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Xavier Henry | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 220
College: Kansas
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Xavier Henry (wrist, knee) had successful surgery on his left wrist and right knee on Friday.
He is expected to make a full recovery and the rest will definitely help Henry's knee. While the ligament issue in his wrist isn't exactly minor, his knee injury has been the main reason why he's missed 39 games. He's not going to be on the fantasy radar with the Lakers hopefully having better health as a team next year. Apr 11 - 2:45 PM

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Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) will have surgery on a torn ligament in his left wrist and arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday,

His knee injury has been an issue since back in December and that's likely what has ended his season. Henry hasn't been able to stay healthy since dating back to his Kansas days, so he might have tough time getting his career back on track.
Apr 7 - 5:04 PM

Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) will not play again this season.

Henry has missed three of the last four games as he's continued to battle nagging injuries. It should lock in a wing rotation of Jodie Meeks/Kent Bazemore starting and Wes Johnson/Nick Young off the bench. Henry averaged 10.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing 21.1 minutes in 43 games this season.
Apr 4 - 9:24 AM

Xavier Henry (knee) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday night.

He just can't seem to stay healthy and he looked terrible on Tuesday, so the Lakers will just keep him out tonight. Henry has no fantasy value right now.
Apr 2 - 9:54 PM

Xavier Henry missed all four of his shots from the field against the Blazers on Tuesday night.

The only other stat he posted was a foul in his 13 minutes. His knee pain has been a major issue for Henry since December and the Lakers probably won't be letting him loose because of it. Henry's upside isn't high enough to bet on him to begin with, so he can be left alone in almost all leagues.
Apr 2 - 1:27 AM

Xavier Henry (knee) is considered probable for Tuesday's game vs. Portland.

Henry missed the past two games with ongoing soreness in his knee. He's also playing through a ruptured ligament in his left wrist which will require surgery this offseason, and it's a testament to his mettle that he's trying to play 20-25 minutes off the bench with just a few weeks left in the season. Henry, like most of the Lakers' players, will be an unrestricted FA this summer.
Apr 1 - 2:18 PM

Xavier Henry (knee) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Suns.

Henry has really caught the injury bug this season, and will miss yet another game on Sunday. His minutes will fall to Wes Johnson, Kent Bazemore, and Nick Young. Bazemore started in the last game and put up 21 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one 3-pointer, so if he gets the start he could have another nice game vs. Phoenix.
Mar 30 - 2:04 PM

Xavier Henry (knee) will not play against the Wolves on Friday night.

His knee injuries have been a major issue in his career and he could be looking at a multiple-game absence. Henry also has a wrist injury and his upside isn't great enough to keep him stashed in most formats.
Mar 28 - 7:30 PM

Xavier Henry (knee) is questionable to play against the Wolves on Friday.

Presumably, this is to the same knee that kept him out for over two months on an injury which occurred in December. Henry had his prognosis pushed back a handful of times for what was originally supposed to keep him out for 10 days. If he sits, Kent Bazemore and Wes Johnson would get some more burn.
Mar 28 - 6:46 PM

Xavier Henry cooled off during Thursday's 108-105 loss to the Bucks with seven points, one assist and one turnover on 2-of-8 from the field.

His wrist injury did not affect his shooting on Tuesday with an 8-of-11 shooting line, but he had worse luck tonight. Henry is going to need offseason surgery on his wrist and it might be an issue, but players have gone through this problem before and it hasn’t necessarily caused any negative impact. He’s not usually a guy who translates to fantasy value well, so there's no reason to pick him up after this one and he's not a must-own player for those who already added him.
Mar 27 - 11:01 PM

Xavier Henry was outstanding against the Knicks during a 127-96 win, making 8-of-11 from the field for 22 points with three rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

He's going to need offseason surgery on his wrist and it didn't slow him down tonight. Coach Mike D'Antoni seems to have an affinity to playing Henry and has used him extensively as the ball handler. He's had some issues in field goal and free throw shooting, so fantasy owners should not be cutting someone who they've been counting on to pick him up.
Mar 26 - 1:28 AM

Xavier Henry (wrist) will play vs. the Knicks on Tuesday.

Henry is playing through a ruptured ligament in his left wrist and he'll need surgery after the season. Add that fact to Henry's poor shooting percentages and the Lakers' log-jam of players at SG and SF, and there's no reason to pick him up in typical 12-team leagues.
Mar 25 - 3:07 PM

Xavier Henry's wrist injury will require postseason surgery, but he'll play through it for the duration of the regular season.

Henry has a torn ligament in his wrist yet it sounds like he could return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Knicks. The Lakers have a plethora of swingmen vying for minutes, which takes the shine off Henry as a waiver wire pickup.
Mar 24 - 2:59 PM

Xavier Henry is out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic after an MRI revealed a torn ligament in his left wrist, however, he told coach Mike D'Antoni he believes he can play on Tuesday vs. the Knicks.

What a player says and what actually happens are often two different things, but we'll keep you posted of any updates regarding Henry's status. For now, Wes Johnson and Kent Bazemore will pick up the additional minutes left in Henry's absence.
Mar 23 - 2:14 PM

An MRI on Saturday revealed Xavier Henry suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist.

He can't catch a break this season. Henry had a knee issue back in December and his prognosis kept getting pushed back and now this wrist issue could end his season. Henry's timetable will be released after he sees a hand specialist in the coming days. Wes Johnson and Kent Bazemore could pick up some extra minutes with Henry down again. Plus, the Lakers also lose another ball handler.
Mar 22 - 9:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kendall Marshall
2Jordan Farmar
3Steve Nash
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Xavier Henry
3MarShon Brooks
4Kobe Bryant
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ryan Kelly
2Kent Bazemore
3Jordan Hill
4Shawne Williams
C1Pau Gasol
2Robert Sacre
3Chris Kaman