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Lakers News: Xavier Henry 5-6 Weeks Away From Being Fully Cleared Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="132"] One of the more pleasant surprises of this past season was the play of Xavier Henry. The former lottery pick finally seemed to fulfil [new_royalslider id="132"] One of the more pleasant surprises of this past season was the play of Xavier Henry. The former lottery pick finally seemed to fulfil Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Xavier Henry 5-6 Weeks Away From Being Fully Cleared

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One of the more pleasant surprises of this past season was the play of Xavier Henry. The former lottery pick finally seemed to fulfill some of his immense potential that got him drafted back in 2010.

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Unfortunately for Henry, he struggled with injuries throughout the entire season, forcing him to miss nearly half the season. According to our own Serena Winters, Henry still has a ways to go before he is finally cleared:

Henry is still recovering from surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. In addition, he has dealt with meniscus issues in his knee that he is still recovering from as well.

It will be interesting to see what kind of attention Henry garners in free agency. When healthy he showed the ability to get to the basket at will, and was even able to fill in at point guard for the Lakers when injuries began destroying the roster.

Henry is still only 23 years old and with Nick Young’s future up in the air right now, Henry could remain with the Lakers as someone similar, who will likely command much less money.

Getting healthy is Henry’s top priority, and a healthy Henry could be a major contributor for the Lakers if he remains in Los Angeles next season.
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  • vdogg

    love me some X. hope he gets healthy and is wearing the P and G in the fall.

  • AC

    please bring this guy back Lakers, we need to get younger as much as possible.

  • Jake

    X was whack just bulldozes his way to paint, so he’s going to get hurt again #dumpthezerogetahero

  • cyborgspider

    if he comes back at the minimum, and a coach can develop him into a defensive stud, along with his ability to drive to the basket, sure, why not bring him back?

  • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

    Can you say training camp invitation?

  • wangkon936

    I’d like to see what this kid is capable of when healthy and has decent PT.

  • CA

    Like the guy but no right hand

  • Jim213

    Probably the healthiest player to bet on out of all the injured players who sat out due to minor injuries last season. Not sure about X given it’ll depend on what takes place come draft time.

  • nlruizjr

    Lakers will need X to round out the role players, if he stays healthy he’s one of the better one’s.

  • Tune

    I really hope he comes back. I see a lot of potential him in it. At worst, I see him being a solid 2 way role player on a contending team. Pretty much a poor man’s Kawhi Leonard in the future.

  • nash gots to go

    sign him for the vet min at 900k otherwise his injured ass can go somewhere else

  • J Taylor

    I like X. I think he’s got a bright future in the league, and that Mitch found a good player. I am not sure where he fits into the team next year.

    SG: probably not behind Kobe and Bazemore.
    PG: Let’s PRAY he’s not the backup.
    SF: He’s too small. And we already have a small(er) backup/starter in Young.

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