ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Let's face it, 17 points and 18 rebounds against the defending champions is going to open some eyes.
The first time Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward John Henson got major minutes in an NBA game, that's the stat line he posted. The only way he could have impressed further was if he had hit the game-winning shot with three seconds left instead of rushing and badly missing.
Bucks coach Scott Skiles rarely gets caught up in small sample sizes, but he even admitted one game caused him to rush Henson into the starting lineup when the 14th overall pick in last June's draft wasn't ready for the role.
All too frequently, Henson found himself hovering around the perimeter. He got into the habit of popping out on the pick-and-roll and looking for a jump shot instead of diving to the basket. In a Bucks offense that features guards who penetrate to create, Henson's habit wasn't working.
So, back to the bench he went, and Henson played just 35 minutes i...