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Lakers Injury Update: Xavier Henry Could Return After All-Star Break

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Most of the attention recently has been going towards the returns of Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and Jordan Farmar. The rest going to new injuries of Jodie Meeks, Nick Young, and again, Jordan Farmar.

With so many players getting hurt or becoming healthy, it has been easy to forget about early-season star Xavier Henry. Henry was enjoying a career year before going down with a bone bruise on December 29 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Henry has continued to work through the issue and finally seems close to returning as the Lakers official Twitter page posted an update on Henry’s return:

Add Henry to the group of Pau Gasol, Nick Young, Jordan Farmar, and Jodie Meeks who are all looking to return after the All-Star break. Assuming no one else gets injured, which isn’t wise considering the Lakers injury luck, the team could have nearly a full roster by the beginning of March.

Henry’s ability to attack the basket and knock down open shots will be a welcome addition to a team with very few guys healthy who can create their own shot. Henry also spent some time at backup point guard for the team, but that won’t be needed with Nash and Blake joining Kendall Marshall at the point position.

So far this season, Henry has averaged career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and field goal percentage.
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  • Tyrone

    Finally!!

  • LakersHeatBeef

    This kid showed some promise early on in the season,then he got injured.He is worth taking a flyer on for next season tbh,1 year deal plus team option would be fine IMO.I like his hops and ability to get to the rim and draw fouls.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Hell ya.

  • mamba magic

    What is the point? This season is a lost cause anyways. Additional Ws are only good if you are making a playoff push

    • Gregory Choa

      …yeah, what’s the point…SMH…hey, I have an idea, let’s just bench everybody, healthy or not…nobody needs to suit up, right? I mean, it’s a lost cause…we just want the Lakers to suck more than everybody else, and at all costs! OK, well, we can bench everybody…I know, let’s just suit up five guys each night and see what happens…they can just draw straws to see who has to play on any given night…and, don’t foul anybody because there’s no one behind you to back you up – be prepared to play the entire 48 minutes, in a losing effort because sucking it’s what’s most important!

      • magic mamba

        so much for your perspective..
        consolation wins don’t win you championships.. also half hearted attempts at reaching playoffs won’t win you championships (when players are injured for extended duration, why not sign promising players from D league to suit up instead of setting up records like 6fouls and still play and lose 10 straight and blame on injuries)… I always thought Lakers meant business i.e. championships or bust.. no mediocrity/ middle ground…
        “goldmine of a draft” is one of the only silver lining… even if the drafts end up being duds
        my perspective given I am entitled to one as well…

        • Gregory Choa

          “consolation wins”??? What the fk are you talking about? I’m talking about PLAYING THE GUYS WE HAVE UNDER CONTRACT ONCE THEY’RE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY! Gee, what a concept, right?

          The Lakers do mean business…the business of winning as many games as possible given the circumstances…AND NOT TANKING!

          • magic mamba

            i am talking about the same fk you are talking about which doesn’t matter anymore..and which you don’t seem to understand or refuse to understand

            “The Lakers do mean business…the business of winning as many games as possible given the circumstances…AND NOT TANKING!”

            …because if they really meant business, 10game and 6+ game slide wouldn’t have been allowed by FO..and Lakers would never have seen a game where the bench was empty..how difficult is it to sign D League players for temp contracts when you have so many injuries??? … live in your denial world if that makes you happy

          • Gregory Choa

            …”wouldn’t have been allowed by FO”??? Earth to magic mamba…the Lakers are a revolving door of injuries, and NO ONE has been immune…literally no one. The team is doing the best they can with the bodies they have, including D-League call-ups and signings (Harris and Marshall)…there is only so much the front office can do to compensate. This season has been a war of attrition and, through it all, the team has found a way to battle as best they can, and without losing heart. THERE WILL BE NO TANKING. If they lose games it’s because they got beat by the better team on any given night.

            When guys get healthy, they will play…and they SHOULD play…to suggest that guys like X Henry just sit because, “what’s the point” and “it’s a lost cause anyway” makes no sense…and, to what end? Is this your way of tanking? To have guys working there way back from injury to get back onto the court just starting giving up? What world is this that you live in?

          • magic mamba

            “When guys get healthy, they will play…and they SHOULD play.”
            who the f is arguing with that?? where did I ever mention that X should be sitting on the bench after returning from his injury?

            do you need a coloring book and crayons??

          • Gregory Choa

            You began your contribution to this thread, the thread entitled: Lakers Injury Update – Xavier Henry Could Return Post-All Star Break – with, “What is the point? This season is a lost cause anyways.” What is anyone supposed to deduce from that???

            On top of that, you then threw in, “Additional Ws are only good if you are making a playoff push”…which further implied that there is no value to the team winning games as injured players return to the fold healthy.

            I’m sorry if I missed your point(s)…what exactly is your point?

          • Josh

            look at it this way lets say its down to 1 game and a loss could me the difference between drafting No.2 to drafting No.4 . The consequence you lose a transformational talent

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