Reason Scoot Henderson becomes a star: Toughness
Some young players lose confidence and others struggle to make adjustments. Henderson has not let his poor play impact him. He continues to get better, and head coach Chauncey Billups was quick to praise his toughness and growth.
Every star player is mentally tough. They do not care how many shots they miss, there is always a belief that the next one is dropping. If they commit a turnover or miss a defensive assignment, they do not hang their head and pout. It is on to the next play. Henderson has that toughness, and it will be a key part of his development.
Toughness alone is not enough. Scoot blends it with an impressive skill set and a top-notch work ethic. He wants to be one of the best players in the league and continues to put in the work. Henderson may never get there, but it won’t be for lack of effort. The Blazers believe in him and will continue to assist his development in any way possible.
If Scoot Henderson can improve two key areas of his offensive game, his play will take off. There will be mistakes and difficult times along that path, but his toughness will carry him through.