwards is not working out. Do the Warriors' braintrust deliberately not get it, or are they all just simultaneously overlooking the obvious?