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Lakers News: Xavier Henry Officially Ruled Out For The Season

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The season has officially come to an end for former lottery pick Xavier Henry after battling through a knee and wrist injury according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com:

Henry was one of many wildcards on the Lakers roster this season with no telling what the team would get from the former 12th overall pick. Henry quickly proved his worth to the team becoming a valuable asset both in the starting lineup or off the bench for head coach Mike D’Antoni.

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Unfortunately, Henry will miss the final seven games of the season due to persistent injuries, but it’d be safe to say he’s increased his worth on the open market. Henry will become an unrestricted free agent this summer and has expressed interest in returning to the Lakers.

As of right now, it is unclear what the team’s intentions are in terms of free agency. The Lakers will only have a handful of players under contract for next season and will need to fill out the roster, but it is uncertain if Henry has shown enough to merit another contract with the team.

In 43 games this season, Henry averaged a career-high 10.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from the floor. Henry definitely has a strong upside as arguably one of the most exciting and athletically gifted players on the team, but the future is uncertain for the shooting guard free-agent-to-be.
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  • Josh

    I honestly don’t see much upside in Xavier. Maybe he’s worth more than the minimum, but not much. I wouldn’t want him back for more than $2 million next season.

  • Zimmeredge

    Marshall, Farmar, Meeks, Young, Bazemore, Johnson, Kelly, Hill (if MDA goes away) and Sacre. Our bench next season.

    • Jim213

      ?!?? IMO Farmar (2nd unit), X Henry (possibly-health), Brooks, Bazemore, Hill, Sacre (signed for next yr), and Meeks are the best options for next year. But given the injuries with X and Farmar I’d be up for trying to acquire Collision (Clipps) for backup PG in FA. Although, keeping Farmar and X would be good too but given repeated injuries wonder about next season?

      Meeks has earned his spot IMO but has to improve defensively as Bazemore shows some serious upside down the road which I’ll throw in Brooks too but given he receives limited minutes the mistakes (for this young player) are what currently resonate the most. If the Lakers acquire another PF there’s no need to keep Kelly.

      Johnson is a no show but good luck wherever he goes down the road. Pau, Hill, and other players in FA will likely not consider LA if the currently coach sticks around. Too much money would be tied up to keep Young but IMO not an ALL AROUND player as the team has enough shooters as it is which will be limited once Kobe returns @ 100%.

      • Zimmeredge

        i’ll keep my list. my only concern is farmar too many injuries throughout the season. other than that our bench will suck big time. Young brought us 17ppg from the bench. he has the ability to create his own shot off the dribble. he can shoot. he is the more all around player that we have…
        i really hope we gonna fire MDA…

        • Jim213

          No diss but the players you mentioned aside of Farmar could’ve impressed today against a team who’s competing to make the playoffs.

          Not sold in retaining most of the roster for next year. Too many issues with the team not being mentally prepared (coach issue) and players not showing up on a consistent basis. Defense is and should be one of the MAIN priorities to tackle this off season. Tired of hearing excuses to lacking effort and basic fundamentals on what seems a constant basis.

  • michael

    Get rid of him. His injuries wont get better and he’s not that good.

  • nlruizjr

    Bazemore and Xman are the only one’s that will consistently take it to the basket and you would rather keep Marshall than Xman, how stupid is that !!!!!

    • cyborgspider

      Mr. Henry has averaged 44 games per season over his four year career. Were he more durable, he’d have more fans in support for his return. Marshall isn’t amazing either, and he’s nowhere close as athletic as X, but if the Lakers need to choose between the two…

  • lakers4life

    I want to see brooks showcase his skills a little more to see if hes worth keeping. his game kind of reminds me of nick young.

  • Lakers4Life

    Here we go again. ANOTHER player out for the season with injuries. Nobody can argue the correlation between injuries and Dumbtoni, it’s so obvious than ever at this point LOL. But nothing to worry as that stupid pringle man will be out this offseason.

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