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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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The Lakers sign G/F Xavier Henry on Friday.
The Lakers know everything about Henry's knee situation and at the reported one-year and $1 million they were talking about there's not a whole lot to nitpick here for either side. Injury concerns and fantasy deficiencies should keep Henry on the periphery of most drafts unless there is a major shake-up in La-La Land. Jul 25 - 7:04 PM

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The Lakers and Xavier Henry are reportedly nearing an agreement on a one-year contract worth $1 million.

Henry averaged 10.0 points and 2.7 rebounds with the Lakers last year, but the fact that he's never made it through more than 50 games in an NBA season makes him a non-factor with regards to fantasy.
Jul 18 - 2:12 PM

Xavier Henry said he expects to be healthy in 5-6 weeks and wants to re-sign with the Lakers.

He's really had a tough time staying healthy and the Lakers probably don't see him as a top priority. Henry shot just 41.7 percent from the field last year and didn't really help himself with the increased playing time. He's unlikely to be in an NBA team's rotation next season.
Jun 21 - 10:06 AM

Xavier Henry believes that he will be fully healthy in 5-6 weeks.

Henry definitely warrants the "injury prone" label, as he's never made it through more than 50 games in a season. There's plenty of time for Henry to recover between now and the start of training camp, but you just never know when that next injury will arise. The fact that Henry will be playing alongside Kobe Bryant, a man that will demand a healthy heaping of minutes and touches, partnered with Henry's inability to stay healthy, makes him a non-factor when discussing the fantasy landscape.
Jun 20 - 6:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Steve Nash
2Jeremy Lin
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Jordan Clarkson
SF1Nick Young
2Xavier Henry
3Wes Johnson
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
4Ed Davis
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre