Trail Blazers final month stock watch: 2 remarkable risers, 2 untimely fallers

2 Blazers are on fire right now while 2 others are simply going up in flames.

Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers
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Stock down: Scoot Henderson

It was exceptionally bad timing for Scoot Henderson to get injured and miss eight straight games.

After an up-and-down start to his rookie season, Scoot's improvement forced Billups to hand him the starting point guard duties. Henderson went from averaging 10.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.1 turnovers on 37/25/78 shooting splits before Christmas to 14.5 points, 5.2 assists and fewer than 3 giveaways a night with shooting splits of 38/35/84 after.

Scoot went 45-of-46 from the free-throw line over a 12-game stretch and shot 48 percent from deep on more than three attempts per game between Jan. 26 and Feb. 13, the day he was named the Blazers starter for the rest of the year.

Then he got hurt (aggravating an injury during the Rising Stars Tournament of all games), missed eight games and hasn't been the same since he returned. His scoring has dropped to 10.2 ppg and his 3-point shooting has fallen to 15.8 percent.


It was critical that Scoot end a rough rookie campaign on a high note. Instead, he got hurt and hasn't found the groove he discovered in early February. This "stock down" designation needs to quickly revert to "stock up" or there will be even more questions about Henderson's future going into 2024-25.