SEPTEMBER 28: Henton’s deal with the Clippers is now official, according to RealGM’s log of NBA transactions.
AUGUST 24: The Clippers have reached an agreement with veteran forward LaDontae Henton and will sign him to a training camp contract, a league source tells Chris Reichert of 2 Ways & 10 Days (Twitter link). According to Reichert, the deal will include an Exhibit 10 clause, meaning it’ll be a one-year, minimum salary contract.
Henton, 25, went undrafted in 2015 after playing his college ball at Providence. Since then, the 6’6″ small forward has spent time with teams in Spain and the Philippines. He also played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League last season, averaging 13.6 PPG and 5.3 RPG with a .402/.383/.735 shooting line in 37 games.
Because Henton played for Santa Cruz last year, the Warriors’ G League affiliate will still hold his returning rights heading into the 2017/18 season. The Clippers’ new G League team, the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, will have to trade for those rights in order to make him an affiliate player this fall. Convert Henton’s Exhibit 10 contract to a two-way deal would be another way L.A. could hang onto him.
Once the Clippers officially finalize their reported agreements with Henton and Marshall Plumlee, the team will have 19 players under contract, one short of the 20-man offseason limit.