Lakers News: Xavier Henry Scheduled For Surgery On Knee And Wrist Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="132"] Last week, newcomer Xavier Henry was officially ruled out of the season due to issues with his right knee and left wrist. Now it appe [new_royalslider id="132"] Last week, newcomer Xavier Henry was officially ruled out of the season due to issues with his right knee and left wrist. Now it appe Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Xavier Henry Scheduled For Surgery On Knee And Wrist

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Last week, newcomer Xavier Henry was officially ruled out of the season due to issues with his right knee and left wrist. Now it appears that Henry isn’t wasting any time with the 23-year-old set to undergo surgery on Friday according to the Los Angeles Lakers Twitter account:

With Henry set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, the former lottery pick will be hoping to garner interest from teams around the league. Speeding up the process to get his body right makes a lot of sense as no player wants to enter free agency with an injury let alone multiple injuries.

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Although it is uncertain what the level of interest is from the Lakers, Henry has expressed interest in re-signing with the team. Henry played well with the Lakers this season averaging a career-high 10.0 point per game while being a force off the bench and occasionally in the starting lineup.

Along with Henry, Jodie Meeks and Wes Johnson have also expressed interest in returning. Meeks may be the most likely to return with the sharpshooter coming off a career year, but everything is up in the air moving forward with no clear indication of the team’s intentions heading into the off-season.
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  • Jim213

    Good luck to X but best to proceed with caution when resigning some of these players.

  • Daryl Peek

    I love X’s game but unfortunately it mirrors Dwayne Wade in that he’s aggressive in attacking the paint forsaking his body in the process. Injury will likely be a part of his future if he cannot find the medium which allow him to be smarter in his assault on the paint.

    • SD

      Very true. I also think the big increase in minutes-playing out of position some contributed. No doubt his style of play was the biggest factor. The thing I like the most about him though is that he’s 23. He’s a great athlete with a good iq and good instincts. He hasn’t had a vet to guide him like a healthy Kobe and Nash could have done. I really liked that he improved his 3 pt shot this season. He certainly…certainly has to learn how to fall better…it’s something players practice. He also has to improve on things like floaters, pull up shots coming out of pNr instead of driving 100% of the time in pNr…and his passing in pNr. I do think he can be a spot up guy though. He has a body that can be used in the post when he works on that aspect of his game too. I reallllly like him…lol As can be said. In fact, I like many guys on the roster..well enough.

      On a side note, I reallly want Bazemore to gain some weight (10 lbs). He’s obvious got a Corey Brewer type of body and style of play. One of his weaknesses is that he misses a lot of easy layups because he can’t handle minimal contact. But I really like Bazemore. He has the ability to be a guy who can come off the bench and spark the team with energy. He hustles hard and competes every play. He, as well, needs more guidance. What do you think? What current guys would you try to retain from this roster?

      I hope next season Kobe can be healthy and Nash too. I think then we’ll be able to see which players can and will grow.

      • Daryl Peek

        Better health is the key for all. I’d like to see most retained outside of Johnson, who I like but something is blocking him from growing? Of course Kaman is gone also. I’ve got a feeling Nash is going to be good in a back up PG role. No championship next season but def in the playoffs.

        • SD

          I agree mostly. Johnson is definitely being blocked from growth…Maybe he doesn’t have great work ethic. I don’t know. I’d be fine with Nick Young leaving as well. I think for the most part he’s played the best basketball of his career, but I don’t think he’s a hard enough worker or has enough willingness to improve his decision making on both ends to be a guy you can depend on every night. They’ll let Brooks walk most likely too. Other than that. I’m okay with who we have…and you’re right, Health is the priority.

          I honestly think Nash is going to retire. Why push to play in these last few games? I think he wants to be 3rd all time in assists and he knew it was reachable. I’m fine with him going after that too. He’s had a great career, but just looking at him now…one bump can cause him to miss the rest of a game. His body just can’t do it anymore, and I think he knows the reality of that.

    • Danny Carmona

      I love x man it would love to keep the bench intact if at all possible minus Wes Johnson he’s had his games but he’s way too inconsistent I’m pretty sure kamans gone maybe hill too if dantoni comes back brooks can go and I’m still not sure about Marshall depending on who we pick up in the draft Kelly has shown some improvement I think it’s too early to let him leave gasol I would be okay with leaving if we draft embiid but the starters need to be completely redone besides Meeks

  • Daryl Peek

    Xavier Henry, ‘Not Going To Quit,’ Loves The System And Team.

    HM? *looking*

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